The Richland String Orchestra performs literature from Baroque to contemporary styles and develops artistic programs for several evening and day time concerts throughout the Richland Performance Season.
Conducted by Dr. Abel Rodriguez, music faculty member, the ensemble performs various works with soloists and featured chamber groups as well as Richland choral groups. Placement auditions occur throughout the year to all qualified violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists. Scholarships are available. Members include mainly music majors and minors, and also participants with a background in solo and orchestral string instrument performing. Additional sectional rehearsals outside of class time occur on an as-needed basis. College-owned instruments and instrument lockers are available for student use as needed.
Guest clinicians and soloists that have performed with the String Orchestra include:
Clarinetist, Dallas Wind Symphony, Richland Adjunct Music Faculty and
Violinist, Houston Area.
The String Orchestra performs a variety of repertoire from contemporary programmatic works to Baroque and Classical pieces from the great composers.