Director: George Lopez
The Bowdoin Orchestra, under the direction of George Lopez, rehearses Sunday evenings in Studzinski Recital Hall and typically performs once each semester.
At times the orchestra has shared a concert at the end of the semester with the Bowdoin Chorus, playing either the orchestral part to a large choral work like Mozart’s Requiem or Mendelssohn’s Elijah, or, more often, a self-standing orchestra piece. They have done several collaborative concerts with the Bates College Orchestra. Recent pieces performed include Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony, Bartók's Romanian Folk Dances, and the Mendelssohn "Italian" Symphony.
The chamber ensemble auditions also count for orchestra.