We are a community of friends and neighbors who gather together to rehearse and perform the world's greatest music.


The Great Woods Symphony Orchestra is a 70-piece college-community ensemble based at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.  Our mission is to provide an opportunity for musicians of all stripes to experience the excitement and joy of playing in an orchestra.

The GWSO is comprised of members of the general public as well as Wheaton students, faculty, and staff.  No orchestral experience is necessary. Membership is free.

We perform two concerts each year. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings at 7 pm, from September to early December, and then February to early May.

Scroll down for information about our 2016-2017 concerts.

Click here for information about joining us for the Fall 2017 semester!


fall 2016 CONCERT

Schubert: "Unfinished" Symphony

Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 1

featuring Guy Urban, piano

Offenbach: Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld

spring 2017 concert

Dvorak: Symphony no. 9 "From the New World"

Piazzolla: Suite del Angel (3 Tangos)

featuring Achilles Liarmakopoulos, trombone, Canadian Brass

Sophia Darby '17: When I Close My Eyes