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


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

Piazzolla: Suite del Angel (3 Tangos), Arr. Gabriel Senanes

featuring Achilles Liarmakopoulos, trombone, Canadian Brass

Sophia Darby '17: When I Close My Eyes 

Sunday, May 7, 4 pm

Watson Fine Arts CenterWheaton College

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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.  

We are committed to performing a broad repertoire of music from around the world, especially music by composers from groups traditionally under-represented on orchestra programs.  

We routinely collaborate within nationally-prominent artists. In recent seasons we have performed along with violinist Victor Romanul of the Boston Symphony, trombonist Achilles Liarmakopoulos of the Canadian Brass, violinist/composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), multi-media artist DJ Spooky, and guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan.

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.

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