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Orchestra New England: History and Mission

Orchestra New England (ONE) is one of the most versatile and exciting orchestras in America. The Orchestra is committed to quality and innovation, a commitment that has made its artistic achievements possible by generating and nurturing an unusual workplace and a remarkable orchestra.

Since its founding in 1974, Orchestra New England has presented over 700 concerts with a passion for excellence and signature enthusiasm. Most of these performances were presented at ONE’s home base at Yale’s Battell Chapel and other venues in greater New Haven, with other engagements taking place in concert halls throughout New England and along the Eastern seaboard.

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Watch this short 7-minute video about ONE, produced by SCSU student Donna Girot:
We hope you enjoy it.

Click here to learn more about the history of Orchestra New England.

View Orchestra New England's complete 45-year repertoire list here.

From its 1974 debut performance of an unpublished work by Charles Ives to its almost 150 performances of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, ONE continues to set the standard for outstanding performances of both familiar and neglected works by Classical, Romantic and Modern composers.

ONE has made commercial recordings for such prestigious labels as Columbia Masterworks, CBS Masterworks, Delos, New World Records and Koch International Classics.

Orchestra New England's Mission

Orchestra New England shares the vitality of great music and great music making, embracing audiences and colleagues, and collaborating with like-minded organizations.

We engage, educate, and empower youth.

We are committed to opening doors, welcoming the joy of live music as an integral element of our lives in the expanding community we strive to serve.

We are distinguished in our versatility and in the immediacy of our connection with our audiences.

Our top-flight instrumentalists are individually accomplished as soloists and chamber musicians, and as leading players in Connecticut's major symphony orchestras.

Under the O.N.E. banner we perform as chamber ensembles, jazz bands, pop orchestras, and mid-sized symphony orchestras, always emphasizing exquisite quality, creative imagination, and infectious energy.

Contact Us
(203) 777-4690

Orchestra New England
P.O. Box 200123
New Haven, CT 06520


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