Texas Medical Center Orchestra (TMCO) is a full-size symphony orchestra with complete and very fine performance level winds, brass, percussion, and harp. Additional experienced string players are needed.
TMCO was founded in 2000 by Juilliard alumna Libi Lebel, conductor. Members include physicians, medical students, researchers, nurses, therapists, other health care personnel, and community members who seek a fine orchestral experience.
TMCO performs standard orchestral works at formal concerts several times each year and plays at other kinds of events. Since its founding, TMCO has performed major symphonies, including Beethoven 5 and 9, Brahms 3 and 4, Tchaikovsky 4 and 5 (this one in Carnegie Hall), Bizet 1, Rachmaninoff 2 and Dvorak 9 (New World). In addition, choruses from the Houston area have joined us for Brahms Requiem, Carmina Burana and other choral works. TMCO has played concerti for violin, piano, trombone, flute, pipa (Chinese classical instrument), and sitar, and has joined with mariachi groups and big bands to play works written for both groups.
The atmosphere is friendly and casual but still serious about the music-making. Woodwinds and brass sections are stable and very high quality. String players are needed to fill out first violin, viola, and cello sections.