Irondequoit Community Orchestra
Welcome to the Irondequoit Community Orchestra Homepage
The Irondequoit Community Orchestra Inc. is a New York non-profit, 501(c)3, corporation. Our mission is to provide a rich music experience for players, entertainment for the community, and educational interactions with the community and schools. We are currently a string orchestra and welcome all who wish to join. We are a course in the West Irondequoit Community Education program and rehearse in the music room at the Dake Jr. High School on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 pm.
The ICO will begin Fall rehearsals on September 20, 2023. Rehearsals are 7:30-9:00 pm in the Dake, Jr. HS music room. If you play violin-viola-cello-bass and are interested in joining a fun and welcoming community orchestra contact the orchestra manager: David Weiss at dweiss2.rochester.rr.com.
In November of 2022 the Irondequoit Community Orchestra presented a concert "We Write Orchestra Music" for children of all ages on several dates at different Public Library locations. This was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts in collaboration with Rochester Area Community Foundation. The concerts were a great success and the Rochester Central Library, Irondequoit Library, and East Rochester Library all had a full audience with all seats taken and audience sitting along the walls and back. The program was extremely well received with fantastic audience participation with the two commissioned pieces.
The Irondequoit Community Orchestra follows the International, National, State, County, and School District guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Protecting our musicians is paramount. Where guidelines are unclear or in conflict, we will adopt the most stringent of the measures. If you have any specific questions, please don't hesitate to contact the orchestra.
The Irondequoit Community Orchestra Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outline by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all practices within our organization.