About Our Orchestra

The Venice Community Orchestra was organized in 2011, by founder and cellist, John Mabardi, with the intent to provide a place for players of all ages and levels to have fun making music together. The orchestra is composed of 20 musicians who rehearse weekly under the direction of a qualified coach/conductor at the State College of Florida (SCF) Venice Campus. There are no auditions required to join us, just the desire to enjoy making music together. Our association with SCF Music is a wonderful experience for our players. We play classical and traditional music. We rehearse weekly in a most congenial and supportive environment and perform occasionally for friendly audiences

Our Mission

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The VCO is a multigenerational symphonic orchestra. Our mission is to promote musical participation, education, appreciation and enjoyment in the Venice area community through our weekly rehearsals and periodical performances.