Music Director Jacob Moscona chats with the Pinafore orchestra

Prospective orchestra members are asked to go through a simple audition process. The show orchestra then rehearses weekly in the month or so before the run of the show. The orchestra is scheduled on a rotating basis for the performances.

The HRG&SP orchestra also has an active social calendar, with orchestra-only social events augmenting the already full show social schedule! We welcome musicians from on and off campus with any or no experience with G&S.

For information about auditioning, email the orchestra manager at hrgsp.orchestra@gmail.com.

For most shows in the G&S repertoire, the orchestra on any given night consists of:

6 Violins
3 Violas
3 Celli
1 String Bass
2 Flutes (picc. second)
1 Oboe
2 Clarinets
1 Bassoon
1 or 2 Horns
2 Trumpets
2 Trombones
1 Percussionist


(Some HRG&SP orchestra trivia: we have had — and continue to have! — some impressive members. Yo-Yo Ma ’76 played principal cello in Iolanthe ’75, a show whose roster also boasted principal oboe Christopher Wilkins ’78, Music Director of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and assistant conductor Lynn Chang ’75, music faculty at New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, BU, and MIT.)