The University Symphony Orchestra’s spring concerts will showcase the extraordinary
musical talent of the student musicians involved in our Department of Music Performance
Program. For the first half of the program, the USO will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s final
masterpiece, the exuberant Symphonic Dances, Op. 45, written in 1937–1940 while the
composer was living in the United States. The second half of the program will feature 2023
Concerto Competition Winner Samantha Ma performing the third movement of Antonín
Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, Op. 53. To cap the program, the University Chorus (Mollie
Stone, director) and Motet Choir (James Kallembach, director) will join the USO to present
Johannes Brahms’ Schicksalslied (“Song of Destiny”) plus the celebratory final movement
from Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, the stirring Antiphon.
Donations requested at the door: $10 general, $5 students/children
This concert will be livestreamed here on our website and on our YouTube channel.