Repertoire List – University Symphony Orchestra

2023-2024 Season

October 29, 2023 – Symphonic Scare
in collaboration with the Hyde Park School of Dance

Luigi Cherubini: Entrance music: excerpt from Marcia funèbre
Hector Berlioz: March to the Scaffold from Symphonie fantastique
Gustav Holst: Mars, the Bringer of War from The Planets
Gustav Holst: Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age from The Planets
Dmitri Shostakovich: Allegro (mvt. ii) from Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93
Ludwig van Beethoven: Scherzo: Allegro (mvt. iii) from Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Gustav Mahler: Schattenhaft: Fliessend, aber nicht schnell (mvt. iii) from Symphony No. 7, Song of the Night
Edvard Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt: Suite No. 1, Op. 46 
    with singers from the University Chorus
John Williams: Imperial March from Star Wars

December 2, 2023 – Flavors of Folk Music: Bartók and Sibelius
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52
Béla Bartók: Dance Suite, Sz. 77

January 27, 2024
with Pacifica Quartet, Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence

Jessie Montgomery: Starburst
Stephen Paulus: Three Places of Enlightenment (Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra) 
      Pacifica Quartet
Josef Suk: Scherzo fantastique, Op. 25

February 24, 2024
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120
Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20

May 4, 2024
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Concerto in G minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 80
      Eileen Moudou, violin – Co-Winner, 2024 Concerto Competition
Béla Bartók: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, BB 128, Sz. 120
      Katie Gallagher, viola – Co-Winner, 2024 Concerto Competition
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100

2022-2023 Season

October 29, 2022 – Enchantments & Spells
in collaboration with the Hyde Park School of Dance

John Williams: Witches, Wands, & Wizards from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Karl Goldmark: Merlin Overture
Silvestre Revueltas: Sensemayá
Engelbert Humperdinck: Sandman’s Song, Evening Prayer, and Dream Pantomime from Hänsel und Gretel
John Williams: Double Trouble from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Hector Berlioz: Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath (movement v) from Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Giuseppe Verdi: Ballet Music III from Macbeth

December 3, 2022 – Fountains of Rome
Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto A minor, Op. 54
      Phillip Lo, piano – Co-Winner, 2020 Concerto Competition
Ottorino Respighi: Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome), P. 106
Hector Berlioz: Le carnaval romain (Roman Carnival), Op. 9

January 28, 2023 – Tales of Fantasy and Imagination
Charles Tomlinson Griffes: The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan, Op. 8
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Camille Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila

February 25, 2023
Antonín Dvořák: Othello Overture, Op. 93
Maurice Ravel: La valse: poème chorégraphique pour orchestre
Antonín Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
      Nicholas Canellakis, violoncello

May 6 & 7, 2023 – Springtime Celebration
with the Motet Choir and the University Chorus

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Antonín Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
      Samantha Ma, violin – Co-Winner, 2023 Concerto Competition
Johannes Brahms: Schicksalslied ("Song of Destiny"), Op. 54
      with the University Chorus and Motet Choir 
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Antiphon from Five Mystical Songs
      with the University Chorus and Motet Choir 

2021-2022 Season

October 30, 2021 – Wild Rides
in collaboration with the Hyde Park School of Dance

Richard Wagner: Excerpt from Ride of the Valkyries (from Die Walküre)
Engelbert Humperdinck: Witches’ Ride (from Hänsel und Gretel)
John Williams: Nimbus 2000 (from Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone)
Franz Liszt: Mazeppa
Malcolm Arnold: Tam O’Shanter
Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre, Op. 40
John Williams: Flying Theme (from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)
Hans Zimmer: Now We Ride! (from Rango)

December 4, 2021 – Liszt and Sibelius
Jean Sibelius: Karelia Overture, Op. 10
Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major
      Baron Cao, piano – Co-Winner, 2020 Concerto Competition
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39

February 26, 2022
with Quatuor Diotima, Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence

Antonín Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22
Edward Elgar: Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 47
      Quatuor Diotima
Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

May 7, 2022 – Reflection and Hope
William Grant Still: Symphony No. 2, “Song of a New Race”
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Johannes Brahms: “Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen” from Ein deutsches Requiem
      with the University Chorus

2019-2020 Season

October 26, 2019 – Shadows from Below…
in collaboration with the Hyde Park School of Dance

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Theme from Phantom of the Opera
Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Sergei Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead, Op. 29
Modest Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Klaus Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Serge Prokofiev: Dance of the Knights from Romeo and Juliet

December 7, 2019 – An evening with YooJin Jang
Dmitry Kabalevsky: Overture to Colas Breugnon
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
      YooJin Jang, violin – 2017 Concert Artists Guild Winner
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

February 1, 2020 – Condemnation and Redemption
Dmitri Shostakovich: Interludes from Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

March 7, 2020 – Caribbean Adventures
with Plena Libre, Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence

George Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Morton Gould: Tango from Latin-American Symphonette
Roberto Sierra: Borikén
Reynaldo “Camellito” Torres: Como Tu Pretendes (“How Do You Hope”)
      Plena Libre
Gary Nuñez: Si, Si, Si (Hasta Que Amenezca)
      Plena Libre
Jose Castillo (Mal – BMI): Tin Tin
      with Plena Libre
Ángel L. Torruellas (Peer – BMI): Julieta
      with Plena Libre
Rafael Cepeda (Bombalele – ASCAP): Habla Cuembé (“Speak Cuembé)
      with Plena Libre
M. Hidalgo (Peer – ASCAP): Mañana por la Mañana (“Tomorrow Morning”)
      with Plena Libre
D.R. – Gary Nuñez GN Musica – ASCAP): Voy Subiendo (“Going Up”)
      with Plena Libre

2018-2019 Season

October 27, 2018 – Monsters Galore
in collaboration with the Hyde Park School of Dance

Franz Waxman: Bride of Frankenstein
Anatol Liadov: Baba-Yaga, Op. 56
Robert Wendel: Ride of the Headless Horseman
Antonin Dvorák: The Water Goblin, Op. 107
James Newton Howard: King Kong
Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird: Infernal Dance, Finale
Edvard Grieg: Lyric Suite: March of the Trolls

December 1, 2018 – The Power of Prokofiev
Alexander Glazunov: The Seasons: Autumn, Op. 67
Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19
      William Hagen, violin
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6 in E-flat minor, Op. 111

February 2, 2019 – Roman Holiday
Hector Berlioz: Overture, Le Carnival Romain, Op. 9
Richard Strauss: Aus Italien, Op. 16: Auf der Campagna, mvt. i
Ottorino Respighi: Feste Romane, P. 157

March 9, 2019 – Fate and Destiny
Giuseppe Verdi: Prelude to La Traviata
Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

April 27, 2019 – Armenian Treasures
Aram Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite
Alan Hovhaness: Mysterious Mountain (Symphony No. 2)
Alexander Arutiunian: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in A-flat Major
      Brandon Ridenour, trumpet – 2014 Concert Artists Guild Winner
Aram Khachaturian: Gayaneh Suite: Lezghinka

June 1 and 2, 2019 – A Child of Our Time
William Grant Still: In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy
Morton Gould: Spirituals for Orchestra
Sir Michael Tippett: A Child of Our Time
      Kimberly Jones, soprano; Leah Dexter, alto; Adrian Dunn, tenor; Bill McMurray, baritone

2017-2018 Season

October 27, 2017 – Witches, Winds, and Whirls
in collaboration with the Hyde Park School of Dance
Gioachino Rossini: William Tell: The Storm
Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel: The Witches’ Ride
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovksy: The Storm, Op. 76
Antonin Dvorák: The Noonday Witch, Op. 108
Richard Strauss: Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils
Stephen Schwartz: Wicked: Selections

December 2, 2017 – Echoes of History
Eric Ewazen: A Hymn for the Lost and the Living
Krzysztof Penderecki: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 in D minor, Op. 112, “The Year of 1917”

January 27, 2018 – The French Connection
Georges Bizet: Carmen Suites Nos. 1 and 2, excerpts
Jules Massenet: Le Cid: Ballet music
Claude Debussy: Iberia (Image No. 2)
Gabriel Fauré: Dolly Suite: Le Pas Espagnol

March 3, 2018 – Plato and the Pathetique
Igor Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium)
      In Mo Yang, violin – 2014 Concert Artists Guild Winner
Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathétique”

April 21, 2018 – Concerto Showcase
Leonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: I. Allegro moderato
      Stacy Wang, violin – 2018 Concerto Competition Winner
Jacques Ibert: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
      Julianna Han, flute – 2018 Concerto Competition Winner
Arturo Márquez: Danzón No. 2

May 26, 2018 – Bernstein & Brahms
Leonard Bernstein: Presto Barbaro from On the Waterfront
Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety”
      Daniel Pesca, piano
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

2016-2017 Season

October 29, 2016 – Magic, Curses, and Spells!
in collaboration with the Hyde Park School of Dance
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty: The Curse (Act I Finale)
César Franck: The Accursed Huntsman
John Williams: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Sorcerer’s Stone and Nimbus 2000
Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
John Williams: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Harry’s Wondrous World

December 3, 2016 – Music of Samuel Barber, An American Master
Samuel Barber: First Essay for Orchestra, Op. 12
Samuel Barber: Symphony in One Movement, Op. 9
Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14

      Alexi Kenney, violin – 2013 Concert Artists Guild Winner

January 28, 2017 – Variations, a 3
Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a
Vincent d’Indy: Istar: Variations Symphonique
Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

March 4, 2017 – Ahead of Their Time
Jean Sibelius: Tapiola, Op. 112
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14

April 22, 2017 – Gershwin Greats
George Gershwin: Three Preludes
George Gershwin: An American in Paris
George Gershwin: Concerto in F
      Ko-Eun Yi, piano – 2013 Concert Artists Guild Winner

May 27 and 28, 2017 – Beethoven Ninth
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
      Christine Steyer, soprano; Katherine Calcamuggio, alto; Jesse Donner, tenor;
      David Govertsen, bass-baritone