James Smith, Director of Orchestras
About the Orchestral Program
The orchestra program offers performance opportunities and orchestral training for music majors as well as non-music majors. The Symphony Orchestra specializes in works written for large orchestra and recent performances have included symphonies by Brahms, Martinů, Dvořák, and The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. The Chamber Orchestra varies in size and instrumentation depending on the repertoire and the artistic emphasis. During the 2014-2015 academic year, the emphasis will be on works written for string orchestra as well as strings plus solo winds and percussion. Major works composed by Schubert, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, Bizet, as well as other important composers, will be featured. All-University Strings rehearses on Monday evenings and is open to all students without an audition.
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