The Wanda L. Bass Music Center on the OCU Campus


Symphony OrchestraThe Oklahoma City University Symphony Orchestra is a student ensemble composed of music and non-music majors, graduates and undergraduates.The more than 90 musicians in the ensemble are selected based on an audition process. The Symphony Orchestra has been honored by ASCAP with the Adventurous Programming Award and in 2004, represented the United States at the “Meet in Beijing” arts festival. The Symphony Orchestra was also the honor group at the 2009 OMEA State Convention.

The Symphony Orchestra gives numerous concerts a year, performing a wide range of standard orchestral repertoire and maintaining a commitment to performing and promoting new music. The Symphony Orchestra also serves as the basis for the pit orchestras in the Opera & Music Theater productions, as well as the orchestra for the annual Christmas Vespers at Oklahoma City University. Students receive vast experience and training through rehearsals, both full and sectional, two-to-three times a week. The experience students gain here plays a significant role in developing and preparing them to be professional musicians.

  • Dr. Eric Garcia, Music Director/Conductor


All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. in Petree Recital Hall.
Pre-concert talks begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Bass Atrium.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Weber: Overture to Die Freischütz

Daniel Taborda, Graduate Conductor

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a faun

Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 version)

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, op. 74, B minor (Pathétique) 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Collegiate Honor Ensemble, Oklahoma Music Educators Association

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, op. 74, B minor (Pathétique) 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, Op. 25 “Classical”

Muhly: It Remains to be Seen

Haydn: Symphony No. 45, F-sharp minor “Farewell”

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Suppé: Light Cavalry Overture

Kevin Wilkinson, Graduate Conductor

Hanson: Serenade for Flute and Strings

Emily Eubanks, flute

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G

Sandra Coursey, piano

Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis