The 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.
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.
Concert 1 – Saturday, September 26, 2015
Circus Polka – Igor Stravinsky
Concerto for Double Bass No. 2 in E-flat major – Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
I. Allegro moderato
Grace Lewis, double bass
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op.95 – Antonin Dvorak
Concert 2 – Saturday, November 7, 2015
Passacaglia, op. 1 – Anton Webern
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98 – Johannes Brahms
Concert 3 – Saturday, February 27, 2016
Javelin – Michael Torke
Totentanz (Danse Macabre), S. 126 – Franz Liszt
Dongwook Cheon, piano
Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concert 4 – Saturday, April 9, 2016
Leonore Overture No. 3 – Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 28 – Alberto Ginastera
IV. Toccata concertata
Charlotte Dumesnil, piano
Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor – Francis Poulenc
Charlotte Dumesnil, Sandra Coursey, pianos
Symphony No. 1 in F minor, op. 10 – Dmitri Shostakovich