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.

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

III. Finale

Charlotte Dumesnil, Sandra Coursey, pianos

Symphony No. 1 in F minor, op. 10 –  Dmitri Shostakovich