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The Oklahoma City University Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Jeffrey Grogan and performs works from the traditional repertoire as well as new music. Students in the orchestra work together in a supportive learning environment to achieve inspiring results. They are regularly coached by the Bass School of Music faculty. The OCU Symphony has been honored with an ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award and represented the United States at the "Meet in Beijing" Arts Festival.

2023-2024 Concert Season

Symphony Orchestra Concert

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, OCCC PAC

The Oklahoma City University Symphony Orchestra presents Stravinsky's THE RITE OF SPRING under the baton of Prof. Jeffrey Grogan and joins forces with the Ahn Trio for a performance of Beethoven's TRIPLE CONCERTO! Join us 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at OCCC, 7777 S. May. Admission is free and open to all.

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Wind Ensemble & Symphony Orchestra Joint Concert

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, Petree Hall

Wind Ensemble

Fanfare “Stadt Wien” from Festmusik der Stadt Wien (1943) Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

*Arranged by Seiji Soma, Performed in celebration of the 160th anniversary of Richard Strauss’ birth

Concerto for Tuba (1976) Edward Gregson (b. 1945)

I. Allegro deciso

Andy Chan, tuba

Circus Overture (1944) William Schuman (1910-1992) Arranged by Don Owen

Symphony Orchestra

March Slav, Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Fantasy for Flute & Orchestra, Georges Hue (1858-1948)

Megan Howell, soloist

Legacy for Oboe & Symphony Orchestra, Oscar Navarro (1981-)

Mary Grace Schayot, soloist

Purple Mountains, Shuying Li (1989-) *Oklahoma Premiere

Manon Lescaut Intermezzo, Puccini (1858-1924)

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Symphony Orchestra Concert

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2024, OCCC PAC

Concerto for Flute & Harp, Lowell Liebermann (1961-)

Parthena Owens & Emily Duncan, soloists

*Lowell Liebermann in residence

Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

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