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KSU Symphony Orchestra Past Repertoire

2012-2013 Season


September 12

Nocturnes by Debussy

4 Seasons by Piazzolla with Helen Kim, violin

Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky/Ravel


October 8

Overture to Barber of Seville by Rossini

Duo Concertino for Clarinet, Bassoon and Strings by Strauss with John Warren and Laura Najarian

Symphony #5 by Sibelius


October 30

Concerto Competition Finals


November 19

Piano Concerto #2 by Brahms with David Watkins

Symphony #9 by Dvorak


January 10

New Blood by Peter Gabriel


February 2

Collage Concert


February 14

Kennesaw Festival of New Music

Helix by Salonen

Grind to a Halt by David Lang

Mothership by Mason Bates


March 13 (morning performance) - Cobb Energy Centre

Excerpts from Swan Lake with KSU Dance Company


March 25

Premiere by Drew Dolan

Tuba Concerto (Premiere) by James Woodward with Alan Baer from NY Phil

Excerpts from Swan Lake


April 22

Concerto Competition Winners

Concerto for Orchestra by Bartok


2011-2012 Season


September 14

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III by Richard Wagner

Nikola Resanovic: Collateral Damage (John Warren, clarinet)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade


October 12

John Adams: tromba lontana

Rossini/Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque (John Culvahouse, conductor)

Belioz: Harold in Italy (Allyson Fleck, viola)


November 3-6

KSU Opera


January 21

KSU Collage Concert


February 9

Osvaldo Golijov: The Last Round

Holst: The Planets (Ovidiu Balan, conductor)


March 19

Ravel: Bolero

Richard Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils
Concerto and Composition Winners TBD


April 21

Mozart: Coronation Mass (Leslie Blackwell, conductor)

Beethoven: Symphony #9 (YouTube link)



2010-2011 Season


September 9
Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise
Elgar: Cello Concerto, Charae Krueger, cello
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4


October 11
Melin: Tempest (Student Composition Contest Winner)
Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Adam von Housen, violin
Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto in G Minor, Tsuey Wei Seah, piano
Stravinsky: Firebird


November 6
KSU Collage Concert


November 18
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Williams: Escapades, Sam Skelton, saxophone
Beetoven: Choral Fantasy


February 23
Bach: Orchestral Suite #3
Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranjuez, Mary Akerman, guitar
Elgar: Enigma Variations


April 13
Wagner: Prelude to Act 3 from Lohengrin
Schumann: Piano Concerto, Soohyun Yun, piano
Shostakovich: Symphony #10

April 28-May 1
KSU Opera


2009-2010 Season


September 15
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (David Perry, violin)
Hanson: Symphony #2 (Romantic)


October 7
Westin: Suite in G, Mvt. 3 (Framsteg - Rhapsody on Danish and Norwegian Themes)
Stravinsky: Rake’s Progress (Michael Alcorn, tenor)
Ibert: Concertino da Camera (Noah Vece, saxophone)
Bizet: Symphony in C


November 5-8
Menotti: The Medium
PDQ Bach: The Stoned Guest


February 6
College Orchestra Directors Association Conference
Fanfare TBD conducted by Dr. David Kehler, Director of Bands at KSU
Marquez: Danzon #2 (Commission by CODA)
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Helen Kim, violin)


March 17
Rachmaninov: Concerto #3 (David Watkins, piano)
Dvorak: Symphony #7


March 27
Collage Concert


March 30
Morning Cobb Energy Performance with KSU Dance - (Rep TBD)


April 20
Mozart: Overture to the Magic Flute
Vaughan-Williams: Overture to The Wasps
Haydn: Symphony #104
Bernstein: Fancy Free Ballet

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