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For information or to join the KSU Philharmonic Orchestra,

contact Charles Laux at (770) 423-6553 or claux@kennesaw.edu.

KSU Philharmonic Orchestra

The KSU Philharmonic is an orchestra for string players that are non-music majors or music majors wishing to perform on a secondary string instrument. Playing in the Philharmonic is a great way for KSU students to continue having musical experiences throughout their college years.  The orchestra performs a wide variety of string orchestra literature from different time periods.

The orchestra is under the direction of Mr. Charles Laux and rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in the Bailey Performance Center.  Each semester the orchestra performs approximately two concerts and collaborates with members of the KSU Concert Band to form a full orchestra. 

 

Interested students should register for MUSI 1144 or 3344.  A zero credit option is also available!  There is no audition requirement, however previous string/orchestra performing experience is necessary. Come join us to sharpen your string playing skills, meet new people, and have some fun making wonderful music!

 

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Register now for Fall 2013!

 

  • MUSI 1144, CRN #82837 (one credit)
  • MUSI 3344, CRN#82944 (one credit)
  • MUSI 3344, CRN #82947 (zero credit)

 

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Repertoire

 

Spring 2013

  • Hanson: Rhythmic Variations on Two Ancient Hymns
  • Holst: Seven Scottish Airs
  • Britten: Simple Symphony
  • Tchaikovsky/arr. Monday: Themes from Romeo and Juliet Overture
  • Lennon/McCartney/arr. Laux: Eleanor Rigby
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, 1st mvt.

 

Fall 2012

  • Holst: Brook Green Suite
  • Mendelssohn: String Sinfonia #7
  • Telemann: Viola Concerto, 1st mvt.
  • Handel: Concerto Grosso, Op.6, No. 1
  • Mozart: Kyrie from Requiem, K. 626
  • Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26

Past Repertoire

  • Vivaldi: Autumn from The Four Seasons
  • Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave, Op. 31
  • Verdi: Overture to Nabucco
  • Hovhaness: Psalm and Fugue
  • Sibelius: Rakastava
  • Mendelssohn: Sinfonia #3 in E Minor
  • Vivaldi: Spring from The Four Seasons
  • Holst: St. Paulís Suite
  • Vivaldi: Summer from The Four Seasons
  • Alesander: Tripudio in Quinque
  • Vivaldi: Winter from The Four Seasons

 

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