Symphony Orchestra - Repertoire

Tentative Repertoire for 2015-2016 Season


OCTOBER 16, 2015 Concert

Brahms, Hungarian Dances No. 6 (2*pic222-4230-tmp-str)

Haydn, Symphony No. 88 in G Major (1202-2200-tmp-str)

Grieg, Peer Gynt Suites, mvts (2*pic222-4231-tmp+2-str)
Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain (2+pic222-423+euph1-tmp+3-hp-str)

Holst, Mars from 'The Planets' (2+pic2+Ehn2+bcl2-4331-tmp+3-hp-cel-str)


OCTOBER 17, 2015 String Leadership Day

Distinguished Guest Conductor, Raphael JimenezOrchestra Director at Oberlin Conservatory

NOTE:Full GVSU Orchestra will play two movements from Haydn, Symphony No. 88 in G Major (1202-2200-tmp-str)

Massed String Orchestra (including all GVSU strings) will play Nielsen Little Suite for Strings and Rodrigo Dos Miniaturas Andaluzas


OCTOBER 28, 2015 Side by Side Concert at Jenison High School Performing Arts Center

Selections from October 16 Concert

Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain (with Jenison High School Orchestra)


OCTOBER 31, 2015 Halloween Costume Concert in Library Atrium at 8 pm

Brahms, Hungarian Dances No. 6 (2*pic222-4230-tmp-str)

Grieg, Peer Gynt Suites, mvts (2*pic222-4231-tmp+2-str)

Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain (2+pic222-4231-tmp+3-hp-str)

Holst, Mars from 'The Planets' (2+pic2+Ehn2+bcl2-433+euph1-tmp+3-hp-cel-str)


DECEMBER 11, 2015 Concert

Verdi, Nabucco Overture (2+pic222-4231-tmp+3-str), Deborah Freedman Rhodes, guest conductor 

Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major-Sookkyung Cho, faculty artist (1222-2200-tmp-str) [NOTE: we may use reduced strings for this performance]

Kodaly, Hary Janos Suite (3(3pics)22+Eb+alto sax2-4631-cimbalom-tmp+6, cel, pf—str)


FEB 21, 2016 Concert at Park Church in Grand Rapids [NOTE: Due to venue size restrictions, the full orchestra string section might need to be of a reduced size, alternating numbers.]

Mozart, Overture to 'Titus' (2222-2200-tmp-str)
Bruckner, Te Deum, with Park Church Choir, Patrick Coyle, conductor (2222-4331-tmp-str)

Fauré, Requiem, with GVSU University Arts Chorale (0002-4200-hp-tmp-org-str)

Vaughan Williams, O Clap Your Hands, with combined choirs (2+pic222-4331-tmp,+2-str)


MARCH 22, 2016 Chamber Orchestra Concert in Cook DeWitt Center

Danzi, Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon, faculty artists Arthur Campbell and Danny Phipps (1200-2200-str)

Bartok, Divertimento for Strings 


APRIL 21, 2016 Concert

Concerto winner(s)

Dvorak, Symphony No. 6 in D Major (2+pic222-4231-timp-str)


Past Seasons


Schubert, Mass in G

Glinka, Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture

Cassler, The Turtle Dove

Prokofiev, Lieutenant Kije Suite

Schubert, Symphony No. 5
Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture
Martinu, Oboe Concerto
Sibelius, Violin Concerto, mvt 1
Marquez, Danzon No. 2



Ibert, Concertino da Camera

Dvorak, Symphony No. 9

Bartok, Danse Villageoise from Two Pictures

Haydn, Symphony 100

Purcell, The Fairy Queen, mvts
Dvorak, Serenade for Strings

Bruch, Kol Nidrei

Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 5

Mozart, Overture to 'The Magic Flute'

da Falla, The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite 2
Revueltas, Sensemaya
Wagner, Overture to 'The Meistersinger'



Kapp, Symphony No. 2

Copland, An Outdoor Overture

Schubert, Symphony 8

Beethoven, Egmont Overture

Verdi, Overture to 'La forza de destino'

Parry, An English Suite

Beethoven, Symphony No. 5

Berlioz, Hungarian March

Alcalde, Der Mondbach 2

Mozart, Aria from 'Titus'

Lehar, Aria from 'Merry Widow'

Bizet, Carmen Suite No. 2



Haydn, Symphony No. 104

Obson, Lord Nelson Overture

Elgar, Nimrod from Enigma Variations

Holst, Jupiter from The Planets

Martin, Ballade for Flute

Tomasi, Concerto for Alto Saxophone

Opera Arias and Choruses

Arensky, Variations on a Theme by Tchaik.

Wiren, Serenade

Dvorak, Slavonic Dances op. 46

Delius, Walk to the Paradise Garden

Boccherini, Concerto for Cello in G

Schubert, Symphony No. 3

Hanson, Symphony No. 2







Copland, Buckaroo Holiday

Bizet, L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2

Sibelius, Violin Concerto 

Nielsen, Prelude to Act II of ‘Saul and David’

Barber, Violin Concerto, mvt 1

Borodin, Polovetsian Dances

Sibelius, Finlandia

Dello Joio, Lyric Fantasies

Dvorak, Symphony No. 8

Bloch, Concerto Grosso No. 1

Brahms, Symphony No. 2

Gade, Echoes of Ossian


Gluck, Nagina’s Nemesis

Khachaturian, Three Dances from ‘Gayne’

John Williams, Prayer for Peace

Persichetti, The Hollow Men

Richard Strauss, Death and Transfiguration

Haydn, Trumpet Concerto in Eb, mvt 1

Handel, Ombra mai fü from ‘Xerxes’

Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto No 1 in a minor, mvt 1

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4 in f minor

Verdi, Nabucco Overture

Enesco, Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1

Beethoven, Symphony No. 8

Mozart, Overture to ‘Idomeneo’

Suk, Meditation on an Old Bohemian Chorale

Larsson, Concertino for Trombone and Strings

Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1919)



Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture

Brahms, Concerto for Violin and Cello

Marquez, Danzón No. 2

Cassler, The Turtle Dove

Cuthbert, Scenes from a Role-Playing Game

Corigliano, Voyage for String Orchestra

Mozart, Flute Concerto in G, mvt 1

Krommer, Clarinet Duo Concerto, mvt 1

Kodály, Háry János

Beethoven, Consecration of the House Overture

Fauré, Pavane

Mascagni, Intermezzo from’ Cavalleria Rusticana’

Brahms, Hungarian Dances No. 5

Dvorak, Symphony No. 6

Mozart, Overture to ‘Titus’

Prokofiev, Lieutenant Kije

Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor 



Beethoven, Egmont Overture

Khachaturian, Adagio from ‘Spartacus’

Dvorak, Suite in A (“American”)

Copland, An Outdoor Overture

Bizet, Patrie! Overture

Mozart, Symphony No. 32

Schubert, Symphony No. 8  (“Unfinished”)

Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain





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