Symphony Orchestra - Repertoire

Tentative Repertoire for 2017-2018 Season

AUGUST 27 Auditions

SEPTEMBER 7, 4-7 PM, ORCHESTRA RETREAT at Grand Ravines Park Lodge

OCTOBER 12, 2017 Side by Side Concert with Caledonia HS Chamber Orchestra in Caledonia
Dvorak, Symphony No. 8 in G  (2*pic 2+Ehn 2 2 - 4 2 3 1 - tmp - strings)
Beethoven, Egmont Overture [combined orchestra] (2 2 2 2 - 4 2 0 0 - tmp - strings)

OCTOBER 21, 2017 String Leadership Day in LAT
Telemann, Trumpet Concerto in D (GVSU strings with Alexander Wilson, faculty artist)
Wiren, Serenade, movements 1, 2, 4 (massed string orchestra)

DECEMBER 4, 2017 Fall Arts Celebration Holiday Concert - A French Holiday Celebration at Fountain Street Church
with University Arts Chorale, alumni vocal soloists, a few faculty members in the orchestra
Bizet, L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2, Minuetto and Farandole (2*pic 2 2 2 - 4 2 3 0 - tmp+3 - hp - strings)
Poulenc, Gloria (2*pic 2+Ehn 2+Bcl 2+Contra - 4 3 3 1- tmp - hp - strings)
4 French Carols - various orchestrations, including brass fanfare (full brass, inc tuba) on Adeste Fideles

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OKLAHOMA! (all orchestra winds and percussion)
tech week January 29
performances February 2, 3, 4 and 9, 10, 11

FEBRUARY 13, 2017 Orchestra Strings Concert, with faculty soloists at Cook-DeWitt Center
repertoire TBD

APRIL 12, 2017 Concerto Winners Concert at Park Church
TBA, with concerto winners and Steven Smith, organ
Saint-Saëns, Symphony No. 3 (3*pic 2+Ehn 2+Bcl 2+contra - 4 3 3 1 - tmp+2 - organ - piano 4 hands - strings)

APRIL 28 to MAY 1 rehearsals and day trips for Faculty/Student Chamber Orchestra
faculty members with a few invited student strings
program TBD
 


 Repertoire from Past Seasons

2017
Haydn, 'Lord Nelson' Mass
Borodin, 'Prince Igor" Overture
Borodin, Polovetsian Dances
Haydn, Cello Concerto in C
Hindemith, Der Schwanendreher
Peck, The Upward Stream
Strauss, Death and Transfiguration

2016
Nielsen, Prelude to Act III of 'Saul and David'
Villa-Lobos, Fantasia for Saxophone and Strings
Beethoven, Symphony No. 8
Sibelius, Finlandia
Mozart, Overture to 'Idomeneo'
Sibelius, Karelia Suite
Puccini, Selections from Gianni Schicchi
Gounod, Faust Ballet Music
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Piazzolla, Libertango
Mozart, Overture to 'Titus' 
Bruckner, Te Deum
Fauré, Requiem
Vaughan Williams, O Clap Your Hands
Danzi, Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon
Bartok, Divertimento for Strings, movement 3
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A minor
Dvorak, Symphony No. 6 in D Major

2015
Brahms, Hungarian Dances No. 6
Haydn, Symphony No. 88 in G Major
Grieg, Peer Gynt Suites, mvts
Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain
Holst, Mars from 'The Planets'
Nielsen,  Little Suite for Strings
Rodrigo,  Dos Miniaturas Andaluzas
Verdi, Nabucco Overture
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major-Sookkyung Cho, faculty artist  
Kodaly, Hary Janos Suite
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

2014
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'   

2013
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 

2012
Debussy, Petite Suite
Haydn, Symphony No. 104
Osbon, 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          

2011
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

2010
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)  

2009
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   

2008
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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