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University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Carolyn Watson, Conductor

2018-19 Concert Calendar


Collage Concert
Sept. 14 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS

Wagner Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin


Lied Center Presents: KU Symphony Orchestra with special guest Blake Pouliout, violin
September 27 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS

Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’  - Beethoven 

Violin Concerto, op. 77  - Brahms
Blake Pouliot, soloist


KU @ The Kauffman: A Centenary of Conflict - Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War I
Nov. 11 | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Kansas City, Missouri
Fanfare for the Common Man - Copland 
Adagio for Strings - Barber 
Tombeau de Couperin - Barber
Symphony No. 12 ‘The Year 1917’ -  Shostakovich


Vespers featuring KU Choirs and KU Symphony Orchestra
Vespers on the Road | November 30 | Carlsen Center | Johnson County Community College
94th Annual Vespers | December 2 | Lied Center | Lawrence, KS

Gloria from Gloria RV 589 - Vivaldi

Ave Maria (Angelus Domine) - Biebl

Slavonic Dance No. 8 - Dvořák 

Waltz from Sleeping Beauty - Tchaikovsky 

See Amid the Winter’s Snow - Forest 

Sing-Along Medley - arr. Tucker

Hungarian March - Berlioz 

What Sweeter Music - Rutter 

Radetzky March - Strauss 

Les Toréadors from Carmen Suite No. 1 - Bizet 

Betelehemu, Nigerian Carol - arr. by Barrington Brooks

O Holy Night - Wilberg 


DMA Conducting Recital
December 6 | Murphy Hall | Lawrence, KS 
Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet - Tchaikovsky
The Moldau - Smetana 


Ninth Annual Scholarship Concert: Fate and Destiny
February 15 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS

Overture to the Force of Destiny - Verdi

Schicksalslied, op. 54 - Brahms 
featuring KU Choirs

Symphony No. 6, ‘Pathétique’ - Tchaikovsky 


The Elements: Rhythm, Melody, Form and Instrumentation
March 21 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS

Fanfare Ritmico - Higdon

Pavane - Fauré 

Tuba Concerto - Arutiunian 
Concerto Competition Winner Max Gerhart, soloist

Desintegracion Morfologica de la Chacona de J.S. Bach - Montsalvatge

Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - Britten
optional speaker


KU Opera Production
April 26, 28 and May 2, 4 | Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Muprhy Hall | University of Kansas

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Britten 

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