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University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra Repertoire

Dr. Carolyn Watson, Conductor

2019-20 Concert Calendar

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Collage Concert

September 13 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS 
Dvořák Carnival Overture

Lied Center Presents: KU Symphony Orchestra with special guest Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola
September 26 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS

Featured in the University Daily Kansan
Dvořák Carnival Overture 
Martinů Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola 
Juan-Miguel Hernandez soloist
Schumann Symphony No. 3 ‘Rhenish’

KU Chamber Orchestra @ Haunting Humanities: Hall Center for the Humanities

October 23 | Abe and Jake’s Landing | Lawrence, KS
Featured in the University Daily Kansan
Michael Jackson Thriller
Hermann Psycho Suite (Excerpts)
Saint- Saëns Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah
Prokofiev Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet 

Lied Center Presents: KU Symphony Orchestra – Halloween Spootakular!

October 31 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS
Featured in the Pitch, KC
Bach/Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King
Prokofiev Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet 
Berlioz Marche to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique
Stephenson The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Saint-Saëns Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah

Side-by-side performance with Lawrence and Free State High School Orchestras

Vespers Featuring KU Choirs and KU Symphony Orchestra

Vespers on the Road | December 6 | Carlsen Center | Johnson County Community College
95th Annual Vespers | December 8 | Lied Center | Lawrence, KS
Strauss Ziguenerbaron Overture
Corelli Christmas Concerto Op. 6/8
Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride
Strauss Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5   

Other choral and choral/orchestral repertoire with KU Choirs

Tenth Annual Scholarship Concert

February 15 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS
Kats-Chernin Dance of the Paper Umbrellas
Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947)
Pierce Jasmine Arrow Symphony
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Schubert Mass in G with KU Choirs

Lied Center Presents: KU Symphony Orchestra

March 27 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS
Tower Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman #6
Higdon Blue Cathedral
Copland Billy the Kid Suite
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor 
Concerto Competition Winner: Taeri Lee

Lied Center Presents: KU Symphony Orchestra

May 5 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS
Stölzel City Beautiful
Bruckner Symphony No. 4 ‘The Romantic’

Previous Repertoire

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 Pouliot, violin

September 27 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’  
Brahms Violin Concerto, op. 77 
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
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man  
Barber Adagio for Strings  
Ravel Tombeau de Couperin 
Shostakovich Symphony No. 12 ‘The Year 1917’
 

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
Vivaldi Gloria from Gloria RV 589
Biebl Ave Maria (Angelus Domine) 
Dvořák Slavonic Dance No. 8
Tchaikovsky Waltz from Sleeping Beauty 
Forest See Amid the Winter’s Snow
Arr. Tucker Forest 
Sing Along Medley
Berlioz Hungarian March 
Rutter What Sweeter Music 
Strauss Radetzky March 
Bizet Les Toréadors from Carmen Suite No. 1 
Nigerian Carol arr. by Barrington Brooks Betelehemu
Wilberg O Holy Night 
 

DMA Conducting Recital

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

Ninth Annual Scholarship Concert: Fate and Destiny

February 15 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS
Verdi Overture to the Force of Destiny
Brahms Schicksalslied, op. 54  
featuring KU Choirs
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, ‘Pathétique’
 

The Elements: Rhythm, Melody, Form and Instrumentation

March 21 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS
Higdon Fanfare Ritmico
Fauré Pavane
Arutiunian Tuba Concerto 
Concerto Competition Winner: Max Gerhart, soloist
Montsalvatge Desintegracion Morfologica de la Chacona de J.S. Bach
Britten Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 
Carl Lejuez narrator
 

KU Opera Production

April 26, 28 and May 2, 4 | Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Muprhy Hall | University of Kansas
Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

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