The UWSP Symphony Orchestra, led by Professor Andres Moran
, is renowned for its performance of both the standard orchestral repertoire as well as contemporary music. Selected through an audition process, the ensemble is made up of students from across the university. While the majority of players are music majors or minors, many other fields of study are represented including Communications, Biology, Environmental Education and others. The ensemble rehearses twice a week and performs several concerts per year. The orchestra also combines with the UWSP choirs on a bi-annual basis to present the great masterpieces from the orchestral and choral literature.
Some of the literature the UWSPSO has performed in recent years includes Mahler Symphony No. 4, Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Respighi Pines of Rome, Orff Carmina Burana, Mozart Requiem, Tchaikovsky Symphonies No. 5 and Gustav Holst The Planets. Select students in the orchestra may also have the opportunity to perform in the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra.
, Symphony Director (NFAC 322, 346-2027, firstname.lastname@example.org
). The Symphony Orchestra performs the standard symphonic literature as well as works by contemporary composers and collaborates with the opera workshop and choirs in performances. It is open to any university student through audition.
Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00-2:50 PM.
Registration: Music 342, Section 1, 1 or 2 credits.
*String seating auditions will take place during the first week of classes at the regularly scheduled time for orchestra rehearsals.