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Orchestral Ensembles


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2016-2017 Season Programming Information


September 28 at 7:30 p.m.


Hancher Auditorium


UI Symphony Orchestra


"The Phoenix" Overture  (World Premiere)--------------Ching-Chu Hu


Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection)----Gustav Mahler


                      Michele Crider, Soprano  (UI alumna)


                        (Mezzo soloist, TBA)


*String alumni being invited back to perform in UISO




October 9 at 3 pm


Concert Hall


UI Chamber Orchestra


"Rosamunde" Overture ------------Franz Schubert


Overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream". -----Felix Mendelssohn


Concerto for 4 pianos --- J. S. Bach


          Featuring UI piano faculty (Huckleberry, Lecouna, Nosikova, Tschor)


 "Histoire du Soldat" Suite -----------Igor Stravinsky


          Katie Wolfe, violin                     Volkan Orhon, bass


          Jorge Montilla, Clarinet            Benjamin Coelho, bassoon


         Amy Schendel, trumpet            Jonathan Allen, trombone


         Daniel Moore, percussion        Eric Forsythe, narrator                  



October 26 at 7:30 p.m.


Concert Hall


 Symphony Orchestra


Fanfare Overture (World Premiere) --- Ching-Chu Hu


Consecration of the House (Die Weihe des Hauses)-----Ludwig van Beethoven


Symphony No. 1 for Organ ---Alexandre Guilmant


Symphony No. 3 (Organ)--Camille Saint-Saens


                  Gregory Hand, organ


*First performance on Klais Organ




December 1, at 7:30 p.m.


Concert Hall


UI Symphony Orchestra and Choirs


      Timothy Stalter, conductor 


Choral Fantasy ------Ludwig van Beethoven


    Uriel Tschor, piano





December 4 at 3 p.m.


Concert Hall


UI Chamber Orchestra


"Egmont" Overture----------Ludwig van Beethoven


Pastorale de ete -------------Arthur Honegger


Dances of Galanta -----------Zoltan Kodaly


Symphony No. 4 (Italian) ---Felix Mendelssohn



February 22 at 7:30 p.m.


Hancher Auditorium


UI Symphony Orchestra


Symphony No. 5 (Reformation) ----Felix Mendelssohn


Dumbarton Oaks Concerto ---Igor Stravinsky


     Nicole Esposito, flute  Jorge Montilla, clarinet   Benjamin Coelho, bassoon


Katharine Goeldner, mezzo soprano   (UI alumna)




 L'oiseau de Feu (Firebird) Suite, 1919 ------Igor Stravinsky



March 5 at 3 p.m.


Concert Hall


UI Chamber Orchestra


Marchen von der Schonen Melusine, op. 32  ------Felix Mendelssohn


Appalachian Spring ---------------------------------------Aaron Copland


Concerto for Violin and piano -- Felix Mendelssohn


        Almita Vamos, violin, Ksenia Nosikova, piano




March 29, (Hancher)


Hancher Auditorium


UI Symphony Orchestra


March Hongroise ("La Damnation of Faust") ----------Hector Berlioz 


Symphony No. 5, op. 47, D minor ----Dmitri Shostakovich


Piano Concerto No. 2, C minor---Sergei Rachmaninoff


                    Ksenia Nosikova, piano




April 22 at 7:30 p.m.


Concert Hall


UI Symphony Orchestra


 Benefit concert honoring James Dixon


Waltz for Betz  for English horn and strings --------------James Grant


                  Courtney Miller, English horn


Totenfeier----------------------------------Gustav Mahler


Piano Concerto No. 1, op.23, B-flat minor ------Piotr I. Tchaikovsky


    Gerhardt Zimmerman, conductor: Garrick Ohlsson, pianist


*Zimmerman and Grant are UI SOM alumni




April 21, 23 7:30p.m.


Hancher Auditorium: Opera


UI Chamber Orchestra


"Pirates of Penzance"  --------------Gilbert & Sullivan




April 30 at 3 p.m.


Concert Hall


UI Chamber Orchestra


UI student Concert/Aria winners


Contact Information

Orchestra website

School of Music, University of Iowa

Dr. William LaRue Jones, Director of Orchestral Studies
153 MW

Philip Rudd, Orchestra Manager
165 MW
(319) 335-1631

Questions about parts:

Head Librarian
SungZin Kim, Orchestra TA 

Wind Librarian
HoYin Kwok, Orchestra TA

String Librarian
Hisham Groover, Orchestra TA





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