Symphony Orchestra - Repertoire

Tentative Repertoire for 2014-2015 Season

NOTE: Dr. Mahave-Veglia will conduct both orchestras during the
Fall Semester 
while Dr. Duitman is on sabbatical.


OCTOBER 11, 2014 String Leadership Day

Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony, movements (Chamber Orchestra)

Dvorak, Serenade for Strings (Massed Orchestra)


OCTOBER 15, 2014 Concert

Bruch, Kol Nidrei (Guest artist cello soloist)

Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony, movements (Chamber Orchestra with guest conductor)

Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 5 in D Major


NOVEMBER 14-16, 2014 GVSU Opera at Wege Theater

Mozart, Magic Flute (an hour-long reduction scored for string quintet and 6 winds)


NOVEMBER 22, 2014 Concert

Purcell, The Fairy Queen Suite, movements (Chamber Orchestra)

Mozart, Overture to "The Magic Flute"

de Falla, The Three Cornered Hat

Revueltas, Sensemaya

Wagner, Prelude to "The Meistersinger"


JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 8, 2015 GVSU Musical

Company (Pit orchestra of 12 musicians)


FEBRUARY 25, 2015 Concert

Debussy, Fetes

Prokofiev, Lieutenant Kije

Schubert, Symphony No. 5 in Bb Major


FEBRUARY ?, 2015 Side by Side Concert at Jenison Performing Arts Hall

Debussy, Fetes

Prokofiev, Lieutenant Kije

Schubert, Symphony No. 5 in Bb Major (first movement with Jenison HS Orchestra)


EARLY APRIL, 2015 UAC Concert in Cook-DeWitt Center

Schubert, Mass in G (Chamber Orchestra accompanies UAC)


APRIL 18, 2015 Concert

TBA, Concerto Winner

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 in D minor


Current Season


SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 Pops Concert (weather permitting, scheduled for new library outdoor amphitheater)

The music of John Williams, including music from Summon the Heroes, Superman Returns,Harry Potter, The Patriot, Star Wars (full orchestra plus Bass clarinet, 4 percussionists, keyboard)


OCTOBER 12, 2013 Concert

Beethoven, Egmont Overture (2fl/1pic 2ob 2cl 2bsn - 4hrn 2tr - timp -  strings)

Schubert, Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished" (2fl 2ob 2cl 2bsn - 2hn 2tr 3tb - timp -  strings)

Britten, Simple Symphony (Chamber Strings) 

Copland, An Outdoor Overture (3fl/pic 2ob 2cl 2bsn - 4hn 2tr 3tb - timp+3 - piano -  strings)


OCTOBER 14, 2013 Side-by-Side Concert at Forest Hills Eastern HS

Schubert, Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished", first movement

Copland, An Outdoor Overture

Beethoven, Egmont Overture (Side-by-Side with FHE Strings)


NOVEMBER 12, 2013 Chamber Concert - shared with SWE Chamber Ensembles, in Cook-DeWitt

Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (Faculty Artists Min Jin and Richard Britsch with Chamber Strings)


DECEMBER 4, 2013 Concert - shared with Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Bach, Final Chorus of St. Matthew Passion (ww quintet, brass quintet, strings)

Kapp, Symphony No. 2 (pic 2fl 2ob Ehn 2cl Bcl 2bsn - 4hn 3tr 3tb tub - timp+3 - harp -   strings)


FEBRUARY 26, 2014 Concert

Grieg, Huldigungsmarsch from 'Sigurd Jorsalfar' (2fl 2ob 2cl 2bsn - 4hn 3tr 3tb tub - timp+3 - harp - strings)

Haydn, Symphony No. 100 "Militare" (1fl 2ob 2cl 2bsn - 2hn 2tr - timp+3 - strings)

Suk, Serenade, mvt 1 (Chamber Orchestra Strings)

Bartok, Danse Villageoise from 'Two Pictures' (2fl pic 2ob Ehn 2cl Bcl 2bsn - 4hn 4tr 3tb tub - timp+1 - hp - strings)


APRIL 10, 2014 UAC Concert in Cook-DeWitt with Chamber Orchestra

Mozart, Mass in C Major "Coronation" (2 ob 1 bsn - 2 hn 2 tr 3tb - timp - chamber strings, no violas)


APRIL 16, 2014 Concert

Ibert Concertino da Camera, Karsten Wimbush, Saxophone

Dvorak, Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" (2fl/pic 2ob Ehn 2cl 2bsn - 4hn 2tr 3tb tub - timp+1 - strings)


Past Seasons


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



Haydn, Symphony No. 104

Obson, 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



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









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)



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 



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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