Symphony Orchestra

Conductors: Tyrone Paterson and Simone Luti

The Western University Symphony Orchestra’s repertoire is representative of works from the symphonic repertoire, opera, oratorio and contemporary compositions. The orchestra also collaborates with Opera Workshop and the university’s choral ensembles. The Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition allows student performers to present a full concerto with orchestra.

Auditions:

Audition required. Open to all Western students. Complete information and audition excerpts can be found here.

All wind, brass and percussion students planning to audition for this ensemble should complete and bring this form to their audition.

Rehearsals:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

View course outline for more information or visit the MPS general ensemble information page.

Performances (2017/2018):

All performances in Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
8:00 p.m.
“When Jazz Meets Symphony”
Joint concert with the Western University Jazz Ensemble (Kevin Watson).
Conductor: Tyrone Paterson
Program includes: Bernstein - Overture to Candide; Bernstein - Westside Story Selection for Orchestra (arr. Jack Mason); Gershwin - Lullaby; Anderson - Jazz Legato; Anderson - Jazz Pizzicato; Anderson - Summer Skies.

$15/$10 (general/students and seniors)
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Saturday, December 2, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Conductor: Simone Luti
Works by: Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky, and Ives.
Featured soloist: Sean Tzu-Hsiang Kao, piano.

$15/$10 (general/students and seniors)
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Saturday, February 10, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Conductor: Simone Luti
Works by: Mozart, Paganini, and Prokofiev. Bring your family to this exciting performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, featuring the extraordinary Theodore Baerg as narrator.
Featured soloist: Bing Xin Yang, violin.

$15/$10 (general/students and seniors)
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Saturday, March 24, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Conductor: Tyrone Paterson
Mozart - Overture to Don Giovanni; Dorothy Chang (Canadian composer) - Mvt. A thousand sounds quieted from Along the River of Stars; Elgar - Serenade for Strings; Grainger - Irish tune from Country Derry; Jeff Smallman - Air; Shostakovich - Cello Concerto in Eb Major, Op. 107.
Featured soloist: Daniel Dennis, cello.

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Featured soloists were finalists in last year's Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition held in January 2017.