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University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra

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 - 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 BrooksBetelehem
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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