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University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Carolyn Watson, Conductor

2019-20 Concert Calendar

 

Collage Concert
September 13 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS Dvořák - Carnival Overture

Lied Center Presents: KU Symphony Orchestra with special guest Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola
September 26 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS

Dvořák - Carnival Overture 
Martinů - Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola 
Juan-Miguel Hernandez, soloist
Schumann - Symphony No. 3, ‘Rhenish’

KU Chamber Orchestra @ Haunting Humanities: Hall Center for the Humanities
October 23 | Abe and Jake’s Landing | Lawrence, KS

Michael Jackson - Thriller
Hermann - Psycho Suite (Excerpts)
Saint- Saëns - Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah
Prokofiev - Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet 

Lied Center Presents: KU Symphony Orchestra – Halloween Spootakular!
October 31 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS

Bach/Stokowski - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King
Prokofiev - Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet 
Berlioz - Marche to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique
Stephenson - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Saint-Saëns - Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah

(Side-by-side performance with Lawrence and Free State High School Orchestras)

Vespers Featuring KU Choirs and KU Symphony Orchestra
Vespers on the Road | December 6 | Carlsen Center | Johnson County Community College
95th Annual Vespers | December 8 | Lied Center | Lawrence, KS

Strauss - Ziguenerbaron Overture
Corelli - Christmas Concerto Op. 6/8
Leroy Anderson - Sleigh Ride
Strauss - Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5   

Other choral and choral/orchestral repertoire with KU Choirs

Tenth Annual Scholarship Concert
February 15 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS

 Kats-Chernin - Dance of the Paper Umbrellas
Stravinsky - Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947)
Pierce - Jasmine Arrow Symphony
Stravinsky - Pulcinella Suite 

Choral item with KU Choirs

Lied Center Presents: KU Symphony Orchestra
March 27 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS

Tower - Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 6
Stölzel - City Beautiful
Piano Concerto Competition Winner
Higdon - Blue Cathedral
Copland - Billy the Kid Suite

Lied Center Presents: KU Symphony Orchestra
May 5 | Lied Center of Kansas | Lawrence, KS

Bruckner - Symphony No. 4, ‘The Romantic’

Previous Repertoire

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  Brahms
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 - Copland 
Barber - Adagio for Strings Barber 
 
Ravel - Tombeau de Couperin - Barber
Shostakovich- Symphony No. 12 ‘The Year 1917’ Shostakovich
 
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. TuckerForest 

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 Tchaikovsky
Smetana - The Moldau Smetana 
 
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- Brahms 
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 Higdon
Fauré - Pavane
Arutiunian - Tuba Concerto - Arutiunian 
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 Britten 


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