This full orchestra is for the advanced player. A broad mix of unedited literature challenges students as they refine advanced playing techniques in sectionals and full rehearsal. Sight-reading sessions are also included in this orchestra. String seating is rotated each trimester. Brass, woodwind and percussion seating usually rotate from piece to piece.
Repertory Orchestra repertoire:
Bernstein: Overture to Candide; Bizet: selections from Carmen Suites Nos. 1 & 2; Brahms: Academic Festival Overture; Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain; Copland: Outdoor Overture & Rodeo; Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 (From the New World), Slavonic Dance Opus 46; Rossini: Overture to William Tell, Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia; Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony), Samson et Dalila; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 & 5, Swan Lake, Marche Slave; Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger, Rienzi Overture; Williams: “Hymn to the Fallen” from Saving Private Ryan and “Duel of the Fates” from The Phantom Menace