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The ECU Symphony Orchestra 2016 - 2017 season welcomes outstanding artists performing a variety of interesting and powerful works for orchestra. Maestro Richter will lead the orchestra in a season of five symphony orchestra performances at Wright Auditorium on the ECU campus in Greenville, and one concert with the ECU Choirs at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
 

DiMartino

VIRTUOSI

Saturday, September 24, 7:30 p.m.
Wright Auditorium [Free]

This year’s season opening concert starts with Weber's Overture to Der Freischütz and Vizzuti's Snow Scenes for Trumpet and Orchestra with guest soloist Gabriel DiMartino, ECU's School of Music new trumpet teacher. The program continues with Strauss' Don Juan, a staple of the orchestral repertoire that gives any orchestra a chance to show its virtuosity.

Gustafson

OBJECTS & FANTASY

Saturday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.,
Wright Auditorium [Free]

This concert will feature the world premiere of ECU's composer Adam Scott Neal's "Object for small orchestra," followed by Borne's Fantasie Brillante on Themes from Bizet's Carmen. The concert concludes with Beethoven's beautiful and lyric Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral".

COPELAND-KRAMAR

HAYDN & FAURÉ

Monday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.,
St. Paul's Episcopal Church [Free]

This concert features ECU Symphony’s collaboration with the ECU Choirs performing Fauré's Requiem, with guest soloists Rachel Copeland and John Kramar. In addition the orchestra will perform Haydn's Horn Concerto No. 2 with guest soloist Alex Williams.

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MOZART & BRAHMS

Friday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.,
Wright Auditorium [Free]

This concert features guest soloists Hye-jin Kim and Ara Gregorian performing Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola in E-flat major, followed by Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D major.

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BEETHOVEN, TCHAIKOVSKY, MAHLER & THE NORTH CAROLINA NEWMUSIC INITIATIVE

Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Wright Auditorium [Free]

The orchestra continues its long relationship with the North Carolina NewMusic Initiative with a performance of the winning composition of the 2016 - 2017 ECU School of Music Orchestral Composition Competition. In addition, the orchestra will perform Beethoven's Prometheus Overture and Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden gesellen with guest soloist Jami Rhodes. Also in the program Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy.

Winner

CONCERTO COMPETITION WINNER

Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Wright Auditorium [Free]

The season concludes with The ECU Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Jorge Richter, performing with the winning soloist of the 2016 - 2017 ECU School of Music Concerto Competition. Also in the program Shostakovich's monumental Symphony No. 5.

For performance dates, locations, and repertoire, please view our Current Season page.
For more information on the orchestra, contact:
Jorge Richter, Conductor [richterj@ecu.edu]
ECU Symphony Orchestra
East Carolina University
School of Music
Greenville, NC 27858