College of Fine Arts and Communication
ECU Symphony Orchestra
2017- 2018 Audition Info
The ECU Symphony Orchestra 2017 - 2018 season welcomes outstanding artists performing a variety of interesting and powerful works for orchestra. Maestro Richter will lead the orchestra in a season of six performances at Wright Auditorium on the ECU campus in Greenville, and one concert at the Paramount Theater in Goldsboro.
This year’s season opening concert starts with Elgar's March of the Mogul Emperors and Debussy's Rhapsody fox Saxophone and Orchestra with guest soloist Jeffrey Bair. The program continues with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F minor, a staple of the orchestral repertoire that gives any orchestra a chance to show its virtuosity.
This concert will feature guest soloists Rachel Copeland, soprano; Jami Rhodes, mezzo soprano and John Kramar, baritone; performing an evening of favorite opera overtures, arias and interludes by Verdi, Puccini, Saint-Saens, Gounod, Wagner and Bizet.
Wright Auditorium [Free]
North Carolina Symphony’s associate principal horn Kimberly van Pelt joins the orchestra as soloist on Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 1. In addition, the orchestra will perform the world premiere of Travis Alford "Just Breathe" and Mendelssohn's glorious Symphony No. 5, "Reformation."
This concert features the winning soloist of the 2017 - 2018 ECU School of Music Concerto Competition. Also in the program Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 in Bb major and Lorenzo Fernandes' Batuque.
The orchestra continues its long relationship with the North Carolina NewMusic Initiative with a performance of the winning composition our 13th Annual Orchestral Composition Competition. In addition, the orchestra will perform Bill Robinson's world premiere of the orchestral version of his Cello Concerto, with North Carolina Symphony's principal cellist Bonnie Thron as guest soloist, and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
For performance dates, locations, and repertoire, please view our Current Season page.
For more information on the orchestra, contact:
Jorge Richter, Conductor [email@example.com]
ECU Symphony Orchestra
East Carolina University
School of Music
Greenville, NC 27858
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should call 252-737-1016 (voice/TTY) at least 48 hours prior to the event.