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IMG_1326The ECU Symphony Orchestra 2014 - 2015 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 and one with the ECU Choirs at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville.  This season also features Cellist Nina Kotova, and a collaboration with the Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra with guest conductors Jeffrey Phelps and Stephen Coxe.


Prokofiev, Salgueiro, and Mussorgsky

Saturday, September 27, 7:30 p.m.
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Wright Auditorium
[Free]

This year’s season opening concert starts with the March and Scherzo from Prokofiev’s “Love of Three Oranges” conducted by graduate student conductor Laura Morgan, followed by Salgueiro’s Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra with guest soloist Tom McCaslin as well as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition orchestrated by Maurice Ravel.



Mozart, Beethoven, and Dvořák
Saturday, October 18, 7:30 p.m.,
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
[Free]

This concert features Mozart’s La Clemenza de Tito Overture, conducted by graduate student conductor Brandon Martel and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major. In addition, guest conductor Andrew Crane will lead Chamber Singers and the University Choral in a collaboration with the orchestra for Dvořák’s Te Deum Opus 103 with Rachel Copeland and John Kramar as guest soloists. This concert will be performed at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville.

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Penderecki, Glass, and Scriabin

Saturday, November 22, 7:30 p.m.,
Wright Auditorium
[Free]

This concert features ECU orchestra’s collaboration with the Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts orchestra. The orchestras will be performing Penderecki’s Anaklasis with guest conductor Stephen Coxe, Philip Glass’ second movement from his Ninth Symphony with guest conductor Jeffrey Phelps, and The Poem of Ecstasy by Scriabin.
This concert will also be performed on November 20th at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, VA.



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Competition Winner
Saturday
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February 21
, 7:30 p.m.
Wright Auditorium 
[Free]

This concert feaures a performance of the winning soloist of the 2014 - 2015 ECU School of Music Concerto Competition.  Also in the program is Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise in E minor, Opus 34 conducted by student conductor William Bewley and Symphony No. 1 in C minor by Johannes Brahms.


frankNewMusic@ECU FESTIVAL
Saturday,
March 28, 7:30 p.m.

Wright Auditorium
[Free]

The orchestra continues its long relationship with the NewMusic@ECU Festival with a performance of the winning composition of the 2014 - 2015 ECU School of Music Orchestral Composition Competition.  In addition, the orchestra will premiere a new work by ECU composer Mark Richardson, Mark Taggart's Concerto da Camera for guitar and chamber orchestra with guest soloist Elliot Frank and Jeremy Gill's Notturno Concertante for Clarinet and orchestra, with guest soloist Chris Grymes.






Nina Kotova & the ECU Symphony
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Thursday
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April 23, 8:00 p.m.

Wright Auditorium
Tickets are $25 public, $10 ECU student/youth. www.ECUARTS.com or
1-800-ECU-ARTS.

The season concludes with The ECU Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Jorge Richter, performing with cellist Nina Kotova.

The “fantastically gifted cellist” Nina Kotova has been hailed as “passionate and inspiring” and “a musician of high seriousness and real talent.” She’s performed as a soloist with symphony orchestras around the world including the Czech, Russian National, Chinese Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic and BBC. She’s performed for the Imperial family of Japan and at Buckingham Palace.


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