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ECU Symphony Orchestra: Performances


Below you will find a listing of our performance schedule for the 2008-2009 season.

Concert I [free]
September 28, 2008, 3:00 p.m., Wright Auditorium
ECU Symphony Orchestra
  • Giuseppe Verdi -  La Forza del Destino Overture
  • Béla Bartók - Viola Concerto, Opus posth., with guest soloist Melissa Reardon
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67


Concert II [free]
November 1st, 2008, 8:00 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,
401 East Fourth Street, Greenville, North Carolina
ECU Symphony and Chamber Singers
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9 for String Orchestra
  • Marlos Nobre - Desafio I for viola and string orchestra, Opus 31/1 1968, with guest soloist Melissa Reardon
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem K. 626, with guest soloists t.b.a.


Concert III [free]
November 9, 2008, 3:00 p.m., A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall
ECU Chamber Orchestra
  • Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 49 in F minor, "La Passione", Hob.I:49
  • Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Flute in D major, "Il Cardellino", Opus 10, No. 3, with guest soloist Christine Gustafson
  • Benjamin Britten - Simple Symphony for string orchestra


Concert IV [free]
November 10, 2008, 8:15 p.m., 2008 NCMEA Conference
Stevens Center, 405 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC
ECU Symphony and Chamber Singers
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9 for String Orchestra
  • Marlos Nobre - Desafio I for viola and string orchestra, Opus 31/1 1968, with guest soloist Melissa Reardon
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem K. 626, with guest soloists t.b.a.


Concert V
[free]
February 10, 2009, 8:00 p.m.,Wright Auditorium
ECU Symphony Orchestra
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian Easter Festival Overture, Opus 36
  • Antonín Dvořák - Slavonic Dances No. 4 in F major & No. 8 in G minor, Opus 46
  • Ludwig van Beethoven -  Concerto for Violin in D major, Opus 61, with guest soloist Ara Gregorian



Concert VI [free]
March 1st, 2009, 3:00 p.m., Wright Auditorium
ECU Symphony Orchestra
  • Mark Faris - Exorcisms (world premiere)
  • David Dahlgren - Folksongs of the Vikings for Tuba and String Orchestra, with guest soloist Tom McCaslin
  • Yao Chen - Two Poems for Chamber Orchestra, winner composition of the 2008-2009 Orchestral Composition Competition


Concert VII, VIII, IX & X
March 4 & 5, 2009, 7:00 p.m., A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall
March 6, 2008, 2:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m., A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall
ECU Symphony Orchestra




Concert XI
[free]
April 26, 2009, 3:00 p.m., Wright Auditorium
ECU Symphony Orchestra
  • Alexander Borodin - Prince Igor Overture
  • t.b.a - Winner of the 2008-2009 ECU Concerto Competition
  • Igor Stravinsky- Symphony in Three Movements