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Symphony Orchestra

The 2009-2010 Season

Concert I [free]

September 20, 2009, 3:00 p.m., Wright Auditorium
ECU Symphony Orchestra

  • Carl Nielsen - Concerto for Clarinet, Opus 57, with guest soloist Christopher Grymes
  • Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73

Concert II [free]

October 25, 2009, 3:00 p.m., Wright Auditorium
ECU Symphony Orchestra

  • Jean Sibelius - Romance in C major, Opus 42
  • Franz Liszt - Concerto for Piano No.2 in A major, with guest soloist Dr. Henry Doskey
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 in F major, Opus 68, "Pastoral"

Concert III [free]

December 2, 2009, 8:00 p.m., Wright Auditorium
ECU Symphony Orchestra

  • Mark Taggart - Symphony of Spirituals, with guest soloist Dr. Louise Toppin (world première)
  • Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95, "From The New World"

Concert IV [free]

February 9, 2010, 8:00 p.m.,Wright Auditorium
ECU Symphony Orchestra

  • Ottorino Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto for Piano in C minor, Opus 37, with guest soloist Dr. Keiko Sekino
  • Richard Strauss - Death and Transfiguration, Opus 24

Concert V [free]

February 10, 2010, 7:00 p.m.,
Maury High School Auditorium
322 Shirley Ave., Norfolk, VA

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 VI [free]

February 28, 2010, 3:00 p.m., Wright Auditorium
ECU Symphony Orchestra

  • Edward Jacobs - Omaggio for Orchestra (world première)
  • Mark Glick - The Wife of Bath for Soprano and Orchestra, with guest soloist Karen Hall (orchestral version première)
  • Ingrid Stölzel - Genius Loci - Spirit of Place - winner composition of the 2009-2010 Orchestral Composition Competition

Concert VII [free]

April 25, 2010, 3:00 p.m., Wright Auditorium
ECU Symphony Orchestra & Combined ECU Choirs

  • t.b.a - Winner of the 2009-2010 ECU Concerto Competition
  • Johannes Brahms - A German Requiem, Opus 45, with guest conductor Dr. Daniel Bara, soloists t.b.a.