Past Seasons

2022-2023 (season page)

Fall Concert: Madrone String Quartet and the New World

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (side-by-side)
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80 (Madrone Quartet)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”

Winter Concert: Student Soloist Showcase and Studio Ghibli

Mozart: “Laudate Dominum” from Vesperae solennes de confessore (Sarah Jane Scott, soprano)
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto, mvt. 3 (Davis Lerner, bassoon)
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, mvt. 1 (Reenu Kutty, violin)
Maurice: Tableaux de Provence, mvts. 1-3 (Ari Maman, saxophone)
Williams: Theme from Jurassic Park (Jayden Perez, conductor)
Yumin Park: Chronicles (world premiere)
Hisaishi: Music from Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro

Spring Concert: Scheherazade and Osqueezadeh

Osqueezadeh: Rational Insanity (Alireza Shahmohammadi, vocalist)
Osqueezadeh: Concerto for Santur and Orchestra
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

2021-2022 (season page)

Fall Concert: Tanya Gabrielian plays Shostakovich

Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet overture-fantasy
Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, op.102

Winter Concert: Student Soloist Showcase and Music of Mexico

Handel: “Mio cor che mi sai dir” from Rinaldo (Dylan Benander, countertenor)
Bach: “Erbarme dich, mein Gott” from the St. Matthew Passion (Mady Frei, mezzo-soprano)
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, mvt. 1 (Karlson Can, cello)
Barber:  Violin Concerto, Op. 14, mvt. 1 (Fiona Soetrisno, violin)
MarquezDanzón No. 9
GalindoPoema de Neruda
MarquezConga del Fuego Nuevo

Spring Concert: With Cal Poly Choirs

Hindemith: Six Chansons
Still: Afro-American Symphony
Skoryk: Melody
Verbytsky: Ukrainian National Anthem
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem

2020-2021 (season page)

Fall Concert

JacobOld Wine in New Bottles
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Allegretto

Winter Concert: Student Soloist Showcase

Gordon Jacob:  Old Wine in New Bottles, mvts. 2 and 3
Edvard Grieg:  Two Elegiac Melodies
Gioachino Rossini:  Introduction, Theme and Variations (Kiran Manikonda, clarinet)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, mvt. 1 (Grant Smith, piano)

Spring Concert: Voices Past and Present

Gordon Jacob: Old Wine in New Bottles, mvt. 4
Stacy Garrop: Lo Yisa Goy
Ralph Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite
Nkeiru Okoye: Voices Shouting Out

2019-2020 (season page)

Fall Concert: Teamwork

Music from "Charlie Parker with Strings" (Dave Becker, saxophone)
Janacek: Idyll, mvt. 1 (Cal Poly Chamber Orchestra)
ProkofievRomeo and Juliet, Selections from Suites 1 and 2 (collaboration with ART)
Traditional, arr. Andrew Skeet: Tetris Theme (collaboration with LAES)
Tallarico, arr. Andrew Skeet: Advent Rising – Muse (collaboration with LAES)
Uematsu: Final Fantasy – Liberi Fatali (collaboration with LAES)
BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story

Winter Concert: Student Soloist Showcase, Finlandia and The Moldau

Saint-Saëns: Romance in F Major, Op. 36 (Marianna Pallas, horn)
Massenet: “Frère! Voyez! … Du gai soleil” from Werther (Molly Gooch, soprano)
Verdi: “Volta la terrea” from Un ballo in maschera (Annemarie Schalde, soprano)
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (Timothy Shanks, violin)
Mozart: “Deh vieni non tardar” from Le nozze di Figaro (Jenna Hansen, soprano)
Bock: “If I were a rich man” from Fiddler on the Roof (Joshua Mueller, bass)
Foote: A Night Piece (Talia Phillips-Ortega, flute)
Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau)
Sibelius: Finlandia (Kent Giese, conductor)

Spring Concert: With Cal Poly Choirs


2018-2019 (season page)

Fall Concert: The Symphony Dances

RespighiAncient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1
DebussySarabande (arr. Ravel)
AdamsThe Chairman Dances
DebussyDanses sacrée et profane (Marcia Dickstein, harp)
Hanson: Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings (Suzanne Duffy, flute and Marcia Dickstein, harp)
Márquez: Danzón No. 2

Winter Concert: Student Soloist Showcase

Rheinberger: Organ Concerto No. 2, mvt. 3 (Grant Smith, organ)
Yoshimatsu: "Cyber Bird" Concerto, mvt. 2 (Victor Wei, saxophone)
F. Strauss: Horn Concerto, Op. 8, mvt. 3 (Justin Privitera, French horn)
Giacchino: Star Trek: into Darkness (Suite)
Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major, mvt. 1 (Nico Borst, piano)
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, mvt. 1 (Clay Froelich, violin; Laila Zaidi, viola)
Holst: Jupiter, from The Planets

Spring Concert: Tchaikovsky 4 and Café Musique

Gade: Jalousie (arr. Tim Simonec, with Café Musique)
Gardel: Por una Cabeza (arr. Tim Simonec, with Café Musique)
Café Musique repertoire tba
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36

2017-2018 (season page)

Fall Concert: Music from the New World

Midkiff - Concerto for Mandolin and Orchestra, "From the Blue Ridge"
Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"

Winter Concert: Student Soloist Showcase

Grøndahl - Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra, Mvt. 1 (Tyler Stockton, trombone)
Barber - “Must the winter come so soon?” (Lauren Hartog, mezzo-soprano)
Lalo - Cello Concerto: Mvt. 1 (Titus Shanks, cello)
Guattali - Suite Retratos, No. 1 (L. Shaun Fairfield, guitar)
Rietz - Clarinet Concerto, op. 29, Mvt. 2 (Charlie Huang, clarinet)
Grieg - Piano Concerto, Mvt. 3 (Namjoon Joo, piano)
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (with the Stockdale Symphony Orchestra)
Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol

Tour: Los Angeles

Spring Concert, with Cal Poly Choirs

Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre
Ravel - Pavane pour une infante défunte
Ravel - Don Quichotte à Dulcinée (Ryan Bede, baritone)
Repertoire for choir
Duruflé - Requiem

2016-2017 (season page)


Dvořák - Symphony No. 8 in G Major
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto no. 1 in F-sharp minor


Devienne - Concerto No. 8, mvt. 1 (Kelsey Beisecker, flute)
Corey Hable - "Der Schwan" (Gabby Crolla, mezzo-soprano)
Mozart - "Padre, germani, addio!" (Sam Foulk, soprano)
Rimsky-Korsakov - Trombone Concerto, mvt. 1 (Kent Giese, trombone)
Vivaldi - Concerto in C Major, mvt. 3 (Taylor O'Hanlon, Jordan Adams, trumpet)
Bloch - Suite Hebraique, mvt. 1 (Marisa Romo, viola)
Hisaishi - "Merry Go Round of Life" from Howl's Moving Castle
Hisaishi - "One Summer's Day" from Spirited Away
Hisaishi - Main Theme from My Neighbor Totoro
Stravinsky - Berceuse and Finale from The Firebird (Noah Scanlon, conductor)
Bach/Stokowski - Tocatta and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565


Dukas - Fanfare to precede La Péri
Strauss, R. - Serenade in Eb Major, op. 7
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique, op. 14

2015-2016 (season page)


Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture, op. 26
Barata - Great Wings
Respighi - Pines of Rome


Bowen - Viola Concerto in C minor, op. 25, mvt. 1 (Stephen Jue, viola)
Weber - Bassoon Concerto in F Major, op. 75, mvt. 3 (Emelia Banninger, bassoon)
Menotti - "Steal me, sweet thief" from The Old Maid and the Thief (Kelly O'Shea, soprano)
Stradella - “Pietà, Signore” (Chris Wall, tenor)
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto, op. 64, mvt. 1 (Mario Ojeda, violin)
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 43


Copland - Variations on a Shaker Melody
Dvorák - Slavonic Dance in G minor, op. 46, no. 8
Strauss, Joh. Jr. - Wiener Blut, op. 354
Bartók - Hungarian Sketches
Brammeier - "Blow, Winds, Rage, Blow!" (world premiere, with choirs)
Fauré - Requiem, op. 48 (with choirs)

2014-2015 (season page)


Wagner - Die Meistersinger: Overture
Rossini - The Barber of Seville: Overture
Saint-SaënsSamson and Dalila: Bacchanale
Puccini - Tosca: "Vissi d'arte" (Ciera Lamborn, soprano)
Puccini - Turandot: "Nessun dorma!" (Christopher Campbell, tenor)
Puccini - La Bohème: Act I Finale (Lamborn and Campbell)


Bock - "If I were a rich man" from Fiddler on the Roof (Leah Anderson, tuba)
Creston - Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra (Daniel Diaz, marimba)
Ewazen - Concerto for Tuba or Bass Trombone, mvt. 1 (Rose Doylemason, bass trombone)
Thomas - “Connais-tu le pays?” from Mignon (Leah Ginsky, mezzo-soprano)
Bottesini - Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor, mvt. 2 (Troy Hanson, bass)
Puccini - “Chi il bel sogno di doretta” from La Rondine (Shaina Levin, soprano)
Puccini - “Quando m’en vo” from La Bohème (Alexis Rubell, soprano)
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488, mvt. 1 (Wicky Woo, piano)
Karl Jenkins - Palladio (choreographed by Diana Stanton)
Piazzolla - Oblivion (choreographed by Michelle Walter)
Norman - the James Bond theme (choreographed by Christy McNeil)


Glinka - Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture
Charles Griffes - Poem for Flute and Orchestra (Suzanne Duffy, flute)
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64



Vaughan WilliamsEnglish Folk Song Suite
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending, featuring Brynn Albanese, violin
HolstThe Planets


Dvořák - "Song to the Moon" from Rusalka (Taylor Safina, soprano)
Gordeli, Otar - Concertino, op. 8 (Doug Gallatin, flute)
Jacob, Gordon - Trombone Concerto: I (Brett Malta, trombone)
Reinecke - Flute Concerto in D Major, mvt. 3 (Kelsey Beisecker, flute)
Barber - First Essay for Orchestra, op. 12
Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story


Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet overture-fantasy
Williams - Star Wars, suite for orchestra
WilliamsBattle of the Heroes, from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Brahms - Schicksalslied ("Song of Destiny")



Mussorgsky/ Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition
Respighi - Trittico botticelliano
EdmondsenUncharted: Drake's Fortune Theme
Eriksson - Theme from Battlefield 2
Pulkkinen - Theme from Angry Birds
Zimmer - Theme from Call of Duty Modern Warfare


Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 4 in Eb Major (mvt. 1) with Andrew Arensman
Mozart - "Voi che sapete" from Nozze di Figaro with Allison Chang, soprano
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major (mvt. 1) with Mario Ojeda
Tomasi - Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (mvt. 1) with Dylan Weddle
Smetana - Die Moldau
Marquez - Danzon


Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf with Josh Machmer, narrator
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade



Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16 (W. Terrence Spiller, piano)
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92


Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, I (Alessandra Shanus, piano)
Mozart - "Deh vieni, non tardar" from Le Nozze di Figaro (Katelyn Holliday, soprano)
Mozart - "Batti, batti" from Don Giovanni (Brittney Zearfoss, soprano)
Hanson - Serenade for Flute, Harp and String Orchestra (Douglas Gallatin, flute; Jennifer Sayre, harp)
Singelée - Septième solo de concert, arr. Garrison (Nicholas Garrison, baritone saxophone)
Kodály - Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, "The Peacock"


Handel - Zadok the Priest
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Vaughan Williams - Dona Nobis Pacem



J.S. Bach (arr. Stokowski) - Toccata and Fugue in D minor
J.S. Bach - Concerto for two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 (Brynn Albanese and Paul Severtson, violins)
Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in E minor


Fauré - Élégie for Violoncello and Orchestra, Op. 24 (Jake Wise, cello)
J. Strauss - "Chacun à son goût" from Die Fledermaus (Patricia Rosas, soprano)
J.S. Bach - "Quia Respexit" from Magnificat (Theresa Riforgiate, soprano)
Guilmant (orch. Starr) - Morceau Symphonique for Trombone and Orchestra (Maritza Spieller, trombone)
E. Bernstein - Magnificent Seven (Lauren Wasynzcuk, conductor)
Jarre - Overture from Lawrence of Arabia
Tiersen - "L'autre valse d'amélie" from Amélie
Herrmann - Suite from Psycho
Barry - Out of Africa
Williams - Jurassic Park


Hanson - Symphony No. 2, "Romantic"
Gershwin - Piano Concerto in F (Robert Thies, piano)



Dvorák - Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op. 46, No. 8
Dvorák - Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
Dvorák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World"


Ewazen - Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra (Zack Fisher, tuba)
Mozart - "Smanie implacabile" from Cosi fan tutte (Karlie Saenz, soprano)
Sullivan - "Three little maids" from The Mikado (Lisa Figel, Brittney Zearfoss, Kellie Barragán)
Creston - Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra (Scott Charvet, marimba)
Herbert - "Art is calling for me" from The Enchantress (Amy Beth Nickelson, soprano)
Tesori - "Gimme, gimme" from Thoroughly Modern Millie (Emily Allyn, soprano)
Still - Symphony No. 1, "Afro-American"

Spring (with Cal Poly Choirs)

Copland - "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo
Copland - Old American Songs
Bernstein - Chichester Psalms
Copland - "Stomp your foot" and "The promise of living" from The Tender Land
Bernstein - Concert Suite No. 2 from West Side Story



Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor (W. Terrence Spiller, piano)
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)


Marcello - Concerto in C Minor (I) (Lauren Wasynczuk, saxophone)
Mozart - Concerto for Flute and Harp (II) (Ashlee Chan, flute; Jennifer Sayre, harp)
Saint-Saëns - Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor (I) (Xiaofei Song, violin)
Mozart - "Non so piu cosa son" from Marriage of Figaro
Saint-Saëns - "Amour viens aider" from Samson and Dalila
Piazzolla - Tres Movimientos Tanguisticos Porteños
Márquez - Conga de Fuego Nuevo
Revueltas - Sensemaya


Borodin - In the Steppes of Central Asia
Ravel - Mother Goose Suite: III. Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes
Puccini - Suite from Turandot
Chengzong, et al - Yellow River Concerto (Tianshu Wang, piano)



Hanson - Mosaics
Hagen - Orpheus and Eurydice: Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5


Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Phillips - Concert Piece for Bassoon and Strings
Popper - Requiem for Three Cellos and Orchestra
David - Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra
Mozart - "Voi che sapete" from Marriage of Figaro
Puccini - "Vissi d'arte" from Tosca
Bernstein - "Glitter and be gay" from Candide
Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet (excerpts from Suites 1 and 2


Orff - Carmina Burana (complete)



Humperdinck - Overture to Hansel and Gretel
Chausson - Poème for Violin and Orchestra
Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherazade


Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1 (I)
Jacob - Trombone Concerto (I)
Lalo - "Vainement ma bien aimée" from Roi d'Ys
Sullivan - "If some day there chanced to be" from Ruddigore
Kern - "Bill" from Showboat
Herrmann - Suite from the movie Vertigo
Williams - Adventures on Earth from the movie E.T.


Ives - The Unanswered Question
Copland - Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves
Respighi - Pines of Rome



Dukas - Fanfare pour précéder La Péri
Hovhaness - Symphony No. 2, "Mysterious Mountain"
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"


Schubert - Symphony No. 8, Unfinished
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor (I)
Vaughan Williams - Tuba Concerto (I)
Gounod - "Je veux vivre" from Romeo and Juliet
Bernstein - "A boy like that / I have a love" from West Side Story
Gershwin - "Summertime," "My man's gone now" from Porgy and Bess
Gershwin - Cuban Overture


Elgar - Sea Pictures (Jacalyn Kreitzer, mezzo-soprano)
Holst - The Planets



Sibelius - Finlandia
Fauré - Pelleas et Melisande
Kodaly - Peacock Variations


Wagner - "Good Friday Spell" from Parsifal
Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 5, "Reformation"


Bizet - Selections from Carmen
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 23 in A
J.S. Bach - "Erbarme dich, mein Gott" from the St. Matthew Passion
Schubert - "Gretchen am Spinnrade" (arr. Liszt)
Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol


Fauré - Pavane, Op. 50
Poulenc - Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra (1932)
Dvorák - Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
Wagner - Prelude to Die Meistersinger zu Nürnberg
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Brahms - Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
Kodály - Háry János: Suite
Vaughan Williams - Serenade to Music
Hindemith - Trauermusik
Mozart - “Pa-pa-pa” from Die Zauberflöte
Mozart - Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, K. 191


Vaughan Williams - Overture to The Wasps
Ippolitov-Ivanov - Caucasian Sketches
Brahms - Rhapsody for Alto, Male Chorus & Orchestra, op. 53
Dvorák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95
Beethoven - Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Walton - Suite from Henry V
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet: Overture-Fantasy
Strauss, R. - Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 11
Fauré - Elegy for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24
Mozart - “Voi, che sapete” from Marriage of Figaro
David, Ferdinand - Concertino for Trombone, Op. 4
Beethoven - Mass in C Major, Op. 86


Verdi - Overture to The Sicilian Vespers
Warlock - Capriol Suite, for string orchestra
Mozart - Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K.183
Strauss, R. - Serenade in E-flat, Op. 7
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 6
Elgar - Elegy for Strings
Dvorák - Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Mozart - Overture to La Clemenza di Tito
Haydn - Symphony No. 13 in D major (“Jupiter”)
Dvorák - Serenade for Winds, Violoncello and Bass in D minor, Op. 44
Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Bartók - Rumanian Folk Dances
Vivaldi - Concerto in A minor for Oboe and Strings
Pergolesi - “Stizzoso, mio stizzoso, voi fatte il borioso” from La Serve Padrona
Mozart - “Vedrai, carino, se sei buonino” from Don Giovanni
Mozart- “Alleluja” from Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165


Verdi - Overture to Nabucco
Satie - Gymnopédies No. 1 & No. 3 (orchestrated by Claude Debussy)
Haydn - Symphony No. 58 in F
Barber - Adagio for Strings
Schubert - Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished”
Handel - Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 6 No. 1
Sibelius - Valse Triste from Kuolema
Finzi - Introit for Small Orchestra and Solo Violin
Telemann - Trio Sonata in E minor for Flute, Oboe, and Basso Continuo
Schubert - Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major
Mozart - Symphony No. 27 in G major, K. 199 (162a)
Offenbach - Entr’acte et Barcarolle from Les Contes D’Hoffman
Massenet - “Adieu, notre petite table”from Manon
Hummel - Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major
J. S. Bach - Trio Sonata in C minor from The Musical Offering
Fauré - Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80


Bach - Concerto in C minor for Oboe & Violin, BWV 1060
Mozart - Overture to La Clemenza di Tito, K.621
Creston, Paul - Concertino for Marimba & Orchestra, Op. 21
Fauré - Pavane, Op. 50
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Schubert - Entr’acte III from Rosamunde
Eister, Gary - Flute Concerto (Premiere)
Bizet - Symphony in C major
Ives - Fugue for Small Orchestra (1916)
Mozart - Concerto No. 2 for Horn in E-flat major, K. 417
Mozart - Recitative & Aria: “Deh vieni non tardar”
Mozart - “Alleluja” from Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165
Weber - “Kommt ein schlanker Bursch” from Der Freischütz
Mozart - Duetto: “Ah guarda, sorella” from Cosi fan tutte, K. 588
Poulenc - Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra (1932)
Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Beethoven - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

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