Symphony Orchestra

orchestra violins

The Towson University Symphony Orchestra is comprised of talented, enthusiastic and dedicated students from the university. Most of its members are Music Majors and are focusing their academic work on Music Education, Performance or Composition. A few positions, usually in the string section, are held by non-majors. All members join the orchestra through an audition process.

The orchestra performs one major on-campus concert per semester, as well as additional special performances both on campus and in the greater community. We frequently collaborate with guest artists such as Phil Munds (Prin. French Horn in the Baltimore Symphony), faculty soloists, the Towson University Chamber Singers, and the Towson University Jazz Orchestra to name a few. Highlights of concerts in the community include a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC and a tour to New York City!

Repertoire for the upcoming semester includes The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart and more!

Highlights of Recent Performances

Symphonic Works:

Dvorak, Symphony No. 9 in e minor, op. 95 (From the New World)
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4 in A Major, op. 90 (Italian)
Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in c minor, op. 67
Schubert, Symphony No. 8 in b minor, D. 759 (Unfinished)
Haydn, Symphony No. 101 in D Major (The Clock)

Concerti:

Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K. 447
Beethoven, Triple Concerto in C Major, op. 56
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35
David, F, Concertino No. 4 in E-flat Major for Trombone, op. 4
Vivaldi, Concerto in g minor for Two Cellos, RV 531
Chopin, Concerto No 2 in f minor for Piano, op. 21

Overtures:

Rossini, William Tell Overture
Bernstein, Candide Overture
Mozart, Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620
Rimsky-Korsakov, Overture to The Czar’s Bride
Brahms, Academic Festival Overture
Schubert, Rosemunde Overture
Borodin, Prince Igor Overture
Weber, Overture to Silvana

World Premiers:

Nagle, Jody, A Ride Through the Nebula

Modern Premier:

Mendez, Raphael, Romanza 

Collaborations:

Beethoven, Choral Fantasy, Op. 80
Ellington, Duke, Night Creatures
Schubert, Mass in G

Additional Works:

Bizet, Carmen Suites 1 & 2
Copland, Four Dance Episodes
Chabrier, Espana
Sibelius, Karelia Suite
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Greensleeves