2017-2018 Concert Season

Entire orchestra assembled onstage, ready to play

POPS Concert
Sunday, September 3, 2017
6:00 PM
East Campus Quad
A variety of classic American pop tunes along with popular movie soundtracks arranged for symphony orchestra
Concert I
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
8:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium
Symphonic Paradigms: Mozart and Beethoven

​MOZART: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K.385, “Haffner” (1782)
BARTÓK: Two Portraits, Op 5 (1907-11)
     Hsiao-Mei Ku, violin
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 (1812)


Concert II
Wednesday, December 6, 2017   
8:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium
Symphonic Paradigms: Brahms

​WAGNER: Overture to The Flying Dutchman (1840-41)
J.S. BACH: Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052
     Cicilia Yudha, piano
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (1855-1876)


Concert III
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
8:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium
Music for Friends

​MENDELSSOHN: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27 (1828)
BRITTEN: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31 (1943)
     Timothy Culver, tenor
     Nicholas Kenney, horn
ELGAR: Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma,” Op. 36 (1899)


Concert IV
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
8:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium
American Masters
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein​BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide (1956)
LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major
     Jerry Chia-Rui Chang, piano; 2017-18 Duke Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winner
WALKER: Lyric for Strings (1946)
COPLAND: “The Tender Land,” Suite from the Opera (1958)