Members of the Illinois State University Symphony Orchestra are active each semester performing instrumental, choral, and operatic works.
Past performances have included works such as:
Richard Strauss' Death and Transfiguration
Saint-Saens' Symphony No. 3 "Organ"
Stravinsky’s Sacre du Printemps, Petrouchka, Firebird Suite, Apollo Musagette
Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 2, 5, and 9
Copland's Appalachian Spring and Music for Theater
Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana,
William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast,
Verdi’s Messa de Requiem
(MUS 182, 282, 482)
The Illinois State University Symphony performs some of the most challenging music in the orchestral repertoire. The Symphony performs six complete concert cycles each academic year, including the annual choral program in October, the Music for Holidays concerts in December, a concerto-aria concert featuring the School of Music's finest performers chosen from the annual competition, and the annual opera/musical, produced in conjunction with the Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance.
The Fall 2016 Symphony Orchestra concert cycles include riveting performances of Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Verdi Requiem, and the annual Music for Holidays concerts.
The Winter 2017 concerts will include Mozart Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter,” the musical “1776”, and Shostakovich Symphony No. 10.
For more information
Dr. Glenn Block
Director of Orchestras,
Professor of Conducting