OU Symphony Orchestra
The OU Symphony Orchestra is one of the most exciting ensembles in American universities today. In 2013 the orchestra performed to acclaim at the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association Convention in Tulsa, and in spring of 2015 before a sell-out audience at the Morton H. Meyerson Center in Dallas. The orchestra plays 2-3 concerts each semester, and also takes part in opera and ballet performances with OU Opera Theater and Dance Department. Highlights of the past three seasons have included performances of Brahms Symphony No. 1, Beethoven Symphony No. 8, Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, Debussy Nocturnes, Bartok Dance Suite, symphonies of Schumann, Schubert, and Nielsen, Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements, Petrushka and Firebird, and staged performances of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Concerts during the 2016-17 season will include Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Schumann Symphony No. 3, Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin Suite, Dvorak Symphony No. 8, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.