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OU Symphony Orchestra

OU Symphony Orchestra

The OU Symphony Orchestra is one of the most exciting collegiate ensembles in American universities today. The orchestra has gained attention for its sell-out performance in Dallas’ Morton H. Meyerson Center, as well as for hosting the 4x4 Prizes for Composers and Conductors. The ensemble performs regularly at the University of Oklahoma, playing a wide repertoire of orchestral and opera music.

Highlights of the past three seasons have included performances of Brahms “Symphony No. 4,” Strauss’ “Four Last Songs” with alumnus Julie Davies, Beethoven’s “Pastoral Symphony,” Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances,” Debussy’s “Nocturnes,” Bartok’s “Dance Suite,” symphonies of Schumann, Schubert, and Nielsen, Stravinsky’s “Symphony in Three Movements,” Petrushka and Firebird, and staged performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.

Concerts during the 2018-19 season include Beethoven’s “Eroica Symphony,” Sibelius’ “Symphony No. 2,” staged performances of Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Ravel’s L'enfant et les Sortilèges  as well as Handel’s Rodelinda, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, and Berlioz’ “Symphonie Fantastique.”

OU in Houston: The OU Symphony at the Cullen Theater, April 1, 2019 at 8 pm

The OU Symphony Orchestra will perform in Cullen Theater in Houston, TX on April 1, 2019 at 8 pm.

The Houston program will include Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture; Anthony Brandt: Making Perfect; Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; and Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor.

COMPLIMENTARY tickets are available. Make your reservations at the link below:

More Information / Contact

Jonathan Shames
Music Director and Conductor, OU Symphony Orchestra
Artistic Director and Conductor, OU Opera Theater
Director of Orchestral Studies, OU
Professor of Orchestral Conducting