Introducing the Adrian College Symphony Orchestra
One of the newest additions to campus, the Adrian College Symphony Orchestra is comprised of strings, woodwind, brass and percussion music majors/minors, non-music majors, local community members and talented local high school students.
The ensembles performs a wide variety of standard orchestral repertoire, newer publications and alternate styles. The Symphony Orchestra performs four concerts a year, two as a string orchestra and two as a full symphony.
The mission of the Symphony Orchestra is to provide a significant role in the cultural, educational and aesthetic environment of the greater college community. The educational process of ensemble training culminates in a variety of concerts. Recently programmed works include the original film music from The Last of the Mohicans by Trevor Jones, Hoe Down from Rodeo by Copland, music of the Transsiberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller, Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, as well as choral works including Beethoven’s Mass in C.
The ensemble serves a dual function for students at Adrian College of providing a variety of performance opportunities, as well as instruction and thorough preparation for high standards of performance. Equally important is the opportunity to offer all other musical inclined campus students the opportunity to continue performing.
Students and participants in the orchestra will be involved in competitive auditions each semester and sectional rehearsals with skilled coaches and teachers.
Orchestra rehearsals take place on Monday and Thursday evenings in Spencer Hall from 7-9 p.m. Symphony Orchestra is offered during the fall and winter semesters. Individual practice, score study and listening is expected outside of scheduled rehearsals.
One of the orchestras biggest performances of the fall semester is their performance at Lessons and Carols. Below, you will find a short video of the 2012 production of Lessons and Carols.
Please feel free to contact Professor Valerie Palmieri if you have questions at (517) 265-5161 or at email@example.com.