Symphony Orchestra

The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra is On Fire! for the 2014-15 season. Under the direction of Associate Professor Tara Villa Keith, the orchestra will surely kindle your musical passion. In their sixth season of Concerts for a Cause, the DCSO accepts donations at the door for various charitable organizations. One hundred percent of the donations are given to charities after each main concert. All performances are free and open to the public, unless noted otherwise with a link to ticket information. Visit our website for a listing of past performances.

Upcoming Events

photo of choir singing at 2013 Holiday Gala in DFPH

Davidson Holiday Gala

Monday & Tuesday, December 1 & 2  •  7:30 p.m.  •  Tickets
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

Don't miss the Davidson College Choirs, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and friends as they ring in the holiday season with the second annual Holiday Gala! One of the most popular concert events of the season, the Holiday Gala is a fast-paced and family friendly event involving dance, theatre and traditional & new musical favorites. Featuring Dance Davidson, Davidson Community Players, Young Voices of the Carolinas and the talent of Davidson student ensembles, the Holiday Gala will be just the thing to get you and your family into the holiday spirit.

yellow/orange drawing/sketch of fiddle for Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Fridays & Saturdays, March 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2015  •  8 p.m.  •  Tickets
Sundays, March 22, 2015  •  2 p.m.  •  Tickets
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

"Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as...as a fiddler on the roof!" Share in our tradition as the Music and Theatre Departments unite every two years for a spectacular production. Join Tevye and his family in this Tony award-winning musical classic.

head shot of William Fried

Flame & Glory

April 23, 2015  •  7:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

Artist Associate William Fried tends the embers with a glowing piano performance of de Falla's "Nights in the Gardens of Spain."

photo of girl playing the violin on The Green

Concert on the Green

April TBD  •  6 p.m.
Davidson Town Green

Join the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra on the Davidson Town Green as they extinguish their 2014-15 season On Fire! The Davidson College Jazz Ensemble will help kick off the 2015 Concerts on the Green with ferver and skill.

Past Events 2014-15

photo of girl playing the violin on The Green

Concert on the Green

Sunday, Sept. 21  •  6 p.m.
Davidson Town Green

Bring a blanket, sport some sunglasses and bring plenty of water because the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra is On Fire! Led by Associate Professor of Music Tara Villa Keith, the DCSO ignites their 2014-15 season.

pyromania - photo of DCSO string section

DCSO: Pyromania

Wednesday, Oct. 1 • 7:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra presents Pyromania! Come listen to the irresistible rhythmic impulse to start orchestral fires for the pleasure of performing Stravinsky, Holst, Wagner and Hayden.

pyromania - photo of DCSO string section at rest

DCSO: Ablaze

Tuesday, Nov. 11  •  7:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall

Sparks will fly as the winners of the 2014 Concerto Competition light up the Hall.