Symphony Orchestra

Under the direction of Associate Professor Tara Villa Keith, the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra (DCSO) offers a season of "Vibrant Nights."  The DCSO is also in their fifth season of Concerts for a Cause in which donations are accepted 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. Visit our website for a listing of past performances.

Past Events (2013-14)

Concert on the Green

Concert on the Green

September 15, 2013 6 p.m.
Davidson Town Green

Bring a blanket and sunscreen to the Davidson Town Green and kick off the 2013-14 Davidson College Symphony Orchestra season of "Vibrant Nights," led by Tara Villa Keith.

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A Night in Vienna

October 8, 2013 • 7:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall

Artist Associate and Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Principal Cellist Alan Black performs Haydn's C Major Cello Concerto, followed by rousing music of Mozart, Suppé and members of the Strauss family.

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A Night with Family

November 1, 2013 • 7 p.m.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church

The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and Chorale perform semester highlights for those close and dear as part of Family Weekend.

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A Night of Stars

November 21, 2013 • 7:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall

Winners of the 2013 Concerto Competition dazzle the audience before Borodin's spirited Polovtsian Dances from "Prince Igor."

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A Night of Holiday Celebration

December 3-4, 2013 • 7:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall

The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra joins other artistic forces at Davidson to present a collaborative performance that will help usher in the holiday season with style and cheer!

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A Night of Movie Romance

February 20, 2014 • 7:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall

The orchestra presents its first-ever movie music concert, featuring radiant works from great love stories such as Gone With the Wind, Titanic, Pride & Prejudice, and much more.

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"Do You Hear the People Sing?"®

April 14, 2014  •  7:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall

The Choral Arts Society joined with the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and Opera Workshop in an evening spectacular of opera and musical theatre, featuring famous choruses and scenes from Les Misérables, The Magic Flute, Gilbert & Sullivan and more!

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A Night of New Maestros

May 1, 2014  •  7:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall

Student conductors lead the orchestra in a selection of charming, festive music.