Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Past Repertoire List

Below is a representative repertoire list of works performed by the DCSO since 2012.


September 29, 2022

Clarice Assad - Bonecos de Olinda
Stella Sung - The Phoenix Rising
Michael Giacchino - Music from Up
John Powell - Music from How to Train Your Dragon
Jessie Montgomery, Janina Norpoth, arr. - Starburst for Orchestra
John Williams - The Adventures of Indiana Jones, Raiders March, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

November 10, 2022

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - Allegro maestoso from Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 80; Victoria Fusco, violin
Robert Schumann - Allegro affettuoso from Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54; Hudson Sellers, piano
Sergei Prokofiev - Andante-Allegro from Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26; Charis Qi, piano
Manuel de Falla - Spanish Dance No. 1 from La Vida Breve

February 16, 2023

Franz Schmidt - Intermezzo from Notre Dame
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-George - Overture, Contredanse, and Ballet No. 6 from L’Amant anonyme
Camille Saint-Saëns - Symphony No.3 “Organ”

April 20, 2023

Ludwig van Beethoven - Overture to Consecration of the House
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4


September 24, 2021

Stephanie Berg – Ravish and Mayhem
Camille Saint-Saëns – Andante sostenuto from Piano Concerto No.2 in G Minor, Op.22; Leo Tamburro, piano
Edvard Grieg – Allegro con fuoco from Piano Concerto in A Minor; Jonah Pesikoff, piano
Mary D. Watkins – Soul of Remembrance from Five Movements in Color
Jean Sibelius – Finale: Allegro moderato from Symphony No.2

November 12, 2021

Johann Baptist Georg Neruda – Concerto in E-Flat Major; Benjamin Haden, trumpet
Felix Mendelssohn – Allegro molto vivace from Violin Concerto, Op.64; LeeAnna Russo, violin
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Moderato from Piano Concerto No.2, Op.18; Timothy Anastacio, piano
Emmanuel Chabrier – España: Rhapsodie pour orchestra

February 18, 2022

Valerie Coleman – Umoja: Anthem of Unity
Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No.1 for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings: William Lawing, trumpet and Cynthia Lawing, piano
Gabriela Lena Frank – Highland Harawi and The Mestizo Waltz from Three Latin American Dances

April 14, 2022 – John Williams’s Music from Star Wars (Professional Edition)

Main Title
Flag Parade
Yoda’s Theme
Duel of the Fates; featuring Davidson Chorale
Throne Room
Princess Leia’s Theme
Forest Battle
Luke & Leia
The Jedi Steps and Finale
Imperial March


Fall 2020 Chamber Music

The orchestra was split into multiple chamber groups for the season due to COVID restrictions.

Debussy – II.Assez vif et bien rhythmé from String Quartet in G Minor, Op.10
Beethoven, arr. Bourgault for woodwind quintet – III. Scherzo from Symphony No.6
Mozart – I. Allegro molto from Divertimento No.11, K.251
Dvořák – I. Cavatina from Miniatures, Op.75a
Grandjany – Eleanor and Marcia from Duet for Two Harps, Op.26
Haydn – I. Andante from Sonata in B-flat Major for Violin and Viola
Mozart – Minuets No.1 & 2 from 12 Minuets, KV 599
Beethoven, arr. Key for flute and viola – I. Allegro from Trio, Op.87
Lombardini Sirmen – I. Tempo giusto from Trio for Two Violins and Violoncello
Brahms, arr. Parthun, Sr. – Brahms for Brass
Joplin, arr. Frackenpohl – The Entertainer from Three Scott Joplin Rags for Brass Quintet
Mozart – I. Allegro from Divertimento in F Major, K.138

Spring 2021 Chamber Music

Grandjany – Sally & Dinny from Duet for Two Harps, Op.26
Marcussen – Berceuse from Dédicases
Kataoka – A Beautiful Day
Handel, arr. Kanayama – selections from Water Music Suites for brass quintet
Hirose – Yuimar
Fukushima – Teachi-Tearu
Ducasse – Lakay
Copland – Quiet City; Max Rollfinke, trumpet

April 1, 2021 – Concerto Competition Winner Recording Session

Chopin – Rondo from Piano Concerto No.1; Koyo Song, piano

April 29, 2021 – Conductor’s Concert Recording Session

Grieg – From Holberg’s Time: Suite in Olden Style, Op.40
Prelude; Jonah Pesikoff, conductor
Saraband; Hannah Cha, conductor
Gavotte; Yuki Zhong, conductor
Air; Benjamin Haden, conductor
Rigaudon; Erin Mansell, conductor


September 24, 2019 – Fall Concert

Bruch – Overture to Loreley
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.5

February 13, 2020 – Winter Concert

Mozart – Rondo from Concerto for 2 Pianos in E-flat Major; Morgan McDougal & Koyo Song, pianos
Handel – “Hence Iris, Hence Away”  from Semele; Madeline Wolfenbarger, alto
Massenet – “Va! Laisse couler mes larmes” from Werther; Maddy Wolfenbarger, alto
Weber – Allegro from Clarinet Concerto No.2; Bryan Kirk, clarinet
Tower – Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Pettigrew – Ichthus (world premiere, commission)
Kats-Chernin – Big Rhap


September 27, 2018 – Celtic Adventure: Featuring Jamie Laval, violin & Rosemary Furniss Warren-Green, viola

Williams – Far & Away Suite
Laval – Highlander’s Triumph
Laval – 6/8 March & The Nettled Wife
Pettigrew – Dòchas (U.S. premiere)
Anderson – Irish Suite (III. The Rakes of Mallow)
Laval – Celina
Laval – Mermaid’s Croon
Laval – Journey Through Mist & Mountains
Laval – “Tag Team”
Laval – The Sea is My Delight

November 13, 2018 – United in Music: Featuring Kinan Azmeh & Concerto Competition Winners

Vivaldi - Concerto for Two Trumpets in C Major, RV 537; Max Rollfinke & Benjamin Haden, trumpets
Mozart – “Voi che sapete” from Le Nozze di Figaro; Sarah Austin, soprano
Thomas – “C’est moi!...Me voici dans son boudoir” from Mignon; Sarah Austin, soprano
Lalo – “Vainement, ma bien-aimée” from Le Roi d’Ys; Alex Harrelson, tenor
Verdi – “Questa o quella per me pari sono” from Rigoletto; Alex Harrelson, tenor
Coleridge-Taylor - Bamboula
Azmeh – Suite for Improviser & Orchestra; Kinan Azmeh, clarinet

February 16, 2019 – Truth Shall Lift Them Higher

Still – Afro-American Symphony
Hailstork – Three Spirituals for Orchestra
Ellington, arr. Collier – The River

March – April, 2019 – Musical in Collaboration with Theatre Department

Holmes - The Mystery of Edwin Drood

May 1, 2019 – Conductor’s Concert

Bartók – Romanian Folk Dances; Isaac Mervis, conductor
Hanson – Rhythmic Variations on Two Ancient Hymns; Jack Lovelace, conductor
Debussy – En Bateau and Cortège from Petite Suite; Sarah Austin, conductor
Copland – Saturday Night Waltz and Hoe Down from Rodeo; Will Messner, conductor
Bizet – Adagietto and Carillon from L’Arlésienne Suite No.1; Matthew Begley, conductor
Mozart – Allegro moderato from Symphony No.29; Morgan Potter, conductor
Brahms – Hungarian Dances No.1, No.3, and No.5; Clara Hare-Grogg, conductor


September 23, 2017 – Time for Three: Nick Kendall, violin, Charles Yang, violin, Ranaan Meyer, bass

Gershwin, arr. Whitney – An American in Paris Suite for Orchestra
Arr. Steven Hackman – Bittersweet Symphony
Steven Hackman – Vertigo
Time for Three – Darling Calypso
Monti, arr. Steven Hackman – Czardas
Time for Three, arr. TJ Cole – Songs of Joy
Arr. Steven Hackman – Sweet Child of Mine

October 20, 2017 – Wildcat Weekend Concert

Sibelius – Karelia Overture
Gershwin, arr. Whitney – An American in Paris Suite for Orchestra
Mussorgsky, arr. Liadov – “Hopak” from Fair at Sorochintsi
Powell, arr. O’Loughlin – How to Train Your Dragon Suite for Orchestra
Silvestri – Back to the Future Suite for Orchestra

November 2, 2017 – An Orchestral Journey

Kovacs – Shalom-alekhem, rov Feidman!; Ava Pomerantz, clarinet
Puccini – “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi; Casey Margerum, soprano
Gounod – “Ah! Je veux vivre” from Roméo et Juliette; Casey Margerum, soprano
Elgar – Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op.85, third movement; Bradford Shin, cello
Sibelius – Karelia Overture
Ravel – Une barque sur l’océan
Silvestri – Back to the Future Suite for Orchestra

February 27, 2018 – Love’s Fortune & Folly, featuring Caitlin Mohr, soprano

Strauss – Overture to Die Fledermaus
Mahler – Rückert Lieder
Weber – “Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen” from Der Freischütz
Verdi – Overture to Nabucco
Puccini – “Quando m’en vo” from La Bohème
Herbert – “Art is Calling for Me” from The Enchantress

April 26, 2018 – Bernstein Birthday Bash

Bernstein – Overture to Candide
Bernstein – Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Márquez – Danzón No.2
Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man
Bernstein – West Side Story Symphonic Dances


September 29, 2016 – Excursión del sur: Southern Excursion

Moncayo – Huapango
Piazzolla – Tango No.1 “Coral”
Piazzolla, arr. Kazik – Libertango
Ginastera – Four Dances from Estancia
Guarnieri – Dança Brasileira from Three Brazilian Dances
Cervantes, arr. Langey – Te quiero tanto from Three Cuban Dances
Revueltas – Janitzio
Márquez – Conga del fuego Nuevo

November 2, 2016 – Orkheisthai: To Dance

Vivaldi – Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor, Op.3, No.10; Clara Hare-Grogg, Blake Skelton, Saipriya Ayyar, and Daniel Kim, violins
Handel – “Deeper and deeper still” & “Waft her, angels, thro’ the skies” (Jephtha); Robert Kopf, tenor
Saint-Saëns – Piano Concerto No.5 in F Major, Op.103, third movement; Morgan McDougal, piano
Villa-Lobos – Bachianas Brasileiras No.2, Introduction – Embolada
Bach – Orchestral Suite No.2 in B Minor
Respighi – Ancient Airs & Dances for Lute Suite No.2

February 16, 2017 – Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Side-by-side

Tchaikovsky – Jurist’s March
Schubert – Symphony No.9 “The Great”

April 27, 2017 – The Planets

Holst – The Planets

May 8, 2017 – Conductor’s Concert

Bizet – Pastorale from L’Arlésienne; Casey Margerum, conductor
Bruch – selections from Swedish Dances; Mingyu Kim, conductor
Massenet – Angelus from Scènes pittoresques; Andrew Becker, conductor
Sibelius – Romance in C; Tommy Rhodes, conductor
Elgar – Pomp & Circumstance March No.4, Op.39, No.4; Tyler Caruso, conductor
Grieg – Last Spring from Two Elegiac Melodies; Hannah Thigpen, conductor
Bizet – Danse Bohême from Carmen; Christian Holobinko, conductor
Brahms – Hungarian Dance Nos.3 & 5; Peter Whitehouse, conductor


October 1, 2015

Chabrier – Marche joyeuse
Kalinnikov – Symphony No.1 in G Minor

November 5, 2015

Bach – Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041; Clara Hare-Grogg, violin
Humperdinck – “Evening Prayer” from Hänsel und Gretel; Sarah Taylor, soprano, Ella Brewer-Jensen, mezzo soprano
Delibes – “Sous le dôme epais” from Lakmé; Sarah Taylor, soprano and Ella Brewer-Jensen, mezzo soprano
Donizetti – “Regnava nel silenzio” from Lucia di Lammermoor; Grace Hauser, soprano
Britten – Soirées Musicales
Rossini – Overture to La Gazza Ladra

February 24, 2016

Guest conductor, Jonathan Govias
Strauss, J. – Emperor Waltzes
Mozart – Symphony No.29 in A Major
Mussorgsky/Ravel – Pictures at an Exhibition

May 3, 2016

Guest conductor, Jonathan Govias
Side-by-side performance with the University of North Carolina Charlotte Orchestra
Bach/Stokowski – Passacaglia & Fugue in C Minor
Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No.1
Sibelius – Finlandia
Wagner – Siegfried’s Funeral March from Götterdämmerung
Borodin – Polovtsian Dances


October 1, 2014 – Pyromania

Williams, Arr. Brubaker - Harry Potter Symphonic Suite
Doyle, Arr. Brubaker – Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire
Haydn – Presto from Symphony No.59 “Fire Symphony”
Wagner - Magic Fire Music  from Die Walküre
Richards, arr. Whitney - La Suerte de Los Tontos from Cuban Fire! Suite
De Falla, arr. Ryden - Ritual Dance of Fire from El Amor Brujo
Stravinsky – Firebird Suite (1919)

November 11, 2014 - Ablaze

Camille Saint-Säens - Tarantelle, Op.6; Will Bolton, flute and Jack Goffinet, clarinet
Bach – Allegro from Keyboard Concerto No.1 in D Minor, BWV 1052; Nancy Brown, piano
Arensky – Allegro maestoso from Piano Concerto in F Minor, Op.2; Natalia Spitha, piano
Sibelius – Symphony No.5 in E-flat, Op.82

February, 2015 – Musical in Collaboration with the Theatre Department

Fiddler on the Roof

April 23, 2015 – Flame

Holst – The Ballet from The Perfect Fool
De Falla - Nights in the Gardens of Spain; Will Fried, piano
Dvořák – Adagio-Allegro molto from Symphony No.9; Will Bolton, conductor
Williams, arr. Custer – Highlights from Jurassic Park


October 8, 2013 – A Night in Vienna

Suppé – Light Cavalry Overture
Strauss – Pizzicato Polka
Strauss – Vienna Blood
Strauss – Radetsky March
Mozart – Impresario Overture
Haydn – Cello Concerto; Alan Black, cello

November 21, 2013 – A Night of Stars

Sryabin – Allegro from Piano Concerto in F-sharp Minor, Op.20; Karl Wold, piano
Mozart - “Batti batti o bel Masetto” from Don Giovanni; Jessica Albano, soprano
Donizetti - “Prendi, per me sei libero” from L’elisir d’amore; Jessica Albano, soprano
Beethoven – Allegro con brio from Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor, Op.37; Natalie Duda, piano
Borodin, orch. Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov - Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens and Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

February 20, 2014 – A Night of Movie Romance

Kamen, arr. Debs – Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Howardm, arr. Ricketts – King Kong Soundtrack Highlights
Barry, arr. Custer – Somewhere in Time
Barry, arr. Rosenhaus – Concert Suite from Dances with Wolves
Badelt, arr. Ricketts – Pirates of the Caribbean Medley
Steiner – Tara’s Theme from Gone With the Wind
Marianelli, arr. Moss – Music from Pride & Prejudice
Horner, arr. Moss – Titanic
Barry – Main Theme from Out of Africa
Bernstein, arr. Mason – West Side Story Excerpts

April 14, 2014 – A Night at the Theatre: An Opera Gala in Collaboration with Davidson College Choirs and Vocal Program

Sullivan – Dance a Cachuca from The Gondoliers
Sullivan – Three Little Maids from The Mikado
Leoncavallo – Bell Chorus from I Pagliacci
Offenbach – Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman
Beethoven – O What Delight from Fidelio
Verdi – Brindisi from La Traviata
Verdi – Che faceste from Macbeth
Donizetti – Chi mi frena from Lucia di Lamermoor
Verdi – Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore
Mozart – Papageno & Papagena Duet from The Magic Flute
Mozart – Final Chorus from The Magic Flute
Shonberg – selections from Les Miserables

May 1, 2014 – A Night of New Maestros

Vaughan Williams – Seventeen Come Sunday and My Bonny Boy from English Folk Song Suite; Dan Whitney, conductor
Grieg – Death of Aase from Peer Gynt; Ellis Coan, conductor
Beethoven – Allegretto from Symphony No.7 in A Major, Op.92; Peter Hillinck, conductor
Grieg – Norwegian Dance, Op.35, No.1 in D Minor; Jessica Albano, conductor


September 29, 2012 – Featuring Daniel Bernard Roumain, violin

Tchaikovsky – Waltz No.6 from Sleeping Beauty
Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre
Roumain – Club Dance Manifesto

October 26, 2012 – Wildcat Weekend Concert in Collaboration with Davidson College Choirs

Weber – Overture to Oberon; Andew Pak, conductor
Saint-Saëns – Dance Macabre
Zimmer & Howard, Arr. López – Concert Suite from The Dark Night
Rodgers, arr. Bennett – The Sound of Music Selections for Orchestra

February 21, 2013 – Summoning Spring!

Locklair – HUES for Orchestra: Three Brief Tone Poems
Beethoven – Symphony No.6, Op.68 ‘Pastorale’

April 24, 2013 – Classical Music in Classic Cartoons

Rossini – Overture to The Barber of Seville
Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in D Minor
Ponchielli – Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda
Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries from The Valkyries
Dukas – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Offenbach – Infernal Galop from Orpheus in the Underworld