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