The Luther College Symphony Orchestra, Luther’s largest and oldest orchestral ensemble, maintains an active rehearsal and performance schedule during the academic year, from early September to late May. More than eighty student musicians, representing a variety of academic disciplines, perform with Symphony Orchestra. Many also play chamber music, sing in a choir, or play in a jazz ensemble.
In addition to regular concerts featuring masterworks of the orchestral literature, Symphony Orchestra takes great pride in performing new music on a regular basis. Since 2001, the orchestra has been pleased to present six world premiers. The orchestra also collaborates with the Luther College choirs in periodic performances of major choral-orchestral works and in the annual Christmas at Luther festival performances.
Symphony Orchestra tours annually throughout the United States and every four years maintains a three-week residency in Vienna, Austria, with performances in venues such as the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz and the Wiener Konzerthaus. Domestic tours have included trips through the Pacific Northwest, the Great Plains States, the Southeast, and the Upper Midwest. Since 1997, the Luther Symphony Orchestra and its conductor have completed thirteen major American tours.
Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Daniel Baldwin.
Auditions for Symphony Orchestra are held annually.
Symphony Orchestra rehearses M 4:00 to 5:20 p.m. and TTh 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Rehearsal location for Symphony Orchestra is in the Orchestra Room.
|Symphony No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 39: IV. Finale
Composed by Jean Sibelius