The University of Delaware Symphony Orchestra is an 80-plus member auditioned ensemble comprised of the finest undergraduate and graduate music majors from the distinguished Department of Music as well as gifted non-majors from other departments across campus. The UDSO presents four programs a year and performs literature from the standard orchestral repertoire spanning the Baroque to the contemporary, as well as collaborations with select choral ensembles, soloists, and conductors.
Recent performances have included masterpieces such as Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 and Mass in C, Brahms' Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 and Ein deutsches Requiem, Dvořák’s Symphonies Nos. 7 & 9, Hanson’s Symphony No. 2, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, Respighi’s Fontane di Roma and Vetrate di chiesa, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, Russian Easter Overture and Scheherazade, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1, Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, as well as works from contemporary composers such as Jennifer Barker, Michael Daugherty, Eric Ewazen, Jennifer Higdon, Robert Moran, Christopher Theofanidis, and Joseph Vella. The UDSO frequently participates in domestic and international tours. In 2009, the UDSO was a featured performer at the Music Educator’s National Conference regional convention in Providence, Rhode Island. In 2013 the orchestra travelled to Bogota, Colombia and joined forces with Pontificia Javeriana Universidad and Universidad Central for an 8-day tour. Recent domestic travel included a 3-day tour in 2016 of the Washington D.C. area, joining forces with elite students from the J. S. Bach Musikschule in Vienna.
Admittance to the UDSO is by audition only.
Tuesday/Thursday 4:30-7:00 p.m.