DePauw University Orchestra
Orcenith Smith, director and conductor
The DePauw University Orchestra maintains an active schedule. An all-undergraduate organization, the orchestra focuses on performing and reading music of the standard repertoire, creating a four-year overview that is a cross-section of music including most style periods, regional influences and genres. In 1991, the DePauw University Orchestra won an ASCAP Award for “Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music.” It was featured in May and June of 1996 on USAirways in-flight program Ovation, performing works of Stravinsky, Mussorgsky and Grieg.
The orchestra not only performs its own concerts (often broadcast live on WGRE-FM and the Internet), it plays for DePauw Opera productions, accompanies student concerto winners, and performs with the University’s choirs, faculty and guest soloists. Students studying conducting and orchestration also benefit from working with the University Orchestra.
Performance by the University Orchestra set to film - composition by Seth Tsui '11
DePauw Chamber Symphony
Selected students from the larger DePauw University Orchestra form the DePauw Chamber Symphony. Founded in 1974, the Chamber Symphony travels and performs during DePauw’s Winter Term in January. Winter Term is specifically designed to provide students with time to focus on a single project. This unique program allows for an intensive rehearsal environment, culminating in national and international touring opportunities.
The DePauw Chamber Symphony has performed in Japan, Italy, Spain, France, Austria, The Czech Republic, Great Britain, Canada, in Southeastern, Southwestern, Western and Northeastern United States, in Carnegie Recital Hall (NYC) and in the Terrace Theatre at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Sample DePauw University Orchestra Repertoire
Friday, September 19, 2014
Tuesday, January 6, 2015