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Past Orchestra Repertoire


Prologue and Variations for String Orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (1939)

Concerto in D minor for Harpsichord and Strings, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Michael Haberkorn, harpsichord soloist

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro

Offertory for String Orchestra by Jennifer Bernand Merkowitz (1981)
World Premier Performance

Suite for Strings by Joan Trimble (1915-2000)

  1. Prelude
  2. Air
  3. Finale

The Wasps Overture by Ralph Vaughn Williams (1872-1958)

Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner

Rhosymedre by Ralph Vaughn Williams

Procession fo the Nobles by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

The Heavens are Telling by Franz Josef Haydn

Festive Ode by Karel Husa

Procession of the Sardar by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov


Divertimento in F Major, K. 138 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Presto

Apollon Musagete (1928, rev. 1947) by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

  • A Ballet en Deux Tableaux
  • Premier Tableau (Prologue)
    • Naissance d'Apollon
  • Second Tableau
    • Variation d'Apollon (Apollon et les Muses)
    • Pas d'Action (Apollon et les trios Muses: Calliope, Polymnie et Terpsichore)
    • Variation de Calliope
    • Variation de Polymnie
    • Variation Terpsichore
    • Variation d'Apollon
    • Pas de Deux (Apollon et Terpsichore)
    • Coda (Apollon et les Muses)
    • Apotheose

Three Blues for String Orchestra by Christian Berg (b. 1954)

  1. Prelude
  2. Dialog
  3. Anglo-Blue

Lullaby by George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Richard Lopez, jazz piano

Rounds for String Orchestra by David Diamond (1915-2005)

  1. Allegro molto vivace
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro vigoroso

Concerto "La Primavera" Op. 8 No. 1 by Antonio Vivaldi (ca. 1675-1741)

  1. Allegro (Daniel Bolton, solo violin)
  2. Largo e pianissimo sempre (Bonnie Shore, solo violin)
  3. Allegro - Danza Pastorale (Nate Rute, solo violin with Jordan Koogler, solo second violin)

Crisantemi by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Arrangement by Lucas Drew.

Serenade for String Orchestra, Op. 48 by Peter Ilyich Tachaikovsky (1840-1893)

  1. Pezzo in forma di Sonatina
  2. Walzer
  3. Elegie
  4. Finale (Tema Russo)


Fechtschule by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (ca. 1623-1680)

  1. Aria 1
  2. Aria 2
  3. Sarabande
  4. Courente
  5. Fechtschule
  6. Bader Aria
Concerto in G Major for Viola by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Steven Wedell, soloist
  1. Largo
  2. Allegro
  3. Andante
  4. Presto

"Holberg" Suite in Olden Style, Op. 40 by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

  1. Praludium
  2. Sarabande
  3. Gavotte
  4. Air
  5. Regaudon

Rumanian Folk Dances by Bela Bartok (1881-1945). Arrangement by Arthur Willner.

  1. Jocul Cu Bata
  2. Braul
  3. Pe Loc
  4. Buciumeana
  5. Poarga Romaneasca
  6. Maruntel
  7. Maruntel

American Suite by Charles Wakefield Cadman (1881-1946)

  1. Indian
  2. Negro
  3. Old Fiddler

Shuo by Chen Yi (b. 1953)

Traditional Fiddle Medley
Alexandra Vargo, fiddle; Matt Horne, mandolin; Jon Allen, guitar; and Nate Cote, bass

  • Goldrush by Bill Monroe. Arrangement by Andy Carlson
  • Randy's Waltz by Andy Carlson
  • Fisher's Hornpipe/Maid Behind the Bar by Traditional. Arrangement by Andy Carlson

Portraits of Country Fiddlers, Op. 26 by Pehr Henrikk Nordgren (b. 1944)

  1. Napsyttaja - The Plucker
  2. Tuumiskelija - The Thinker
  3. Vanhan miehen menuetti - The Old Man's Minuet
  4. Pelimannin elamankappale - The Fiddler's Favorite Tune

Creaking Tree by Darol Anger (b. 1953). Arrangement by Bob Phillips.

Fantasy on Themes by John Merbecke by John Lloyd (b. 1938)

Suite for String Orchestra by Dennis Davenport (b. 1953)

  1. Lively
  2. Moderately Slow
  3. Joyous

Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Suite for Symphonic Strings by Lou Harrison (1917-2003)

  1. Estampie
  2. Chorale "Et in Arcadia Ego"
  3. Double Fugue, "In Honor of Heracles"
  4. Ductia, "In Honor of Eros"
  5. Lament
  6. Canonic Variations, "In Honor of Apollo"
  7. Little Fugue, "Viola's Reward"
  8. Round, "In Honor of Hermes"
  9. Nocturne


Concerto in C major BWV 1061 for Two Harpsichords by Johann Sebastian Bach
Michael Haberkorn and Richard Lopez, harpsichords

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio ovvero Largo
  3. Fuga

Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra with Piano Obbligato by Ernest Bloch
Michael Haberkorn, piano

  1. Prelude
  2. Dirge
  3. Pastorale and Rustic Dances
  4. Fugue

Bohemian Rhapsody by Freddie Mercury (words and music) Arrangement by Richard Maximoff for the Hampton String Quartet

Eleanor Rigby by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Arrangement by Eric Van Wagner
Natalie Bowsher and Stacey Moyer, vocalists

Strut for String Orchestra by Michael Daugherty (b. 1954)

The Juliet Letters by Elvis Costello and The Brodsky String Quartet: Michael Thomas, ian Belton, Paul Cassidy and Jacquelin Thomas (words and music)

  • Deliver Us (Orchestra)
  • For Other Eyes (Brandon Motz, vocal soloist)
  • Swine (Brandon Motz, vocal soloist)
  • Expert Rites (Jarod Ogier, vocal soloist)
  • Dead Letter (Orchestra)
  • I Almost Had a Weakness (Erin Myers, vocal soloist)
  • Why? (Kate Mock, vocal soloist)
  • Who Do You Think You Are? (Jarod Ogier, vocal soloist)
  • Taking My Life in Your Hands (Tina Scariano, vocal soloist)
  • This offer is Unrepeatable (Brandon Motz, vocal soloist)
  • Dear Sweet Filthy World (Jarod Ogier, vocal soloist)
  • The Letter Home (Laura Douce, vocal soloist)
  • Jacksons, Monk and Rowe (Kate Mock, vocal soloist)
  • This Sad Burlesque (Brandon Motz, vocal soloist)
  • I Thought I'd Write to Juliet (Brandon Motz, vocal soloist)
  • Last Post (Orchestra)
  • The First to Leave (Tina Scariano, vocal soloist)
  • Damnation's Cellar (Jarod Ogier, Kate Mock and Laura Douce, vocal soloists)
  • The Birds Will Still Be Singing (Tina Scariano, vocal soloist)

String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

  1. Largo
  2. Allegro Molto
  3. Allegretto
  4. Largo
  5. Largo

Voyage for Flute and Strings by john Corigliano (b. 1958)
Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute

Tango Concertante by Frederick Speck


Serenade in G major, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525 by Wolfgang. Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

  1. Allegro
  2. Romance
  3. Menuetto
  4. Rondo

Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 6 by George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)

  1. Largo affettuoso
  2. A tempo giusto
  3. Musette
  4. Allegro
  5. Allegro

Dance of Transylvania by Bela Bartok (1881-1945)

  1. Bagpipers
  2. Bear-Dance
  3. Finale

Serenade for String, Op. 20 by Sire Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

  1. Allegro piacevole
  2. Larghetto
  3. Allegretto

Aria in Classic Style for Harp and String Orchestra by Marcel Grandjany (1891-1975)
Gretchen Streiff, harp soloist

Concerto in C major for Violin "Il Piacere" by Antonio Vivaldi (1675-1741)
Erin Gilliland, violin soloist

  1. Allegro
  2. Largo e Cantabile
  3. Allegro
Skylife by David Balakrishnan

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