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USC Symphony Orchestra

The USC Symphony Orchestra is the premier orchestra in the USC School of Music and one of the leading ensembles in the Southeast. Comprised of over 100 student musicians, the orchestra’s repertoire spans five centuries of music, including everything from the standard symphonic literature to cutting edge contemporary works. The ensemble performs six concerts a year in the Koger Center for the Arts and performs in the pit for Opera at USC.

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2017–2018 Schedule

• Mon., Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Charleston County School of the Arts

• Thu., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts

• Sun., Sept. 24, 2:00–6:00 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal on Koger Center stage

Scott Weiss, conductor
Zuill Bailey, cello
Michael Daugherty – Tales of  Hemingway
Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47  
 
• Mon., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts

• Sun., Oct. 29, 6:00 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal on Koger Center stage

Scott Weiss, conductor
Ari Streisfeld, violin
Daniel Sweaney, viola
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola and orchestra in E-flat major, K. 364
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68 “Pastoral”
            
• Nov. 3-5, 2017
Opera at USC: La Finta Gardiniera by Mozart 
Neil Casey, conductor

• Mon., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts

• Sun., Dec. 3, 2:00–6:00 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal on Koger Center stage

Scott Weiss, conductor
Phillip Bush, piano
Béla Bartók – Piano Concerto No. 3 in E major
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74 “Pathétique”

• Thu., Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts

• Mon., Jan. 30
Dress Rehearsal on stage during regularly scheduled USC Symphony Orchestra rehearsal

Winners of the 2017 Concerto-Aria Competition*
Scott Weiss, conductor
Repertoire TBD
*Competition for Strings, Woodwinds and Brass to be held on Mon., Oct. 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Recital Hall
 
• March 2-4, 2018
Leonard Bernstein – Bernstein MASS
A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers

           
• Tue., April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts

• Mon., April 23
Dress rehearsal on stage during regularly scheduled USC Symphony Orchestra rehearsal

Scott Weiss, conductor
Joseph Eller, clarinet
Carl Nielsen – Clarinet Concerto, op. 57        
Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 1 in D major


2017-2018 USC Symphony Orchestra Auditions


For more information about orchestra auditions

Scott Weiss, director
sweiss@mozart.sc.edu
803-777-6251