Symphony Orchestra

The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra (DCSO) presents an exhilarating season unlike any other! The 2016-17 season begins with music of Latin America and concludes with Holst's The Planets. A special highlight of the season includes a side-by-side performance with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. The DCSO continues in its eighth season of Concerts for a Cause in which donations are accepted at the door for various charitable organizations. All performances are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Visit our website for a listing of past performances.

Key: ACU = Alvarez College Union; DFPH = Duke Family Performance Hall

Please check back in August 2016 for a list of upcoming events in the 2016-17 academic year.


Concert on the Green

We hope you brought blankets, packed a picnic, and tapped your toes while mingling with fellow concert-goers by joining the orchestra on the Davidson town green for a sneak peak of our season opening concert at this entertaining annual event.

Season Opener

The 2015-16 season opened with Chabrier's Marche Joyeuse and Kalinnikov's Symphony No.1.

Fall Concert

In addition to highlighting the student winners of the 2015 Concerto Competition, audience members enjoyed the light and comedic music of Rossini's Overture to La Gazza Ladra and Britten's Soirées musicales, modeled after Rossini.

Holiday Gala

Two nights of sold out shows ushered in the season of holiday cheer with festive music, dance, theatre, and art all in one exciting and family-friendly show that featured the finest talent Davidson has to offer by showcasing the college choirs, symphony orchestra, and jazz band, along with community ensembles: Davidson Community Players, Dance Davidson, and Young Voices of the Carolinas. Make plans to attend next year as many people are calling the Gala their "new holiday tradition."

Winter Concert

Featuring guest conductor Jonathan Andrew Govias, assistant professor and director of orchestras at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Spring Concert

Join us for a special and unprecedented collaborative performance with the symphony orchestra of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.