Symphony Orchestra

Associate Professor Tara Villa Keith leads the DCSO through an adventurous season starting in Latin America and ending in space! From highlighting the talents of student concerto competition winners to performing side-by-side with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, the DCSO presents a diverse and exhilarating year of music. The DCSO is also in their 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

UPCOMING EVENTS 2016-17

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CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SIDE-BY-SIDE CONCERT

Thursday, Feb. 16  •  7:30 p.m.  •  DFPH  •  Tickets

After ten years, the DCSO is delighted to perform side-by-side once again with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, right here on Davidson's campus. The repertoire will include uplifting and powerful audience favorites. Conducted by Christopher Warren-Green, music director of the Charlotte Symphony.

reflection of a student laying a trombone in a trombone

THE PLANETS

Thursday, April 27  •  7:30 p.m.  •  DFPH

Prepare for an astronomical (and astrological) performance of Holst's The Planets. From the bringer of war to the mystic, hopeful, primal, and peaceful, the DCSO presents this 100-year-old music of the spheres through a unique, twenty-first century lens.

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CONCERT ON THE GREEN

Sunday in April TBD  •  6 p.m.  •  Davidson Town Green

Celebrate the end of a fantastic orchestral journey as we close our 2016-17 season on the Town Green.

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CONDUCTOR'S CONCERT

May 9  •  7:30 p.m.  •  DFPH

Celebrate the end of our 2016-17 season as student conductors take the podium and wield the baton.

PAST EVENTS 2016-17

EXCURSIÓN AL SUR - SOUTHERN EXCURSION

As a part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the DCSO presented a festive concert of Latin American music, featuring the works of Piazzolla, Ginastera, Moncayo, Lecuona, and more. (photo of Ernesto Lecuona)

FAMILY WEEKEND CONCERT

Join the DCSO in an eclectic performance of season highlights, featuring music from our Southern Excursion concert, a preview of The Planets, and more.

ORKHEISTHAI - TO DANCE

This concert features the winners of the 2016 annual Concerto Competition, along with a refreshing dive into the realm of orchestral dance music.