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Symphony Orchestra

The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra (DCSO) presents an invigorating season of pops and timeless classics. In the fall, the riveting string trio Time for Three joins the orchestra for a diverse and eclectic performance as part of the Artist Series. Come spring, alumna Caitlin Mohr returns to Davidson to delight audiences with her captivating soprano voice. To close the season, the DCSO performs West Side Story Symphonic Dances in celebration of Bernstein's 100th birthday. The DCSO is also in its ninth 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 2017-18

DCSO Orchestra playing during Family Weekend

Family Weekend Concert

Friday, October 20, 2017 • 7 p.m. • ACU

The DCSO presents highlights from the season in an intimate, up-close setting, including Gershwin's An American in Paris.

Free and open to the public.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra with conductor

An Orchestral Journey

Thursday, November 2, 2017 • 7:30 p.m. • DFPH

Join the DCSO on an orchestral journey of time and place, featuring the winners of the annual Concerto Competition, Sibelius's Karelia Overture, Ravel's Une Barque sur l'océan, and Silvestri's suite from Back to the Future.

Free and open to the public.

Davidson alumna Caitlin Mohr, class of 2010

Love's Fortune and Folly

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • DPFH

Davidson alumna Caitlin Mohr, class of 2010, returns to enrapture audiences with a vibrant selection of vocal favorites and more. Mohr's versatile and expressive voice, combined with her magnetic personality, is guaranteed to enchant one and all.

Free and open to the public.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra on the Davidson Green

Spring Concert on the Green

April 2018 (Date To Be Announced) • 6 p.m. • Davidson Town Green

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, bring friends and family, and join the DCSO for an exciting performance on the town green.

Free and open to the public.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Playing Violins

Bernstein Birthday Bash

Thursday, April 26, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • DFPH

Celebrate the 100th birthday of one of America's most beloved musical artists, Leonard Bernstein. In addition to charismatic works that pay homage to Bernstein's inspirations, the DCSO will perform music from Candide and West Side Story.

Free and open to the public.