The VCU Symphony is the premiere orchestral ensemble at VCU. The Symphony performs a wide variety of repertoire, with a focus on full-scale orchestral works such as Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, Brahms 1 and Dvořák’s “New World Symphony,” and regularly programs pieces by living composers. The orchestra offers three concerts each semester and collaborates with VCU Opera each spring on their fully staged opera production.
Performance highlights include presentations at the Virginia Music Educators Association conference and the Virginia Music Teacher’s Association conference; a recent collaborative performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Something Wonderful” with VCUarts Theatre; providing orchestral accompaniment for VCU Opera’s award-winning full-staged productions of “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Old Maid and the Thief,” “The Gondoliers,” and “The Marriage of Figaro.”
The Symphony rehearses Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30 – 2:50 p.m.
Are you a current VCU student wishing to audition for the VCU Symphony? Strings students, read more here! Winds, brass, and percussion students, read more here!
Looking for information on our Concerto and Aria Competition? Competition rules and guidelines can be found here!
For more information, contact the director: Daniel Myssyk.