SF State Orchestra

Monday, October 30, 2017, 7:30 pm
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The SF State Orchestra is comprised of about 45 musicians, including Music majors and others, as well as faculty, staff and community members who join together to perform four to six concerts on campus each year. Free.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
School of Music
School of Music
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All orchestra members have demonstrated an outstanding level of musicianship and commitment. While offering members opportunities to expand their technical, intellectual and musical horizons, the orchestra performs standard repertoire and new music from student composers, readings for orchestration projects and the annual Concerto Competition Concert. Graduates of the SF State Orchestra perform all across the globe and hold teaching positions or leading positions in their respective major areas of concentration throughout the United States.


Mikhail Glinka (1804 – 1857): Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla

Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907): Peer Gynt Suite (selections from Suites 1 and 2)

  • Morning Mood (Morgenstimmung)
  • The Abduction of the Bride, Ingrid’s Lament (Der Brautraub, Ingrids klang)
  • Arabian Dance (Arabischer Tanz) In the Hall of the Mountain King (Tanz in der Halle des Bergkönigs)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21

  • I. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
  • II. Andante cantabile con moto
  • III. Menuetto. Allegro molto e vivace
  • IV. Finale. Adagio – Allegro molto e vivace