University Orchestra

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pitt's Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven's Symphony no. 7 (third movement), the premiere of graduate composer Marco Giusto's Four Pieces for orchestra, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, and orchestra (with faculty artists Cynthia Warren, Mary Beth Malek, Linda Fisher, and Jason Allison), and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (abridged and arr. for modern instruments By Tom Kennedy).

Orchestra's 40th Season Highlighted in Local Media

Pittsubrgh Tribune Review classical music critic Mark Kanny highlighted the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 40th Anniversary Season in the most recent A&E update. Kanny noted that,

"Reaching a major anniversary is always an accomplishment worth celebrating. The University of Pittsburgh Orchestra will open its 40th season on Oct. 5 in the most apt way — a performance of challenging and rewarding music."

Ensemble Auditions, 2016–17

Auditions will be held for Department of Music student ensembles beginning Monday, August 29. Our choirs and instrumental ensembles are open to students throughout the University and you are encourgaged to apply regardless of your major. Below, please find specific audition requirements for each of our groups.

Gospel Choir

The Gospel Choir will have an open rehearsal on Thursday, September 1 in 123 Music Building from 6–7:40 p.m. No prepared music needed. Come and explore singing gospel music!