Ensemble - Symphony Orchestra

Who is eligible? 
Entrance is by audition and is open to Faculty of Music students, University staff and students, and the community.

Rehearsal schedule

  • Mondays: 3:45 pm to 6:00 pm &
  • Wednesdays: 4:45 pm to 7:00 pm

Faculty
Julian Pellicano - Conductor
Dr. Minna Rose Chung - Coordinator of Orchestral Studies


The University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra (UMSO), under the direction of conductor Julian Pellicano, provides intensive training and performance experience in orchestral repertoire. Comprised mainly of string, woodwind, brass and percussion majors at the Desautels Faculty of Music, the ensemble is also open to all University of Manitoba students, staff and members of the community by audition. Orchestra members rehearse weekly and perform a wide range of repertoire including Baroque masterpieces and contemporary premieres in addition to the Classical and Romantic orchestral canon. A special feature of the orchestra program, UMSO members have regular opportunities to work closely with musicians from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in coachings and sectionals. UMSO also collaborates with the U of M Opera Theater, the University Singers and well as other choirs and the composition department at the Desautels Faculty of Music.

Works performed in past seasons: 

  •  Elgar: Enigma Variations
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
  • John Adams: Shaker Loops
  • As well as major symphonies by Beethoven, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Bruckner, Schumann, Mozart and Shostakovich.

 


 

2018-2019 Concerts

TELEMANN VIOLA CONCERTO AND BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 8
Featuring violist Elise Lavallée and Elgar’s Serenade for Strings
Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 PM

PAGANINI VIOLIN CONCERTO AND BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 7
Featuring violist Jeremy Buzash from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in the first movement of the Paganini Violin Concerto No.1
Wednesday , November 28 at 7:30 PM
Soloist Dr.Oleg Pokhanovski performance has been postponed

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO.5 “EMPEROR” & PÄRT

Featuring Concerto competition winner, Albert Chen, and the world premiere work of Chris Love, student composer. Works by Pärt and Kodaly’s “Dances of Galanta”

Wednesday, February 6 at 7:30 PM

 

MOZART BASSOON CONCERTO, NEW STUDENT WORKS & TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY NO.1 “WINTER DREAMS”

Featuring Concerto competition winner, Daniel Preun (Bassoon) and John Sellick (Viola), and the world premiere work of Anatol Rennie, student composer

Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 PM

 

All concerts at Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Avenue
Admission: $15 adults/ $5 students