Dr. Thomas Erdmann, Director

The Elon University Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1962 by Dr. Malvin Artley under the name of Elon College Community Orchestra. The name was later changed to the Elon University Chamber Orchestra. The purpose of the orchestra however has remained since its inception; to provide students, community members and area professionals with an ensemble of high calibre that is dedicated to performing standard orchestra literature. If you have any questions, you may contact the Orchestra Director, Dr. Thomas Erdmann at erdmann@elon.edu.

F.A.Q.

Is an audition required for membership in the orchestra?

Yes. Membership in the orchestra is by audition only. Auditions are held at the beginning of the fall semester.

How do I set up an audition?

You should contact Dr. Erdmann prior to the beginning of classes for an audition time and place.

What does the audition consist of?

A prepared piece from standard orchestral literature, scales and sight reading.

Are there scholarships available for participation?

Unfortunately, no.

Where and when does the orchestra rehearse?

The orchestra rehearsers in the Center for the Arts on Monday Evenings from 7-9 p.m.

Can I receive academic credit for orchestra?

Yes, students completing successful auditions are registered for Music 103E for 1 semester hour credit.

 

Repertoire (Since Fall 2004)

 

Arnaud

Bugler’s Dream from Charge!

Arutunian

Elegy (Wayne Bennett, trumpet)

Ayer and Grey

If You Were The Only Girl In The World

Bach, J.S.

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (Omri Shimron, piano)

Cantata No. 55 (Gerald Knight, tenor, Elon University Chorale)

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor (Victoria Fischer Faw and Omri Shimron, piano)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Major (Shuko Petty, piano)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in B-flat Major (Victoria Fischer Faw, piano)

Bartok

Rumanian Folk Dances

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor (Lise Keiter-Brotzman, piano)

Symphony No. 1 in C Major

Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Bishop

Symphony For Strings

Brahms

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Brahms/Turanchik

Geistliches Lied

Cavalli

Amor, Chi Ti Die L’ali from Clori’s Lament (Hallie Hogan, mezzo-soprano)

Coleman

Adieu

One-Hit Wonders Medley (Elon Electric Ensemble, Todd Coleman director)

To Remember

Corelli

Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6 No. 8

D’Albora

Kinley Row

Dittersdorf

Piano Concerto in A Major (Gregory Thompson, piano)

Dvorak

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 (Anne Selliti, cello)

Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “New World”

Ellington

Mood Indigo (Matt Buckmaster, trombone)

Glazunov

Interludium in modo antico

Gluck

Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orpheus and Euridice

Gossec

Weihnachtssuite, Suite de Noels

Green

The Butcher’s Canticle Of The Earth (World Premiere) (Jon Metzger, percussion)

Grainger

Irish Tune From County Derry

Grieg

From Holberg’s Time, Suite In Olden Style

Three Pieces from Sigurd Jorsalfar

Vaaren (Hallie Coppedge Hogan, mezzo soprano)

Grofe

Mississippi Suite

Grimani

Sinfonia from Pallade e Marte

Gruber/Dobbins

Silent Night

Handel

Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 1

Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 10

Dances from Almira

Handel/Turanchik

Concerto a due cori in B-flat

Hanson

Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”

Haydn

Cello Concerto in C (Meaghan Skogan, cello)

March for the Royal Society of Musicians

Piano Concerto in D Major (Victoria Fischer Faw, piano)

Sinfonia from the Opera, La Fedelta Premiata

Symphony No. 1 in D Major

Symphony No. 2 in C Major

Symphony No. 31 in D Major “Mit dem Hornsignal”

Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp Minor “Farewell”

Heyman and Green

I Cover The Waterfront (Jon Metzger, vibraphone, Kevin Pace, bass)

Hindemith

Five Pieces for String Orchestra

Hofeldt

The Gift

Holst

Brook Green Suite

Six Morris Dance Tunes, Set I

St. Paul’s Suite

Hovhaness

Armenian Rhapsopdy No. 3

Fantasy On Japanese Woodprints (Tony Sawyer, marimba)

Overture for Strings and Trombone (Matthew Buckmaster, trombone)

Symphony No. 21

Jenkins

Passacaglia

Palladio

Kern

They Didn’t Believe Me (Brad Linde, alto saxophone)

Kimber

La Folia

Legrenzi

Sonate

Lully

Suite from Roland

Mahler

Piano Quartet (Full Orchestra Version) (Victoria Fischer Faw, piano)

Mantler

Light (Chip Newton, guitar)

Marimbavibe (Mariana Poole, marimba and vibraphone)

Mendelssohn

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor (Victoria Fischer Faw, piano)

Sinfonia No. 3 in E Minor

Sinfonia No. 10 in B Minor

Mercer

Laura (Brad Linde, alto saxophone)

Tangerine (Matt Buckmaster, trombone)

Metzger/Erdmann

Bossa Linda (Jon Metzger and Kevin Pace, vibraphone and bass)

Monteverdi

Overture from Orfeo

Moussorgsky

Hopak from The Fair at Sorochinsk

Mozart

Serenade in G Major “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”

Soave sia il vento from Cosi fan tutti (Polly Cornelius, Hallie Hogan, Ken Lee, vocalists)

Sonata No. 14 in C (Mary Alice Bragg, organ)

Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major

Symphony No. 4 in D Major

Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major

Symphony No. 6 in F Major

Symphony No. 7 in D Major

Symphony No. 7A in G Major

Symphony No. 7B in B-flat Major

Nelhybel

A Mighty Fortress

Music For Orchestra

Overture For Orchestra

Passacaglia

Slavonic Triptych

O’Neill and Linkel

Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24

Wizards In Winter (Techtronica, Clay Stevenson director)

Pace

As It Should Be (Jon Metzger, vibraphone, Kevin Pace, bass)

Page and Plant/Coleman

Kashmir (Elon Electric Ensemble, Todd Coleman director)

Page and Plant/Lucero

Stairway to Heaven (Elon Electric Ensemble, Todd Coleman director)

Parker

Yardbird Suite (Brad Linde and Kevin Pace, alto saxophone and bass)

Pärt

Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten

Perpetuum Mobile

Pedrollo

Concertino for Oboe and Strings (Thomas Turanchik, oboe)

Petty

Moon Shadows

Presser

Arctic Night

Chorale Fantasy

Purcell

Overture from the Ode ,Who Can From Joy Refrain

Dido And Aeneas (the complete opera)

Purcell/Erdmann

Two Songs (Susan L. Hahn, soprano)

Riley

Olson 111 (Elon University Camerata, Stephen Futrell director)

Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor (Ruskin Cooper, piano)

Rimsky-Korsakov

Procession Of The Nobles from Mlada

Salieri

Overture from La Scuola di Gelosi

Scarlatti

Christmas Cantata (Polly Butler Cornelius, soprano)

Shostakovich

Satirical Dance from The Bolt

Sibelius

Andante Festivo

Smith

Prelude on an Early American Folk Hymn

Stamitz

Symphony in E-flat Major

Strauss, Johann Jr.

Tick-Tack Polka from Die Fledermaus

Johann Jr, and Josef Strauss

Pizzacato Polka

Richard Strauss

Overture from Elektra

Stravinsky

Song Of The Volga Boatmen

Susato

Three Dances

Tchaikovsky

Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1 in D Major

Ballet Suite from Swan Lake

Chant sans Paroles

Elegie

Waltz from Eugene Onegin

Traditional/Turanchik

Ukranian Dance

Vivaldi

Autumn and Winter from The Four Seasons (Daniel Skidmore, violin)

Spring and Summer from The Four Seasons (Katherine Thomas, violin)

Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor (Josh Goldstein and Meaghan Skogen, cello)

Volkmann

Concert Overture in C Major

Wieniawski

Légende