The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra

Welcome to the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra! Follow us on twitter @gustieorch.

Please join us on Friday April 11th at 7:00PM at Mayo High School in Rochester, MN for a concert with the Mayo High School Orchestras and the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra. The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra will be performing the first movement of Beethoven's Symphony no.8, Dvorak's In Nature's Realm, and the second movement from Mahler Symphony no.1. The concert is free admissions. The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra will be performing its final concert on Saturday May 31st at 8:00 PM in the Bjorling Recital Hall featuring the winners of the Concerto/Aria Competition: Will Doebler, Nick Mason, and Kendra Frey.

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra is an integral musical contributor to Gustavus Adolphus College, the city of St. Peter, and beyond. Featuring talented and dedicated students from diverse majors, the orchestra performs a variety of symphonic repertoire and is a vital part of the Christmas in Christ Chapel performances. The orchestra rehearses Tuesdays and Thursdasy from 6:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m., with string sectionals from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

As the official touring orchestra ensemble from the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra has toured internationally to the British Isles and the People's Republic of China. The Symphony Orchestra's most recent tour was to South Africa in January of 2012 where they performed concerts at the Cape Town City Hall, the Cape Town Institute for the Blind, the Tembaletu Special School in Cape Town, the Cape Gate Miagi Centre Music Hall in Soweto in Johannesburg. Share in the Orchestra's adventure by going to our blog. The Symphony Orchestra performed its home concert on Sunday February 12th at 1:30 in Christ Chapel, the concert was streamed and is on-demand. The Symphony Orchestra will have its next international tour in January of 2016 going to Greece and Turkey. The Symphony Orchestra also regularly tours both nationally and regionally.

Some instruments are available as rentals through the Department of Music. Students are encouraged to contact IMA (Instrumental Music Assistants) at for more details.

If you should have any questions concerning auditions, the orchestra, or the music department, check out our FAQ page and please do not hesitate to contact the conductor Dr. Ruth Lin,