The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra

Recording from the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Fall 2015 Concert, performing music of Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, and featuring Jill Olson Moser, violin

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  • Allegro molto appassionato mp3
  • Andante mp3
  • Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace mp3

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

  • Andante - Allegro con anima
  • Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza
  • Valse: Allegro moderato
  • Finale: Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace mp3

Recording from the Season Finale on May 30th 2015 in Bjorling Recital Hall

  • Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63 (The Flying Dutchman): Overture by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    mp3
  • Oboe Concerto in A minor RV.461 by Antonio Vivaldi (1680-1743)
    Rebecca Ihnen, Oboe mp3
  • Marriage of Figaro: Overture by Wolfgang Mozart (1756-1791)
    Michael Eastwood, Student Conductor mp3
  • Non più andrai” from Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Mozart
    David Nelson, Baritone mp3
  • Fantasia for Flute and Orchestra by Georges Hüe (1858-1948)
    Jamie Lichy, Flute mp3

Recording from the East Coast Spring Tour Home Concert on April 12th, 2015

Intermezzo romantic, op. 69 Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)

  • Intermezzo romantic, op. 69 Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936) mp3

Symphony no. 5 in D minor, op. 47 Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

  • Moderato mp3
  • Allegretto mp3
  • Largo mp3
  • Allegro non troppo mp3

Recording from the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Concert on Sunday Nov. 9th, 2014, performing music of Gordeli and Schubert, featuring Barb Leibundguth

  • Gordeli Flute Concerto Op. 8 mp3

Schubert Symphony in C Major, D. 944 (The Great C Major)

  • Andante-Allegro ma non troppo mp3
  • Andante con moto mp3
  • Scherzo: allegro vivace mp3
  • Allegro Vivace mp3

Video recording of the Nobel Conference Concert from Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 can be found on demand. Audio recordings are below.

  • Festival March, Op. 54A, B. 88 by Dvorak mp3
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture, op.21 by Mendelssohn mp3

Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, op. 18, by Rachmaninoff, with Esther Wang, Piano

  1. Moderato mp3
  2. Adagio sostenuto mp3
  3. Allegro scherzando mp3

Recording from the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Concert on Sunday Nov. 10th, 2013, performing music of Copland and Brahms, featuring Dr. Steve Wright and student soloist Bailey Hilgren.

  • Down a Country Lane by Aaron Copland mp3
  • Quiet City for Trumpet and English Horn by Aaron Copland mp3

Steve Wright, Trumpet, and Bailey Hilgren, English Horn

Symphony no. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms

  • Allegro non troppo mp3
  • Adagio non troppo mp3
  • Allegretto grazioso (Quasi Andantino). Presto ma non assai mp3
  • Allegro con spirito mp3

Recording from the Family Weekend Music Showcase on Sunday October 13th, 2013 performing Wagner's Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg


Recording from the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Concert on Saturday June 1st, 2013, featuring winners of the 2013 Concerto/Aria Competition.

Liszt's Les Préludes, S.97 mp3

Grøndahl's Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra

  • Moderato assai ma molto maestoso mp3

Ben Whalen, Trombone

Sparke's Pantomime arranged by Adam Frey mp3

Beth Hauer, Euphonium

Tchaikovsky's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35

  • Finale: Allegro vivacissimo mp3

Taylor Frey, Violin


Recording from the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Home Concern Sunday April 14th, 2013, performing works by Mozart and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Mozart Overture to Cosi fan Tutte, K. 588 mp3

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E-flat Major; K. 364 featuring viola faculty Justin Knoepfel and student violinist Kendra Frey.

  • I. Allegro maestoso mp3

Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Op. 35

  • I. The Sea and Sindbad's Ship. mp3
  • II. The Tale of the Kalendar Prince mp3
  • III. The Young Prince and the Young Princess mp3
  • IV. Festival in Baghdad. The Sea. The Ship Breaks against a Cliff Surmounted by a Bronze Horseman. Conclusion. mp3

Recording from the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Concert on Saturday November 10th, 2012, performing the Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) with soloist Peter McGuire.

  • I. Allegro ma non Troppo mp3
  • II. Larghetto III. Rondo mp3

Recording from the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Concert on Saturday November 10th, 2012, performing Symphony No.8 in G Major, Op. 88 by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

  • I. Allegro con brio mp3
  • II. Adagio mp3
  • III. Allegretto grazioso mp3
  • IV. Allegro ma non troppo mp3

Recording from October 7th 2012 Family Weekend Music Showcase performing Academic Festival Overture in C Minor, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

  • Academic Festival Overture in C Minor, Op. 80 mp3

Recording from March 25th 2012 Music Showcase featuring the world premiere of a newly commissioned piece "Faith and Perseverance" By Dr. Chen Yi (b. 1953), and "Die Moldau" by Bedřich Smetana (1824–1884)

  • Die Moldau mp3
  • Faith and Perseverance mp3

Recording from the fall orchestra concert on Sunday November 13th 2011, featuring our clarinet faculty Karrin Meffert-Nelson and our violin/viola faculty Justin Knoepfel playing Bruch Concerto for Clarinet and Viola, Op. 88 and Schumann's Symphony no.3, also known as the "Rhenish."

Concerto for Clarinet and Viola in E minor, Op. 88, Max Bruch (1838-1920)

  • Andante con moto mp3
  • Allegro moderato mp3
  • Allegro Molto mp3

Karrin Meffert-Nelson, Clarinet
Justin Knoepfel, Viola

Symphony no.3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97 (“Rhenish”), Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

  • Lebhaft mp3
  • Scherzo: Sehr mässig mp3
  • Nicht Schnell mp3
  • Feierlich mp3
  • Lebhaft mp3

Recording from the live performances of the 2011 Season Finale on Saturday May 28th, 2011 in Christ Chapel, featuring the winners of the Concerto/aria Competition with the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra.

Symphony no. 8 in B minor, "Unfinished", Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

  • Allegro moderato mp3
  • Andanto con moto mp3

Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 10 no. 3, Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

  • Allegro mp3
  • Larghetto cantabile mp3
  • Allegro mp3

Antonio Herbert, Flute


Toreador Song, Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

  • Toreador Song mp3

Christopher Hall, Baritone


Concerto in D minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 47, Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

  • Allegro moderato mp3

Taylor Frey, Violin