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Orchestras at Iowa State have a long tradition of excellence, and the ISU Orchestra Program continues this tradition by presenting exciting, intellectually stimulating and emotionally moving concerts every year! The 2013-2014 season features a host of audience favorites including Rimsky Korsakov's Scheherazade, Debussy's Prelude to an Afternoon of a Faun, Copland's Appalachian Spring, and Vivaldi's Four Seasons with Assistant Professor of Violin, Borivoj Martinic-Jercic.

Our own Associate Professor of Voice, Mary Creswell will perform Berlioz's stunning Le mort de Cleopatre and fireworks abound with Schumann's Piano Concerto with Assistant Professor of Piano Mei-Hsuan Huang, Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliette, Zhou Long's explosive The Rhyme of Taigu, Marquez's Danzon no.2, and for the end of the year grand finale, Sibelius' incredibly moving Symphony no. 2 in D Major.

Continuing our celebration of the American orchestral tradition and sustaining our commitment to the performance of living composers, the ISU Orchestra Program will be presenting works by Aaron Copland, Steven Bryant, and a world premiere of an ISU Symphony commission by Clint Needham.

The ISU Orchestra Program is social! The ISU Symphony is on Facebook and Twitter, and we have our own YouTube Channel. Check out the links and take a look at clips from our past performances! Now that you can watch us, be sure to like us, and follow us too!

I am excited about the musical and educational opportunities this year. I hope you will join us either as a member of our orchestras or as a member of our audience. Please explore our newly updated site to find out more about upcoming concerts, how to join the orchestra, scholarship opportunities, and ways you can be a part of the amazing work these students do.


Thank you for your continued support!

Dr. Jacob Harrison
Director of Orchestral Activities
Iowa State University | 515.294.3978

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Dr. Jacob Harrison
Director of Orchestral Activities | 515.294.3978

109 Music Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011