CSB/SJU Symphony Orchestra, J. David Arnott, Music Director
The Symphony Orchestra is one of CSB/SJU's largest and most recognized performing ensembles. With 70 - 80 students involved, an incredible array of majors are represented; both music majors and non-majors are invited to play. This ensemble performs four - five concerts each year and is a touring ensemble.
CSB/SJU Orchestra 2015/2016 Schedule
Orchestra rehearsals will be from 1:05-2:25 Tuesday and Thursday and a strings-only rehearsal Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30.
The Nutcracker with the Minnesota Ballet
The Minnesota Ballet performing their sparkling production of this holiday classic with the CSB/SJU Symphony.
This timeless ballet tells the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they embark on a thrilling adventure. Now your family can take this classic journey with Clara to the Land of Sweets, dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy and fight the menacing Mouse King. Set in turn-of-the-20th-century Manhattan, this production features remarkable dancing, dazzling costumes and larger-than-life staging.
Hear from the musicians:
Samantha Hurrle, '15, Harp:
Music and Spanish minors
"Orchestra is a big enjoyment for me because of the group dynamic. There are the eccentrics and the quiet people, and it adds to the color of the orchestra's sound."
Jordan Berns, '14, Viola:
Music Studies and Theology Majors
"The best part about CSB/SJU orchestra is definitely the wide variety of friends I have made. But friendship aside, I also view orchestra as a place to develop a greater musical understanding, for self-improvement, to learn leadership and teamwork, explore different cultures, and to take a break from the stress of homework. It is the quintessence of a liberal arts education!"
Posters From Previous Years
Pictures of the CSB/SJU Orchestra
The Nutcracker Pit
Natalie MacMaster & Mattie Ernst
2013 Snowflake Shuffle
Class of 2012
October 25, 2015, 7:30 PM, Escher Auditorium
December 13, 2015, 2:00 PM, Escher Auditorium
FAP: Axel Strauss with the CSB/SJU Orchestra
February 27, 2016, 7:30 PM, Escher Auditorium
April 17, 2016, 2:00 PM, Escher Auditorium