Our Ensembles

We have two large ensembles, Main and Philharmonic, along with smaller Chamber groups.

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Main

The Main Ensemble is a non-audition, full symphony orchestra that consists of roughly a hundred members who choose the semester’s repertoire, conductors, and leadership. CSO Main has a relaxed environment that’s perfect for people who want to keep up their passion for music without the stress of a high time commitment. Every member of CSO is in the Main ensemble - it's the heart of the orchestra. We accept all skill levels, so any company is welcome!

 

Repertoire

  • Voted on by the orchestra!

  • Easier to moderate difficulty (approx. grade 3-4)

  • Spring 2019 Repertoire:

    • The Magic Flute Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings by Howard Shore

    • English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams

    • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by James Howard

 
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Rehearsal Time

 

Membership Requirements

  • No audition required

  • Dues: $30 per semester / $50 per year (fall - spring)

  • Attendance: May miss no more than three rehearsals to be eligible to play in the concert.

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Philharmonic

The Philharmonic Ensemble is an auditioned, full symphony orchestra of about thirty-five members and growing. It is meant for musicians who are up for the extra challenge that comes with playing more advanced repertoire. Note that all members of the Philharmonic must also be in the Main Ensemble.

 
 
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Repertoire

  • Two pieces in addition to the Main repertoire

  • Voted on by the orchestra!

  • Moderate to advanced difficulty (approx. grade 5-6)

  • Spring 2019 Repertoire:

    • Scene and Waltz from Swan Lake by P. I. Tchaikovsky

    • The Barber of Seville Overture by Gioachino Rossini

 

Rehearsal Time

 

Membership Requirements

 
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Chamber

Chamber Groups are small ensembles of 2-10 members that play music with a unique style or instrumentation. Members of a Chamber Group select their own repertoire, decide on a practice schedule, and have access to several unique performance opportunities. Chamber Groups are open to any member of CSO Main Ensemble that would like to join an existing Chamber Group - or create a new one!

 
 
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Groups from previous semesters

  • Jazz Combo “The Bumpin Somethins”

  • Trombone Quartet aka The Rolling Bones aka BONE ZONE

  • String Rock Ensemble, and others

  • Wind Ensembles

Interested?

Learn about how to join or just stay up-to-date with CSO

 

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