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The WTAMU Symphony Orchestra has many students who play string and wind instruments. Throughout the Symphony season, the students put on many events.
These events consist of concerts, opera, choral and live cinema performances, as well as collaboration performances with the dance program.
After wrapping up their latest performance “Chaplin, City Lights” in live cinema, the Symphony Orchestra is now preparing for their annual Christmas Concert performance. It will take place Dec. 4 in the Northen Recital Hall.
“I think if people are interested in what we are up to, there is video on YouTube, and we have some tracks on our webpage,” said Mark Bartley, director of the Symphony Orchestra.
This spring, the WTSO will have many more ensembles to perform. On March 2, there will be a showcase performance at the Globe-News Center. On March 24-25, they will be having an opera and performance at the Branding Iron Theatre and on April 15, they will put on an orchestra concert in the Northen Recital Hall.
“I am grateful to be able to perform professional repertoire in a collegiate orchestra, and I look forward to seeing the WT Symphony continue to expand and improve,” said Noah Littlejohn, who has served as the principle and assistant principle cellist of the WTSO.
For students who interested in trying out for the Symphony Orchestra, auditions are held the first two days of the Fall and Spring semester. Students can sign-up for an audition time on the bulletin board outside Room 257 in Mary Moody Northen Hall.