Faculty of Music

Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra

Conductors: Tyrone Paterson and Simone Luti

The Western University Symphony Orchestra’s repertoire is representative of works from the symphonic repertoire, opera, oratorio and contemporary compositions. The orchestra also collaborates with Opera Workshop and the university’s choral ensembles. The Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition allows student performers to present a full concerto with orchestra.


Audition required. Open to all Western students. Complete information and audition excerpts can be found here.

All wind, brass and percussion students planning to audition for this ensemble should complete and bring this form to their audition.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

View course outline for more information or visit the MPS general ensemble information page.

Performances (2016/2017):

Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Two performances
- including *abridged programme for lunch-hour performance.
12:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Conductor: Tyrone Paterson
Program includes *Beethoven's Fidelio Overture Op. 72; *Dvořák's Slavonic Dances Op. 46 nos. 1-4; Koprowski’s Epitaph, and *Haydn’s Symphony no. 104 in D Major, London.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Conductor: Simone Luti
Brahm's Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73; Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major K 216 featuring soloist Jordan Clayton, violin, and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1 in D Major Op. 25 (Classical Symphony).

Sunday, February 12, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Conductor: Simone Luti
Saint Saen's Danse macabre Op. 40; Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 18 featuring soloist Heidi Wall, piano; and Schubert's Symphony No. 5 in B flat Major D 485.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Conductor: Tyrone Paterson
Copland's An Outdoor Overture; Massenet's Ballet Suite from Le Cid; and Beethoven's Emperor Piano Concerto No. 5 Op. 73 featuring Christian Golding, piano.

Featured soloists were finalists in last year's Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition held in January 2016.