Need a blurb on the orchestra program like Bands and Choral have
Instrumental ensemble, consisting primarily of strings and varying combinations of wind and percussion instruments, devoted to the study and performance of music written for that medium.
Dr. Jackson Leung, conductor
The Chamber Orchestra has been Wright State University’s premier orchestra for over a decade. A unique performing ensemble comprised of faculty and students, the orchestra provides students an opportunity to perform side by side with their mentors. Under the direction of Dr. Jackson Leung since 1995, the Chamber Orchestra has distinguished itself with outstanding performances of music from Bach, Handel, Beethoven, and Schubert to Ravel, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Piazzolla.
Performances have led the Chamber Orchestra in concerts statewide, including repeated invitations to perform at the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006 Ohio Music Education Association Professional Conferences in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton. In 2002, the Chamber Orchestra was also invited to perform in a Chinese New Year Celebration Concert at the Corbett Auditorium, College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. The classical radio station, WGUC, Cincinnati, broadcast a recording of this performance to critical acclaims.
The orchestra has also performed throughout the Miami Valley including venues such as the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center and the Dayton Arts Institute. In December 2006, the orchestra took its first international tour and performed concerts at the prestigious Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall and the Macau Cultural Center Grand Auditorium. In the past few years, the orchestra has collaborated with such eminent artists as Michael Lewin, Alan Chow, Eric Grossman, Cheng-Zhong Yin, Karen Han, Petar Jankovic, Leon Bates, the Ahn Trio, as well as the world renowned Beaux Art Trio pianist Menahem Pressler.
University Symphony Orchestra
Performs orchestral music of all styles and periods.
Dr. In-Hong Cha, conductor
The Wright State University Symphony Orchestra has been continuously active in the Miami Valley of Ohio since 1966. It draws its members from the entire Dayton community, including university students, faculty, and other area musicians. The orchestra studies and performs a large repertoire of classical music from the Baroque to the Twenty-first Century. It also performs regularly with distinguished guest artists, choral ensembles, and outstanding student musicians selected in annual competition.
Under the guidance of the current music director and conductor, Dr. In-Hong Cha, the orchestra has performed such works as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Copeland’s Appalachian Spring, Rimski-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and symphonies by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak, Haydn, Hanson, and William Grant Still.
While an audition is required for new members, all levels of experience and facility are welcome. For further information or to schedule an audition, please contact Dr. Cha by phone at (937) 775-2455 or by email.