About The

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra


The Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra performs regularly at the acoustically outstanding and historic Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Conducted by Kevin Hekmatpanah, it has a long tradition as one of the finest community orchestras in the region and its repertoire contains some of the most demanding pieces in orchestral music.

 

The orchestra has featured soloists of national and international distinction, including soprano Arianna Zukerman; pianists Simone Dinnerstein, Navah Perlman, Natasha Paremski and Awadagin Pratt; violinists Giora Schmidt, Kyung Sun Lee, Elmira Darvarova, Kurt Nikkanen, Tim Fain and Jinjoo Cho; and cellists Daniel Gaisford and Amit Peled. The Gonzaga Symphony also hosts the prestigious Young Artists' Concerto and Aria Competition, giving Gonzaga students the opportunity to solo with the orchestra. 

 

 

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Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra Past Performances


Rossini Overture to Semiramide
Khachaturian Waltz from The Masquerade Suite
Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
October 13, 2014; Spokane, WA

 

Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major
Puccini Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme
Rossini Una Voce Poco Fa from The Barber of Seville
Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D Major The Titan
April 28, 2014; Spokane, WA

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
March 3, 2014; Spokane, WA

Weber Overture to Der Freischütz
Ravel Alborada del Gracioso
Dvorák Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23
December 9, 2013; Spokane, WA

Brahms Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Strauss Four Last Songs
Wagner Overture to Tannhäuser
Verdi E Strano...Sempre Libera from La Traviata
October 14, 2013; Spokane, WA

Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Dvorák Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53
April 29, 2013; Spokane, WA

Rossini Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919)
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30
March 4, 2013; Spokane, WA

Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Copland El Salón Méxcio
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
November 29, 2012; Spokane, WA

Borodin Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor
Gershwin An American in Paris
Sibelius Violin Concerto D Minor, Op. 47
October 22, 2012; Spokane, WA

Suppé Overture to The Light Cavalry
Herbert Cello Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 30
Wagner Overture to Rienzi
Tchaikovsky Marche Slav, Op. 31
April 30, 2012; Spokane, WA

Nicolai Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
Strauss Mein Herr Marquis (the Laughing Song) from Die Fledermaus
Wieniawski Legende for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 17
Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob VIIe, 1
Donizetti Prendi, Per Me Sei Libero from L'Elisir d'Amore
Verdi Overture to I Vespri Siciliani
Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
March 5, 2012; Spokane, WA

Shostakovich Festival Overture, Op. 96
Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33
Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 62
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
December 5, 2011; Spokane, WA

Mozart Overture to The Abduction from Seraglio, K. 384
Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
September 26, 2011; Spokane, WA

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14
Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Op. 80
April 25, 2011; Spokane, WA

Glinka Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersinger
Smetana Three Dances from The Bartered Bride
Brahms Piano Concerto in D Minor, Op. 15
February 28, 2011; Spokane, WA

Liszt Les Preludes
Mascagni Intermezzo Sinfonica from Cavalleria Rusticana
Rossini Overture to William Tell
Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
December 6, 2010; Spokane, WA

Verdi Overture to La Forza del Destino
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
October 16, 2010; Spokane, WA

Suppé Overture to Poet and Peasant
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Op. 49
April 26, 2010; Spokane, WA

Rossini Overture to An Italian in Algiers
Handel Comfort Ye and Ev'ry Valley from The Messiah
Fauré Elegy for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24
Popper Hungarian Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68
Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain
Sibelius Finlandia, Op. 26, No. 7
February 22, 2010; Spokane, WA

Beethoven Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
Verdi Triumphal March and Ballet from Act II from Aïda
Saint-Saëns Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Dalila, Op. 47
Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6
December 9, 2009; Spokane, WA

J. Strauss II Overture to Die Fledermaus
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
Ravel Pavane pour une infant défunte
Tchaikovsky Waltz from Eugene Onegin
October 16, 2009; Spokane, WA

Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3, Op. 44
Mozart Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
December 8, 2008; Spokane, WA

Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos. 2, 4 and 7
Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9
Ravel Alborada Del Gracioso
Liszt Totentanz
October 27, 2008; Spokane, WA

Mozart Bester Jungling from The Impresario
Mozart Deh vieni, non tardar from The Marriage of Figaro
Hüe Fantasie for Flute and Orchestra
Popper Hungarian Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68
Dvorák Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919 version)
April 28, 2008; Spokane, WA

Mozart Divertimento No. 3 in F Major, K. 138
Tchaikovsky Elégie for String Orchestra
Dvorák Serenade for Strings, Op. 22
April 26, 2008; Spokane, WA

Beethoven Overture to Fidelio, Op.72
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 21
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
March 3, 2008; Spokane, WA

Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, K. 543
Suppé Overture to Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 Emperor
December 2, 2007; Spokane, WA

Rossini Overture to Semiramide
Chausson Poème for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Op. 35
October 22, 2007; Spokane, WA

Mozart Divertimento No. 1 in D Major, K. 136
Wolf-Ferrari Serenade for String Orchestra
J. Strauss Jr. Pizzicato Polka
Vieuxtemps Souvenir d'Amerique
Britten Simple Symphony
May 2, 2007; Spokane, WA

Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68Pastorale
Rimsky-Korsakov Procession of the Nobles from Mlada
Sibelius Valse Triste, Op. 44 from Kuolema
Borodin Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor
April 30, 2007; Spokane, WA

Suppé Overture to Poet and Peasant
Bottesini Double Bass Concerto in B Minor
Weber Invitation to the Dance
Debussy La Mer
March 5, 2007; Spokane, WA

Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, D 485
Strauss, Jr On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltzes, Op. 314
Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
Sarasate Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25
December 4, 2006; Spokane, WA

Brahms Hungarian Dances No. 1, 3, 10
Waters Aloysius Overture
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15
October 23, 2006; Spokane, WA

Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto in A Minor
Castelnuovo-Tedesco Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Major
Martin Ballade for Flute and Orchestra
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 34
May 1, 2006; Spokane, WA

Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97 Rhenish
March 6, 2006; Spokane, WA

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
December 5, 2005; Spokane, WA

Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
Rossini Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Weber Overture to Der Freischütz
Wagner Overture to Rienzi
October 10, 2005; Spokane, WA

Elgar Enigma Variations, Op. 36
April 25, 2005; Spokane, WA

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
February 28, 2005; Spokane, WA

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
December 6, 2004; Spokane, WA

Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
Schubert Symphony No. 7 (9) in C Major, D. 944 The Great
October 11, 2004; Spokane, WA

Debussy Prelude to Afternoon of a Faune
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
April 26, 2004; Spokane, WA

Wagner Overture to Tanhäuser
Mozart Voi che sapete from The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
Gounod Faites - lui mes avenx from The Damnation of Faust
Elgar Cello Concerto, Op. 85
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
March 1, 2004; Spokane, WA

J. Strauss Jr. Overture to Die Fledermaus
Godard Suite for Flute and Orchestra
Borne Fantasie Brlliante on Themes of Bizet's Carmen for Flute and Orchestra
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
December 8, 2003; Spokane, WA

Glinka Overture to Russlan &Ludmilla
Herbert Cello Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 30
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in e minor, Op. 98
October 12, 2003; Spokane, WA

Tchaikovksy Romeo & Juliet Overture
Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
April 28, 2003; Spokane, WA

Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
Sarasate Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
Dvorák Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 107 Reformation
March 3, 2003; Spokane, WA

Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620
Gliere Horn Concerto, Op. 91
Dvorák Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
December 9, 2002; Spokane, WA

Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 Eroica
December 10, 2001; Spokane, WA

Mozart Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 The Haffner
Ewazen Bass Trombone Concerto
Schumann Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120
October 15, 2001; Spokane, WA

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra - Young Artist's Competition Winners
Donizetti Chacun le sait from The Daughter of the Regiment
Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1
Wagner Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Liszt Les Preludes
March 5, 2001; Spokane, WA

Mozart Overture to Don Giovanni
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
December 4, 2000; Spokane, WA

Weber Overture to Oberon
Berlioz Hungarian March from The Damantion of Faust
Saint-Saëns Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2 The Little Russian
October 23, 2000; Spokane, WA

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra - Young Artist's Competition Winners
Smetana Three Dances from The Bartered Bride
Händel Lascia from from Rinaldo
Verdi Triumphal March from Aïda
Grieg Piano Concerto, Op. 16
Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
February 20, 2000; Spokane, WA

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a
Brahms Symphony No. 1
December 6, 1999; Spokane, WA

Holst St. Paul Suite for String Orchestra
Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Dvorák Symphony No. 9 From the New World
October 25, 1999; Spokane, WA

Sibelius Finlandia
Wagner Overture to The Flying Dutchman
April 23, 1999; Spokane, WA

Rossini Overture to The Italian in Algiers
Händel Comfort Ye and Ev'ry Valley from The Messiah
Reinecke Flute Concerto in D Major
Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto, No. 1 in G Minor
Smetana The Moldau
March 1, 1999; Spokane, WA

Mozart Oboe Concerto
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor
Grøndahl Trumpet Concerto
Sibelius Finlandia
December 7, 1998; Spokane, WA

Beethoven Overture to Promethius
Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5
Tchaikovsky Waltz from Eugene Onegin
Schumann Symphony No. 1 Spring
October 12, 1998; Spokane, WA

 

 

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