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The IUP Symphony Orchestra exists to provide IUP music students with experience performing standard orchestral repertoire as well as new and unusual works.
Recently, the IUP Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of principal conductor David Martynuik, has performed at the 2009 PMEA In-Service Conference in Valley Forge and the 2011 MENC Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore, Md. During the 2012 Spring semester, the orchestra performed at Symphony Space in New York City.
Over the past several years, the orchestra has performed a wide range of works, including Copland’s “Red Pony,” Beethoven Symphonies nos. 2, 7, and 8, Dvorak Symphony #8, Piston’s Symphony #2, Diamond’s Symphony #2, and concerti by Sibelius, Ravel, Grieg, and Mozart. In 2013, principal conductor David Martynuik led the ensemble in an Opera Gala featuring Metropolitan Opera tenor, Richard Fracker. In addition, the orchestra has combined with the choirs for performances of Vaughan Williams’ cantata “Dona Nobis Pacem,” Handel’s oratorio “Israel in Egypt,” and Bruckner’s Te Deum.
The IUP String Ensemble provides our string players with experience in music for strings, from Baroque works of Vivaldi, Handel, and Bach to the new and experimental. In recent years, the String Ensemble has premiered new works by modern composers Daniel Perlongo and Michael Barnett, and also performed jazz-related works that incorporated improvisation and pop styles.
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