The LSU Symphony Orchestra is a major performing ensemble at the School of Music. Its repertoire encompasses established masterworks in orchestral literature from the Baroque to the twentieth century as well as works by contemporary composers. Recent concert seasons have included compositions such as Adams’s The Chairman Dances, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.3, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, and Elgar’s Enigma Variations, etc.
Each academic year the Symphony Orchestra performs an average of five plus concerts in the LSU Union Theater, and it collaborates with distinguished guest artists as well as LSU School of Music faculty soloists on a regular basis. Its membership of 90 players represents some of LSU’s most talented student musicians who are from 25 states in the nation as well as from 15 foreign countries.