2015-2016 Season

Here are a few highlights from the upcoming season. Check back for more information as details become available.

Orchestra Series I: Tuesday October 13, 8 pm, Lagerquist Hall

Anchoring this program will be Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, conducted by Professor Jeffrey Bell-Hanson.

Nineteenth Annual High School Orchestra Invitational, Saturday October 17, 11:30 am-7 pm, Lagerquist Hall

High school orchestras from throughout the region will perform on the Largerquist stage and receive comments from our guest clinician, Maestro Wesley Schulz. The PLU Symphony Orchestra will also play a special 3 pm performance. This event is free and open to the public. No Tickets Needed. Visit http://www.plu.edu/symphony/for-school-orchestras/plu-orchestra-invitational for more information.

Orchestra Series II: (See special message below)

Watch this space for a special announcement about Orchestra Series II.

PLU Christmas Concerts

Music that will help you start your holiday season from the PLUSO, Choir of the West and University Chorale. Richard Nance, Brian Galante and Jeffrey Bell-Hanson conduct. On-campus performances will take place December 5, 6, 11 and 12. Off-campus performances at Arlene Schnitzer Hall in Portland and Benaroya Hall in Seattle will take place December 2 and December 7, respectively. Tickets will be available November 2. Please check back for more information on ticket sales at a later date.

PLU Honor Orchestra for Strings: January 24, 2016, 5 pm, Lagerquist Concert Hall

Some of the area’s best high school string players will join Maestra Sey Ahn on the Lagerquist Hall stage for a special weekend of music making, culminating in a concert on Sunday evening. PLU’s Regency String Quartet and bassist Anna Jensen will also appear.


Call For Tickets Or Information:

University Symphony students playing cellos

Tickets for USO events are sold on a first come – first serve basis. Tickets can be purchased at the door while quantities last. Concert Information call: (253) 535-7411 during business hours. You can also find information about tickets and about all PLU music events by e-mailing the PLU Music Department, or by calling 253-535-7602. You may also visit PLU’s Community Box Office online at http://www.plu.edu/concierge/community-box-office/

Orchestra Series III: March 22 & 23, 2016, 8 pm, Lagerquist Concert Hall

Maestro Stefan Parkman from Upsala University in Sweden will lead he PLUSO, Choir of the West, University Chorale and soloists in the American Premiere of Sven-David Sandström’s St. Matthew Passion.


Orchestra Series IV: Kammermusikeren, April 12, 2016, 8 pm, Lagerquist Concert Hall

PLU’s Chamber Orchestra plays music for small ensembles and intimate settings. Watch here for more information.

Orchestra Series V: PLUSO, May 10, 2016, 8 pm, Lagerquist Concert Hall

This concert will feature Shostakovich’s dramatic and iconic Symphony No. 5. Student Showcase winners (one soloist and one composer) will also be featured. Jeffrey Bell-Hanson conducts. Watch here for more information as it becomes available.

Commencement Musical Celebration:  Friday, May 27, 2016, 8 pm, Lagerquist Concert Hall

This concert features all of PLU’s major musical ensembles performing excerpts from their seasons and honoring their graduates.