2016-2017 Season

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

Orchestra Series I: Tuesday October 11, 2016, 8 pm, Lagerquist Concert Hall

Dr. Jennifer Rhyne performs Egil Hovland’s Concerto pour piccolo et orch, op. 117

Twentieth Annual High School Orchestra Invitational, Friday October 14, 2016, 8:30 am-4 pm, Lagerquist Concert Hall

High school orchestras from throughout the region will perform on the Largerquist stage and receive comments from our guest clinician. 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 https://www.plu.edu/symphony/for-school-orchestras/plu-orchestra-invitational for more information.

Orchestra Series II: Monday, November 7, 2016, 8 pm, Lagerquist Concert Hall

Svend Rønning will premiere a violin concerto by Jerry Kracht (former PLUSO conductor). The premiere will be paired with Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Greg’s A Lutheran Processional.

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 3, 4, 9 and 10. Off-campus performance at Benaroya Hall in Seattle will take place December 5. Tickets will be available November 1. Please check back for more information on ticket sales at a later date.

PLU Honor Orchestra for Strings: Sunday, January 29, 2017, 5 pm, Lagerquist Concert Hall

Some of the area’s best high school string players will join Maestra Richard Meyers 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 https://www.plu.edu/concierge/community-box-office/

Orchestra Series III: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8 pm, Karen Hille Phillips Performing Arts Center – Eastvold Auditorium

The North American premiere of Esenvald’s Nordic Light Symphony with Choral Union and Choir of the West. More information will be available soon.

Orchestra Series IV: Student Showcase, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 8 pm, Lagerquist Concert Hall

Concert showcasing the talents of PLU students.

Orchestra Series V: Kammermusikeren, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 8 pm, Lagerquist Concert Hall

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

Orchestra Series VI: Tour Preview Concert, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 8 pm, Lagerquist Concert Hall

Jeffrey Bell-Hanson conducts. Watch here for more information as it becomes available.