Previous Concerts

  • The Yale Symphony combines forces with Yale Glee Club and Yale Camerata to perform one of the most popular works of the 20th century, Carl Orff’s tremendous masterwork, Carmina Burana — an instantly recognizable piece that has found been celebrated not only in concert halls, but movie soundtracks as well. The piece is Orff’s greatest triumph, and has secured itself firmly in the international repertoire since the 1930s.

    Carl Orff Carmina Burana


    Sarah Yanovitch, Soprano

    Lucas van Lierop, Tenor

    Bryan Murray, Bartione

  • The Yale Symphony celebrates the music of Austria with renowned guest conductor, Andreas Stoehr, who takes us through one of the most prolific, definitive and creative centuries in the Western classical canon. Listen to the development of orchestral music as we take your from the early-Romanticism of Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture to the post-Romantic tonalities of Berg’s captivating Seven Early Songs, sung by celebrated mezzo-soprano, Janna Baty. These two works serve as the ideal bookends to Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 — a piece that encompasses feelings of intense melancholy and unabashed triumph over four beautiful movements.

    Ludwig van Beethoven Overture to Coriolan
    Alban Berg Seven Early Songs
    Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

  • If you didn’t get a ticket, or can’t make it to New Haven for the biggest event on campus, here’s the opportunity to see the YSO’s Halloween Show live anywhere in the world! 

  • Join us for our 51st season opener as we perform the works of three Russian masters who exemplify the passion and romantic spirit of Russian music. From the opening trumpet fanfare of Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from Eugene Onegin to the lush melodies of Shostakovich’s virtuosic Violin Concerto No. 1 played by YSO violinist Emily Switzer, winner of the 2016 William Waite Concerto Competition, and finally to Rachmaninoff’s sublime Symphony No. 2, the Yale Symphony will captivate and dazzle you.

    Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
    Dmitri Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1
    Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

  • Join us as we bid farewell to the largest senior class the YSO has ever seen!  Featuring soloists from the Class of 2016.


    Concert is free and open to the public.  Not a ticketed event.