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2011-2012 Orchestra

CSB/SJU Orchestra


For more information regarding the opening concert of the year or to purchase tickets, click here!


Congratulations, new members of Phi Beta Kappa!


Meg Anderson, College of Saint Benedict Class of 2017, is a Junior French Major with a Psychology minor. She has been playing the violin since she was five years old and has participated in Orchestra since the Seventh Grade. She is currently a member of the CSB/SJU Orchestra as well as a captain of the CSB club lacross and a member of the French Club Executive Board. She spent the fall semester of her Sophomore year studying abroad in Cannes, France, and hopes to return to France, to continue expanding her knowledge of the language and culture.

 Rebecca Humbert, College of Saint Benedict Class of 2016, is a psychology major with a nutrition minor. After graduation, she will be attending St. Kate's to get her Masters in Occupational Therapy.

Anna Baumgartner, College of Saint Benedict Class of 2016, is a biology major and a German minor from Champlin, MN. She is very excited to be attending the University of Minnesota Medical School this fall! Anna had been playing for ten years, and has loved being able to stay involved in music through symphony orchestra, lessons and pit orchestra while pursuing other fields of study at CSB/SJU.

Paeton Larson, College of Saint Benedict Class of 2016, is from Rapid City, South Dakota. She is a biology major and psychology minor, as well as an honors student. Following graduation, Paeton will be attending University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha to receive her Masters of Science Physician Assistant Studies.

Emma Christensen, College of Saint Benedict Class of 2016, is from Blaine, MN.


Honored to be the host institution of the Minnesota Music Educators Association All-State Orchestra Festival:

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008


CSB/SJU Symphony Orchestra, J. David Arnott, Music Director

The Symphony Orchestra is one of CSB/SJU's largest and most recognized performing ensembles. With 70 - 80 students involved, an incredible array of majors are represented; both music majors and non-majors are invited to play. This ensemble performs four - five concerts each year and is a touring ensemble.

 The CSB/SJU Symphony is a proud sponsor of “The Central Minnesota Youth Orchestra”

CSB/SJU Orchestra 2015/2016 Schedule

Orchestra rehearsals will be from 1:05-2:25 Tuesday and Thursday and a strings-only rehearsal Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30. 


The Nutcracker with the Minnesota Ballet

The Minnesota Ballet performing their sparkling production of this holiday classic with the CSB/SJU Symphony.

This timeless ballet tells the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they embark on a thrilling adventure. Now your family can take this classic journey with Clara to the Land of Sweets, dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy and fight the menacing Mouse King. Set in turn-of-the-20th-century Manhattan, this production features remarkable dancing, dazzling costumes and larger-than-life staging.


Hear from the musicians:

Samantha Hurrle, HarpSamantha Hurrle, '15, Harp:
Biochemistry/Pre-Medicine major,
Music and Spanish minors

"Orchestra is a big enjoyment for me because of the group dynamic. There are the eccentrics and the quiet people, and it adds to the color of the orchestra's sound."



Jordan BernsJordan Berns, '14, Viola:
Music Studies and Theology Majors

"The best part about CSB/SJU orchestra is definitely the wide variety of friends I have made. But friendship aside, I also view orchestra as a place to develop a greater musical understanding, for self-improvement, to learn leadership and teamwork, explore different cultures, and to take a break from the stress of homework. It is the quintessence of a liberal arts education!"


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Concert Series 2016-2017

Fall 2016
Fall Concert
October 15, 2016, 7:30 PM, Escher Auditorium

Amahl and the Night Visitors
November 17-20, 2016, 7:30 PM, Escher Auditorium 

Winter Concert
December 11, 2016, 2:00 PM, Escher Auditorium

Spring 2017
Mid-Winter Concert
February 26, 2017, 2:00 PM, Escher Auditorium

The Mikado
March 30-April 1, 2017, SBH

Spring Concert
April 30, 2017, 2:00 PM, Escher Auditorium

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