The Bienen School of Music's premier orchestra, the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra (NUSO) performs major literature from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

NUSO is conducted and administered by Victor Yampolsky, director of orchestras. Under his baton, the ensemble has evolved into one of the nation’s great collegiate orchestras that has placed many alumni in top orchestras and opera companies. Many members are already contenders for positions in orchestras throughout the world. 

In spring 2018, NUSO embarked on a three-city Asia tour, with performances in Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing; Shanghai Symphony Hall, Shanghai; and Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium, Hong Kong. 

This ensemble is open to music majors only.

Faculty Conductor


Videos

Saint-Saens - Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Major (Egyptian)

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

William Walton - Viola Concerto

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra with combined choirs

Brahms - Symphony No. 1 in C Minor

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

David T. Little - Am I Born

University Chorale and Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Judd Greenstein - My City

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble and Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B Minor

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninoff - The Bells

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra with combined choirs

Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Mascagni - Intermezzo sinfonico and Regina coeli

Alice Millar Chapel Choir and Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Puccini - Missa di Gloria

Alice Millar Chapel Choir and Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Mahler - Symphony No. 5

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra with combined choirs

Hector Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Kabalevsky - Concerto for Cello in C Major

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Moniuszko and Chopin

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Dvorak - Symphony No. 7 in D Minor

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra