Past Seasons


2021 - 2022

Saturday, October 16th

Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (Venkat Sivaraman, piano)
Respighi: Feste Romane


Friday, November 19th

Mayer: Faust Overture
Beethoven: Symphony no. 9


Friday, March 11th

Peel: Dusk to Dawn

Márquez: Danzón no. 2

Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25 (Joy Fan, violin)

Kalinnikov: Symphony no. 1


Friday, April 29th
MITSO: American Trailblazers

Rachmaninoff: Piano concerto no. 2, 1st movement (Alex Gu, piano)

George Walker: Lyric for Strings

Sondheim/Sebesky: Sweeney Todd suite

Shadle: Symphony no. 4 (world premiere)


2020 - 2021

April 30, 2020
MITSO Re-Awaken

Casinghino: Charles River at MIT (from Three Bay State Water Views)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, mvts. I and II

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol (from Fandango asturiano)

Janáček: Suite for String Orchestra

Ives: The Unanswered Question

Copland: Appalachian Spring

2019 - 2020

October 10, 2019
The Heart is a Bell

Vitezslava Kapralova: Suita Rustica

Evan Ziporyn: Frog’s Eye

Iva Bittova: Zvon (US premiere)


November 22, 2019​ - 8:00pm
Ambient Classical

Erik Satie / Ziporyn: Gymnopedies XYZ

Richard Wagner: Preludes from Das Rheingold and Lohengrin

Felix Mendelssohn: Capriccio Brillant (Jansson, piano soloist)

Pauline Oliveros: Meditation for Orchestra

Robert Fripp and Brian Eno: Evening Star  (US Premiere)


March 13, 2020
MITSO & Film
MIT Sounding Series: Annual Rick & Terry Stone Concert

Harry Manfredini: Friday the 13th Suite

Angelo Badalamenti: David Lynch Suite (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks)

John Williams: Devil's Dance from Witches of Eastwick

Don Byron: Saul Bass Title Sequences *World Premiere*

Tod Machover: Toronto City Symphony (MIT Version)


2018 - 2019

OCTOBER 19, 2018

Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Joseph Haydn: Symphony no. 99 in E-flat major 

Randall Thompson: Symphony no. 2 


NOVEMBER 16, 2018

Roy Harris: Symphony no. 3

Aaron Copland: Quiet City

   Ben Fox, oboe 
   Jonah Kappraff, trumpet

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op.105


MARCH 15, 2019

Samuel Barber: First Essay for Orchestra, Op. 12

Mozart: Concerto in D major for Flute and Orchestra, K. 314

   Matthew Roitstein, MIT’07, soloist

Richard Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, Op.73

   David Deveau, soloist


MAY 10, 2019

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
   Grace Yin, violin - 2019 MITSO Concerto Competition Co-Winner

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27​



2017 - 2018

OCTOBER 13, 2017

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture

Bertrand Stone: Flute concerto, World Premiere 

   Kyle Swanson, soloist

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4


NOVEMBER 17, 2017

Sibelius: Symphony no. 6

Brahms: Symphony no. 1



Elena Ruehr: Sky Above Clouds

Mary Montgomery Koppel: Kaleidoscope

Dana Suesse: Concerto for Three Rhythms

   Elaine Kwon, soloist

Jennifer Higdon: Dance Card

Joan Tower: Made in America


APRIL 27, 2018

Gershwin: An American in Paris

Winner of the MITSO Concerto Competition

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances form West Side Story



2016 - 2017

October 14, 2016

Kernis: Musica Celestis

Mozart: Symphony no. 40

Sibelius: Symphony no. 5


November 18, 2016

Mozart: Overture to Così fan tutte

Puccini: Crisantemi

Diamond: Suite from Romeo and Juliet

Schumann: Symphony no. 4


December 13, 2016
 - MITSO Holiday Pops

7:30pm, Kresge Auditorium


March 17, 2017

Haydn: Symphony no. 100

Harbison: Double concerto for Oboe and Clarinet

     Paul Ragaller, oboe

     Eran Egozy, clarinet

Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5


May 5, 2017

Winner of the MITSO Concerto Competition

Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem



2015 - 2016                                                                         

Friday October 16, 2015

Moniuszko: Masurka from Halka

Szymanowski: Violin concerto no. 1

     Agata Szymczewska, violin

Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra


Friday, November 20, 2015

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no. 3

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

     Dario Garcia-Dominguez, piano

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919)


Saturday March 12, 2016

Chopin: Andante spianato e grande polonaise brilliante

     Sylvain Carpentier, piano

Ravel: Tzigane

     Stacie Lin, violin

Copland: Symphony no. 3


Saturday April 30, 2016

J. Williams: Olympic Fanfare and Theme

Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat major, Opus 83

     Daniel Parker, piano

Walton: Henry V - A Shakespeare Scenario


2014 - 2015                                                                    

Saturday October 18, 2014

Mozart: Symphony no. 36, 'Linz'

Sibelius: Symphony no. 2


MITSOlite: Thursday Nov 13, 2014

Martinu: Nonet

van Swieten: middle movement from Eb symphony

Bloch: Concerto Grosso no. 1


Friday December 5, 2014

Bloch: Finale (Fugue) from Concerto Grosso no. 1

Respighi: Trittico Botticelliano

Elgar: Symphony no. 1


Saturday March 14, 2015

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus 54

     Sarah Rumbley, piano

Mahler: Symphony no. 4

     Kevin Noe, guest conductor

     Catherine Noe'Rourke, soprano


Friday May 8, 2015

Arturo Marquez: Danzon no. 2

Southworth: Le Fée Verte

Shadle: 3rd Symphony