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Exeter University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Orchestra

EUSO and EUSWO are Exeter University’s symphony orchestras, both professionally conducted by Tim Pithers and under the supervision of our student committee.

EUSO is a full-scale symphony orchestra that rehearses every Tuesday during term time 7-9pm, and EUSWO is a ‘project-led’ wind orchestra that hold four more intensive rehearsals each term.

We perform three joint concerts throughout the year, with recent repertoire including the likes of Brahms Symphony 2 and Dvorak's Slavonic Dances with the Symphony Orchestra, and Nigel Hess’s East Coast Pictures and Percy Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy with the Wind Orchestra.

We have also recently set up a new ‘film orchestra’ as part of our symphony orchestra society. This involves orchestra days a couple of times a term, where we play fun music in a more relaxed setting and we welcome people with a variety of levels of orchestral experience. In our most recent orchestra day, we played music such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Aladdin. 

If you’re interested in joining, we welcome both students and associate members from the community. We audition everyone in EUSWO, but we aim to make these auditions as relaxed as possible and really encourage anyone who is interested to come and play for us. We also audition for all woodwind, brass and front desk string positions in EUSO (string players who don't want to sit on the front desk will not need to audition). You can sign up for our auditions through Fixr under the events tab. 

We’re a friendly and welcoming society, keen to get more involved with the local community and to nourish and encourage classical musicians within the university.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To keep classical music alive in the university.
  • To perform at least one concert at the end of each university term.
  • To give all members the opportunity to play professional repertoire under the guidance of a professional conductor.
  • To give this service to the university via affordable prices at concerts for students and the wider community.
  • To get involved with the local community through music outreach projects.

Please contact our president, Hannah, for more information on










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