Symphony Videos & Sound Samples

Academic Festival Overture (Wisconsin Public Television)

Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Brian Groner
Media Type: Video
Play Length: 10:59

At Birch Creek, students combine with the faculty to form the 80 member Birch Creek Symphony Orchestra. They perform 6 concerts (4 entirely different programs) during their 2-week residency, plus have numerous opportunities to perform in their chamber ensembles.

Nimrod Variation from Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma"

Composer: Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor: Brian Groner
Media type: Video
Play length: 3:53

At Birch Creek, students combine with the faculty to form the 80 member Birch Creek Symphony Orchestra. They perform 6 concerts (4 entirely different programs) during their 2-week residency, plus have numerous opportunities to perform in their chamber ensembles.

La Mer, I - From Dawn till Noon on the Sea (De l'aube รก midi sur la mer)

Composer: Claude Debussy
Conductor: Brian Groner
Media type: Video
Play length: 9:40

At Birch Creek, students combine with the faculty to form the 80 member Birch Creek Symphony Orchestra. They perform 6 concerts (4 entirely different programs) during their 2-week residency, plus have numerous opportunities to perform in their chamber ensembles.

La Mer, II - Play of the Waves (Jeux de vagues)

Composer: Claude Debussy
Conductor: Brian Groner
Media type: Video
Play length: 7:02

At Birch Creek, students combine with the faculty to form the 80 member Birch Creek Symphony Orchestra. They perform 6 concerts (4 entirely different programs) during their 2-week residency, plus have numerous opportunities to perform in their chamber ensembles.

La Mer, III - Dialogue of the Wind and the Sea (Dialogue du vent et de la mer)

Composer: Claude Debussy
Conductor: Brian Groner
Media type: Video
Play length: 8:31

At Birch Creek, students combine with the faculty to form the 80 member Birch Creek Symphony Orchestra. They perform 6 concerts (4 entirely different programs) during their 2-week residency, plus have numerous opportunities to perform in their chamber ensembles.

Allegro con fuoco from Quintet in G, Op. 77

Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Performers: Birch Creek Student String Quintet
Media type: Video
Play length: 9:18

All Symphony session students at Birch Creek are assigned to a chamber ensemble which rehearses daily and is coached by a faculty member. These ensembles perform for prelude music before evening concerts and at the final afternoon concert of the session.