NAU Symphony and Chamber Orchestra present exciting concerts

NAU Orchestra

  The NAU Orchestras will be presenting a series of exciting concerts in 2013-2014 under the direction of Dr. Daniel O’Bryant, the new Director of Orchestras.

  Prior to joining the NAU School of Music faculty, O’Bryant served as Orchestra Director and String Bass Professor at St. Cloud State University, Music Director of the St. Cloud State Youth Orchestra, Music Director of the Heartland Symphony, Resident Conductor of the St. Cloud Symphony, Assistant Conductor of the Salt Lake Opera Company, Founding Director of the Utah County Chamber Players, Assistant Conductor of the Utah Valley Youth Symphony, and Orchestra Director at Jackson Intermediate in Houston, Texas.

  His conducting teachers have included Daniel Lewis, Timothy Russell, William Reber, Neil Varon, Gustav Meier, David Zinman, David Effron, and Mark Gibson.

  Dr. O'Bryant is also known as a string specialist and bass performer. He served as principal bassist with the St. Cloud Symphony, assistant principal with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and section bassist with Music of the Baroque, the Elgin Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Ballet West, and the Salt Lake Opera Company. O’Bryant has taught bass for many years, as the faculty instructor at Utah Valley University and St. Cloud State University. His bass teachers include Walter Birkedahl of Brigham Young University and Bruce Bransby of Indiana University.

  Tickets to the concerts can be obtained from the Central Ticket Office located in the University Union (bldg. 30,) across from Ardrey Memorial Auditorium, by calling 928/523-5661 or 888/520-7214, or by visiting

  Free parking for the concerts is available in Parking Lot P13 behind Cline Library.  For directions on campus, please visit

Orchestra Schedule 2013-2014

NAU Chamber Orchestra: Dvorak Serenade for Strings

Sunday April 27, 3:00 p.m.

San Francisco de Asis Catholic Parish

16 W Cherry Avenue, downtown Flagstaff

FREE Admission

  Kevin Kozacek will lead the NAU Chamber Orchestra in a lecture-performance of Dvorak's Serenade for Strings.

  This off-campus event is free and open to the public.


NAU Symphony Orchestra and Choirs:  A German Requiem, Brahms

Sunday May 4, 3:00 p.m.

Ardrey Memorial Auditorium

See choral page for admission prices:

  The NAU Symphony Orchestra and Shrine of the Ages Choir join forces with the Master Chorale of Flagstaff to perform Brahms' German Requiem. This monumental piece plunges the depths of life, death, and redemption, with a degree of power and profundity that only Brahms can achieve.


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