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Augustana Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: Daniel Chetel

Rehearsals: M 6-7 p.m.

The purpose of Augustana Chamber Orchestra is to provide an intensive and varied orchestral opportunity for current orchestral students at Augustana.

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Dr. Daniel Chetel conducts the Augustana Symphony Orchestra

The Augustana Chamber Orchestra will play a diverse collection of repertoire — specifically focusing on baroque, classical and 20th and 21st century works written for a smaller symphonic or string ensemble. This ensemble also serves as the ensemble for Opera @ Augustana productions and other potential collaborative projects.

In addition, the ACO aspires to offer a friendly artistic environment that cultivates participation in and advocacy for music on our campus and in our society at large. Membership is by audition or invitation, and requires advanced musical skills on an orchestral instrument.

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