The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Matthew Arau, is an auditioned, high caliber ensemble that performs five to six concerts per year. Recent repertoire performed by this ensemble includes the Steven Bryant's Ecstatic Waters, Vincent Persichetti's Symphony No. 6 and Eric Whitacre's Equus. The Symphonic Band is over 60% music majors but still provides a musical outlet for students from a broad range of majors outside the Conservatory. At Lawrence we believe that the ensemble performance experience should be available to all capable musicians, not just those studying in the Conservatory.
All large ensemble concerts performed in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel can be enjoyed around the world through our live, four camera video webcasts.