The Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is the resident orchestra of the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College. Comprised primarily of Dartmouth students, its powerful performances have made it a major hit with area music lovers, who appreciate not having to travel to the city to enjoy a quality evening at the symphony. Conducted by Anthony Princiotti, the DSO is dedicated to the performance of standard works from the symphonic repertoire (while also including a few works off the beaten path).
In recent seasons, the DSO has performed works by Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Haydn, Shostakovich and Dvorak, among many others. The repertoire for the 2008-2009 season included Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2, Schubert's Symphony No. 5, Brahms' Fourth Symphony and works by Hindemith, Ravel, Beethoven, Dvorak and Mozart. Programs for the 2009-2010 season include works by Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and Brahms. Last season the orchestra traveled to Europe, giving concerts in Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria. The DSO performs in the Hopkins Center's Spaulding Auditorium during the fall, winter and spring terms. Sophisticated repertoire, student and professional soloists and sellout audiences have given the DSO a growing regional reputation for excellence in performing and programming.