After a long day in class, walk down to Schoenberg Hall to listen to some relaxing classical music to cool your minds. The UCLA Symphony holds concerts every quarter and performs quality music that you will fall in love with instantly. Holding rehearsals only once per week for about two and a half hours, the symphony requires full dedication and countless hours of practicing from each of the members to present their best to the audience.

Unlike some other musical groups on campus, the Symphony gives opportunity to all musicians on campus to audition, not just to the music-majors. Being a Physiological Science Major with much passion in flute performance, I am currently preparing for the upcoming audition, which will be held in late September. Just the thought of performing with such a renowned group motivates me to practice for the audition.

Concerts are open to all and discounted tickets are offered to UCLA students, faculty, and staff (bring your ID!). Their next concert will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Schoenberg Hall at 8 PM. Conducted by UCLA doctoral student conductors Dean Anderson and Ryan Dudenbostel, the Symphony will perform Symphony No. 3 in A minor by Mendelssohn and Symphony No. 1 in E minor by Sibelius.

So I highly encourage you to come that night to listen to this wonderful group of musicians. See you all there!