Past Repertoire

Past Repertoire of the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis

The orchestra is known for the innovative programming and has had over 60 years of great music making.

In the time of Cary, that is since 1994 – the year that Cary John Franklin became our music director, we have played nearly 400 works. The composers and works are listed below, some of which you can click to listen.

Composer Piece Season
Barber Overture to The School for Scandal 1994-1995
Barnett, Carol Russian Sketches 1994-1995
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique 1994-1995
Brahms Symphony no. 3 1994-1995
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man 1994-1995
Copland Old American Songs 1994-1995
Davidson, Randall Moving at a Distance 1994-1995
Deblasio, Chris Walt Whitman in 1989 1994-1995
Franklin, Cary John Summerset 1994-1995
Puccini Messa di Gloria 1994-1995
Rachmaninoff Concerto for Piano no.2 1994-1995
Ravel Concerto for Piano in G 1994-1995
Rossini Overture to the Barber of Seville 1994-1995
Stravinsky Fireworks 1994-1995
Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 2 1994-1995
Tower, Joan Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman 1994-1995
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis 1994-1995
Beethoven Symphony no. 9 1995-1996
Brahms Symphony no. 1 1995-1996
Copland Rodeo 1995-1996
Dinerstein, Norman The Golden Bells 1995-1996
Dvorak Carnival Overture 1995-1996
Franklin, Cary John The Thunder of Horses 1995-1996
Gerswhin Rhapsody in Blue 1995-1996
Gottschalk Grand Tarantelle 1995-1996
Grofe Grand Canyon Suite 1995-1996
Grofe On the Trail from Grand Canyon Suite 1995-1996
Heitzeg, Steve Sacred Stones 1995-1996
Mozart Ballet Music from Idomeno 1995-1996
Prokofiev Troika Song 1995-1996
Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 6 1995-1996
Wagner Ride of the Valkyries 1995-1996
Rossini Overture to William Tell 1995-1996
Alfven Swedish Rhapsody 1996-1997
Bernstein Symphonic Dances 1996-1997
Brahms Symphony no. 2 1996-1997
Debussy Petite Suite 1996-1997
Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun 1996-1997
Dvorak Symphony no. 9 1996-1997
Eric Stokes The Continental Harp and Band Report 1996-1997
Paulus, Stephen Rhapsody 1996-1997
Prokofiev Selections from Romeo and Juliet 1996-1997
Ravel Mother Goose Suite 1996-1997
Schumann Concerto for Piano 1996-1997
Shostakovich Symphony no. 1 1996-1997
Strauss Don Juan 1996-1997
Tower, Joan Island Prelude 1996-1997
Wagner Die Meistersinger 1996-1997
Walker, George Lyric for Strings 1996-1997
Barber, Samuel Second Essay for Orchestra 1997-1998
Beethoven Missa Solemnis 1997-1998
Bernstein Overture to Candide 1997-1998
Brahms Symphony no. 4 1997-1998
Harris, Roy Symphony no. 3 1997-1998
Haydn Symphony no. 44 1997-1998
Houtz, Stephen Kaleidescope for Guitar and Orchestra 1997-1998
Mahler Symphony no. 5 1997-1998
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus 1997-1998
Mozart Masonic Cantata 1997-1998
Mozart Masonic Funeral Music 1997-1998
Paulus, Stephen Voices from the Gallery 1997-1998
Porter, Cole Songs 1997-1998
Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio 1997-1998
Saint-Saens Symphony no. 3 1997-1998
Sibelius Symphony no. 7 1997-1998
Vivaldi Concertos in C and D for Guitar 1997-1998
Bann, Stan Concerto for Jazz Band and Orchestra 1998-1999
Beethoven Symphony no. 7 1998-1999
Britten Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra 1998-1999
Duke Ellington From the River 1998-1999
Durufle Requiem 1998-1999
Franklin, Cary John The Very Last Green Thing 1998-1999
Holst Four Old English Carols 1998-1999
Holst Jupiter 1998-1999
Holst Mars & Jupiter 1998-1999
Kernis, Aaron Jay Musica Celestis 1998-1999
Larsen, Libby Parachute Dancing 1998-1999
McGlaughlin,William Solstice 1998-1999
Prokofiev Symphony no. 5 1998-1999
Rheinberger Concerto for Organ no. 2 1998-1999
Schumann Symphony no. 4 1998-1999
Schumann, Clara Concerto for Piano 1998-1999
Vaughan Williams Symphony no. 5 1998-1999
Beethoven Missa Solemnis 1999-2000
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn 1999-2000
Copland Music for the Movies 1999-2000
Elgar Enigma Variations 1999-2000
Frank Symphony in d minor 1999-2000
Handel Messiah(Part One) 1999-2000
Harris, Roy When Johnny Comes Marching Home 1999-2000
Manz, Paul Aria for Organ 1999-2000
Mendelssohn Symphony no. 5 1999-2000
Perry, Theresia Concerto for Horn 1999-2000
Platt, Russell Island Solitude 1999-2000
Poulenc Concerto for Organ 1999-2000
Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals 1999-2000
Sibelius Symphony no. 2 1999-2000
Stravinsky Firebird Suite 1999-2000
Rossini Overture to William Tell 2000-2001
Bach Concerto for Two Violins 2000-2001
Bach/Stravinksy Chorale Variations on Vom Himmel Hoch 2000-2001
Brahms Symphony no. 3 2000-2001
Copland Hoedown 2000-2001
Dvorak Symphony no. 8 2000-2001
Franklin, Cary John The Thunder of Horses 2000-2001
Haugen, Linda Tutas Memoria Tenore 2000-2001
Heitzeg, Steve Mustang 2000-2001
Heitzeg, Steve On the Day You Were Born 2000-2001
Hovhaness Prayer of Saint Gregory 2000-2001
Jongen Symphony Concertante for Organ 2000-2001
Larsen, Libby Songs of Light and Love 2000-2001
McTee, Cindy Circuits 2000-2001
Mendelssohn Concerto for Piano no. 1 2000-2001
Mozart Symphony no. 41(Finale) 2000-2001
Rutter, John Six Christmas Carols 2000-2001
Schumann Symphony no. 3 2000-2001
Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 5 2000-2001
Verdi Overture to La forza del destino 2000-2001
Beethoven Concerto for Piano no. 2(I) 2001-2002
Beethoven Concerto for Piano no. 3(I) 2001-2002
Beethoven Symphony no. 5 2001-2002
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique 2001-2002
Brahms Requiem 2001-2002
Diamond, David Rounds for String Orchestra 2001-2002
Flor Peeters Concerto for Organ 2001-2002
Haydn Symphony no. 83 2001-2002
McGlaughlin,William Angelus 2001-2002
Mendelssohn Symphony no. 3 2001-2002
Paulus, Stephen Seven Short Pieces for Orchestra 2001-2002
Prokofiev Classical Symphony 2001-2002
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf 2001-2002
Shostakovich Symphony no. 5 2001-2002
Vaugahn Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols 2001-2002
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves 2001-2002
Rossini Overture to William Tell 2002-2003
Brahms Symphony no. 2 2002-2003
Britten Men of Goodwill 2002-2003
Davidson, Randall Mexico/Bolivar Tango 2002-2003
Durufle Requiem 2002-2003
Dvorak Symphony no. 6 2002-2003
Franklin, Cary John Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra 2002-2003
Haydn, Michael Run Ye Shepherds to the Light 2002-2003
Holst Christmas Day 2002-2003
Mahler Symphony no. 4 2002-2003
McGlaughlin,William Angelus 2002-2003
Mozart Concerto for Violin no. 4 2002-2003
Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain 2002-2003
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition 2002-2003
Picker, Tobias Old and Lost Rivers 2002-2003
Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances no. 1 2002-2003
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks 2002-2003
Haydn Symphony no. 101 2002-2003
Rossini Overture to William Tell 2003-2004
Bass, Randol Alan Preludium Noel 2003-2004
Beethoven Lenore Overture no. 3 2003-2004
Chavez, Carlos Chaconne in e minor 2003-2004
Franklin, Cary John Skating in the Northern Lights 2003-2004
Galindo, Blas Sones de Mariachi 2003-2004
Grieg Old Norwegian Folksong with Variations 2003-2004
Hindemith Trauermusik 2003-2004
Jimenez, Miguel Bernal Concerto for Organ 2003-2004
Mahler Symphony no. 1 2003-2004
Moncayo, Pablo Huapango 2003-2004
Pergolesi Magnificat 2003-2004
Ravel Pavane for a Dead Princess 2003-2004
Saint-Saens Symphony no. 3 2003-2004
Schubert Arpeggione Sonata 2003-2004
Smetana The Moldau 2003-2004
Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 4 2003-2004
Telemann Concerto for Viola 2003-2004
Trueman, Dan Three Pieces for Hardanger Fiddle and Orchestra 2003-2004
Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs 2003-2004
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 2003-2004
Bass, Randol Alan Gloria 2004-2005
Debussy Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet 2004-2005
Enesco Dixtour 2004-2005
Handel Fireworks Music 2004-2005
Haydn Concerto for Trumpet 2004-2005
Higdon, Jennifer blue cathedral 2004-2005
Hindemith Mathis der Maler: Symphony 2004-2005
Merryman, Marjorie Windhover Fantasy 2004-2005
Mozart Symphony no. 29 2004-2005
Prokofiev Concerto for Piano no. 1 2004-2005
Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Overture 2004-2005
Rutter, John Brother Heinrich’s Christmas 2004-2005
Schuman, William New England Triptych 2004-2005
Schumann Symphony no. 4 2004-2005
Shostakovich Symphony no. 1 2004-2005
Sibelius Symphony no. 5 2004-2005
Tchaikvosky Serenade for Strings 2004-2005
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra 2005-2006
Beethoven Concerto for Violin 2005-2006
Brahms Concerto for Violin 2005-2006
Creston, Paul Fantasy for Trombone and Orchestra 2005-2006
Dvorak Symphony no. 7 2005-2006
Franklin, Cary John The Thunder of Horses 2005-2006
Kodaly Dances of Galanta 2005-2006
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf 2005-2006
Prokofiev Selections from Romeo and Juliet 2005-2006
Rachmaninoff Concerto for Piano no. 2(III) 2005-2006
Rheinberger Concerto for Organ no. 2 2005-2006
Schubert Unfinished Symphony 2005-2006
Shostakovich Festive Overture 2005-2006
Tower, Joan Made in America 2005-2006
Vaughan Williams A Norfolk Rhapsody 2005-2006
Vaughan Williams Hodie 2005-2006
Argento, Dominick Variations for Orchestra 2006-2007
Barber Chorale Prelude on Silent Night 2006-2007
Beethoven Symphony no. 3 2006-2007
Britten Simple Symphony 2006-2007
Copland Appalachian Spring 2006-2007
Copland El Salon Mexico 2006-2007
Davidson, Randall The Young Lutheran’s Guide to the Orchestra 2006-2007
Dupre Concerto for Organ in e minor 2006-2007
Elgar Concerto for Cello(III, IV) 2006-2007
Franklin, Cary John Gloria 2006-2007
Gable, Christopher The Blue-Wheeled Bus 2006-2007
Gould American Salute 2006-2007
Handel Water Music 2006-2007
Haydn Symphony no. 103 2006-2007
Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber 2006-2007
Mozart Concerto for Piano no. 21 2006-2007
Stravinsky Petrouchka 2006-2007
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite 2006-2007
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite 2006-2007
Verdi Overture to La forza del destino 2006-2007
Barber, Samuel First Essay for Orchestra 2007-2008
Bass, Randol Alan Christmas Flourish 2007-2008
Beethoven Symphony no. 6 2007-2008
Bernstein On the Waterfront Suite 2007-2008
Bizet Suites 1 & 2 from Carmen 2007-2008
Britten Soirees Musicales 2007-2008
Canteloube, Jospeh Chants d’Auvergne 2007-2008
Chabrier Espana 2007-2008
Copland Symphony no. 3 2007-2008
Dvorak Serenade for Strings 2007-2008
Ginastera Estancia 2007-2008
Hanson, Howard Symphony no. 2 2007-2008
Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer 2007-2008
Mendelssohn Von Himmel Hoch 2007-2008
Prokofiev Lieutenant Kije Suite 2007-2008
Ravel Concerto for Piano in G(II, III) 2007-2008
Stookey/Lemony Snicket The Composer is Dead 2007-2008
Tate, Jerod Impichchaachaaha Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra 2007-2008
Argento, Dominick Valentino Dances 2008-2009
Bach Magnificat 2008-2009
Beethoven Concerto for Piano no. 4 2008-2009
Berlioz Aria from The Damnation of Faust 2008-2009
Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture 2008-2009
Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture 2008-2009
Bernstein West Side Story: Selections 2008-2009
Bernstein West Side Story: Selections 2008-2009
Brahms Symphony no. 1 2008-2009
Britten Four Sea Interludes 2008-2009
Franklin, Cary John Fantasy for Organ and Orchestra 2008-2009
Franklin, Cary John Mosaic: Cedar and Lake 2008-2009
Gershwin An American in Paris 2008-2009
Handel Fireworks Music 2008-2009
Kodaly Hary Janos Suite 2008-2009
Mozart Overture to the Marriage of Figaro 2008-2009
Paganini Concerto for Violin no. 1(I) 2008-2009
Saint-Saens Arias from Samson and Delilah 2008-2009
Saint-Saens Danse Bacchanale 2008-2009
Shaw/Bennett The Many Moods of Christmas 2008-2009
Sibelius Symphony no. 2 2008-2009
Sibelius Symphony no. 2(IV) 2008-2009
Wagner Overture to the Flying Dutchman 2008-2009
Williams, John Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 2008-2009
Bernstein Overture to Candide 2009-2010
Bernstein Overture to Candide 2009-2010
Bernstein Symphonic Dances 2009-2010
Debussy Iberia 2009-2010
Dvorak Symphony no. 9 2009-2010
Gershwin Cuban Overture 2009-2010
Gershwin Cuban Overture 2009-2010
Gershwin Selections from Porgy and Bess 2009-2010
Gershwin Songs 2009-2010
Grieg Norwegian Dance 2009-2010
Grieg Symphonic Dance no. 3 2009-2010
Griffith, Joan Mandolin Concert 2009-2010
Hanssen Valdres-marj 2009-2010
Haugen, Linda Tutas An Uncommon Hero 2009-2010
Haydn St. Nicholas Mass 2009-2010

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Selections from Spartacus 2009-2010
Shostakovich Symphony no. 5 2009-2010
Sibelius Concerto for Violin(III) 2009-2010
Svendsen Symphony no. 2 2009-2010
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien 2009-2010
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien 2009-2010
Vaughan Williams Symphony no. 2 2009-2010
Vivaldi Spring from the Four Seasons 2009-2010
Beach, Amy Symphony no. 2 2010-2011
Debussy La Mer 2010-2011
Dvorak Symphony no. 8 2010-2011
Elgar Sea Pictures 2010-2011
Gershwin Concerto for Piano in F Major(I) 2010-2011
Handel Water Music Suite 2010-2011
Holst Christmas Day 2010-2011
Ibert Concerto for Flute 2010-2011
Piston,Walter Symphony no. 4 2010-2011
Respighi Fountains of Rome 2010-2011
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espangol 2010-2011
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Suite 2010-2011
Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 6 2010-2011
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols 2010-2011
Bass Gloria 2011-2012
Beethoven Symphony no. 7 (IV) 2011-2012
Berlioz Symphony Fantastique 2011-2012
Brahms Symphony no. 2 2011-2012
Hindemith Mathis der Maler 2011-2012
Hindemith Trauermusik 2011-2012
McGlaughlin Angelus 2011-2012
Piazzolla Piazzolla, Concerto for Accordion and Guitar 2011-2012
Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Overture 2011-2012
Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Overture 2011-2012
Schumann Symphony no. 3 2011-2012
Sejouirne Concerto for Marimba 2011-2012
Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments 2011-2012
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Tallis 2011-2012
Vivaldi Magnificat 2011-2012
Williams Harry Potter 2011-2012
Haydn Symphony no. 102 2012-2013
Barber Essay no. 3 2012-2013
Bartok Piano Concerto No. 3 2012-2013
Bartok Piano Concerto no. 4 2012-2013
Brahms Symphony no. 5 2012-2013
De Falla Three Cornered Hat, Suite no. 3 2012-2013
Frank, Gabriela Lena Three Latin American Dances 2012-2013
Gabriela Lena Frank Three Latin American Dances 2012-2013
Handel Messiah-Part I 2012-2013
Hanson Symphony no. 3 2012-2013
Haydn Symphony no. 102 2012-2013
Mendelssohn Overture in C for Winds and Brass 2012-2013
Mendelssohn Overture in C for Winds and Brass 2012-2013
Mussorgsky Introduction to Khovantchina 2012-2013
Mussorgsky Introduction to Khovantchina 2012-2013
Poulenc Organ Concerto 2012-2013
Respighi Church Windows 2012-2013
Rossini Barber of Seville 2012-2013
Rossini Overture to the Barber of Seville 2012-2013
Schulhof Double Concerto for Flute and Piano 2012-2013
Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche 2012-2013
Barnett American Kaleidescope 2013-2014
Bartok Piano Concerto no. 3 2013-2014
Beethoven Prometheus Overture 2013-2014
Brahms Symphony no. 3 2013-2014
Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun 2013-2014
Dvorak Silent Woods 2013-2014
Gould American Salute 2013-2014
Grieg Holberg Selections 2013-2014
Haydn Symphony no. 93 2013-2014
Higdon Peachtree Street 2013-2014
Janacek Sinfonietta 2013-2014
Marquez Danzon no. 2 2013-2014
Paulus Seven Short Pieces for Orchestra 2013-2014
Prokofiev Lieutenant Kije Suite 2013-2014
Smetana The Moldau 2013-2014
Thompson Symphony no. 2 2013-2014
Britten Four Sea Interludes 2014-2015
Chabrier Joyeuse March 2014-2015
Ginastera Estancia Dances 2014-2015
Hanssen Valdres March 2014-2015
Heitzeg Mustang 2014-2015
Honegger Pastorale d’ete 2014-2015
Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture 2014-2015
Korngold Seahawk Suite 2014-2015
Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture 2014-2015
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola 2014-2015
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Winds 2014-2015
Nielsen Symphony no. 3 2014-2015
Rimsky-Korsakov Le Coq d’or Introduction and Cortege 2014-2015
Schumann Symphony no. 5 2014-2015
Selections from Frozen Selections from Frozen 2014-2015
Shostakovich Festive Overture 2014-2015
Strauss Four Last Songs 2014-2015
Stravinsky Firebird Suite 2014-2015
Bach Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 2015-2016
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story 2015-2016
Brahms Symphony no. 2 2015-2016
Coleridge-Taylor Ballade in A Minor 2015-2016
Elgar Enigma Variations 2015-2016
Finzi In terra pax 2015-2016
Gable The Blue-Wheeled Bus 2015-2016
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition 2015-2016
Paulus TBD 2015-2016
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol 2015-2016
Schubert Symphony no. 4 2015-2016
Theofanidis Dreamtime Ancestors 2015-2016
Vaughan Williams Dives and Lazarus 2015-2016
Watt Whitman’s Trumpeter 2015-2016
Widor Symphony no. 3 for Organ and Orchestra 2015-2016