• Hamline Orchestra

    Classically Innovative


    Conducted by Yali You

    Hamline Orchestra is a 40 member ensemble comprised of full string and woodwind sections and a partial brass section. The repertoire includes symphonies, concertos, suites, and other symphonic works from Baroque to 20th century composers including Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, and others. Hamline Orchestra performs three concerts a year: two in the fall semester, and one in spring.

    In addition to the full orchestra, members of the cello section formed “Hamline Cello Ensemble” which performs in other concerts both on and off campus. Their performance received praises from a wide audience, including former mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, Randy Kelly.

    Orchestra Cellos Orchestra Violins

    Seats are open to music majors and non-majors. Students who wish to join will be asked to audition at the start of the semester in order to be properly placed within the ensemble.

  • Rehearsals

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45
    Sundin Music Hall

  • About the Director

    Dr. Yali You has been conducting the orchestra at Hamline University in St. Paul since 1996. She has performed with the Beijing Film Orchestra, the Washington, DC Chamber Orchestra, the Aspen Music Festival, the Ravinia Music Festival, the Lake Superior Music Festival, and National Public Radio.