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Sheridan Solisti Chamber Orchestra

Susan Merdinger, Artistic Director and Conductor

Sheridan Solisti Chamber Orchestra is a new  ensemble founded and directed by Steinway Artist, Susan Merdinger. Featuring some of Chicago's finest musicians, the ensemble plans to promote new music by contemporary composers, as well as distinguished professional soloists.  Currently in fundraising stages, patrons and supporters, volunteers and member musicians are being actively sought. Please contact Susan Merdinger for more information.

Steinway Artist, Susan Merdinger, studied conducting under distinguished conductors Robert Kapilow and Otto Werner Mueller, while an undergrad and grad student at Yale University and the Yale School of Music.  While in high school, she also studied under Michael Pollon, who was himself a protege of George Szell.

Ms. Merdinger arrives at the podium as a conductor with a wealth of experience as a piano soloist, duo pianist and chamber musician, and has a substantial orchestral repertoire available for guest conducting appearances.

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Orchestral Repertoire

Here is a partial list of the major works which may be featured in future concerts:


Beethoven: Egmont Overture 

Beethoven: Leonore Overture 

Beethoven: Symphony No.7 

Beethoven: Symphony No.3 

Beethoven: Symphony No.5 

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture 

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from Westside Story 

Bizet: Symphony in C 

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a 

Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise 

Coleridge-Taylor: Petit Suite de Concert 

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man 

Dukas: Fanfare from La Peri 

Ewazen: A Western Fanfare 

Grieg: Peter Gynt Suite 

Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba 

Huprikar: Olympus for Piano and Orchestra 

Janacek: Sinfonietta 

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 “Italian” 

Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute 

Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro 

Prokofieff: Classical Symphony 

Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade 

Ravel: Mother Goose Suite 

Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre 

Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals 

Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra 

Stravinsky: Three Movements of Petrouchka 

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.2 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 

Verdi: La Forza del Destino 

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons