SUU’s Symphony Orchestra Streaming Live

Published: November 10, 2020 | Author: Ashley H Pollock | Read Time: 2 minutes

SUU Symphony Orchestra, 2020With current mandates in the State of Utah, students in the SUU Symphony Orchestra will be able to perform their concert via live stream on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Dr. Xun Sun. The performance can be viewed at

The safety of the students at SUU is of utmost importance to the faculty, staff, and the university as a whole. In order to comply with the safety protocols involved with the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Xun Sun split the students into two groups to make room for better spacing between musicians, allowing for social distancing as well as musicians wearing masks and covering the ends of their instruments where necessary. They will be indicated in the program by A-Day Orchestra and B-Day Orchestra.

The SUU Symphony Orchestra is comprised of instrumentalists from the entire campus and rehearses four hours per week. This group of dedicated musicians perform orchestral masterpieces from the standard symphonic repertoire. This year, they will feature songs from composers throughout the ages. Among those are George Frideric Handel, Igor Stravinsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Guy Berryman.

Appointed to his current academic position in 2001, Dr. Xun Sun is serving as Director of Orchestral Activities at SUU. As a tenured faculty member, his teaching duties include that of conducting the University Symphony Orchestra and String Ensemble. In addition, he teaches courses in Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Applied Instruction of Violin in the Music Department. Dr. Xun Sun has been named one of The 30 Professionals of the Year during 2015 by Musical America. He also received the 2015 Educator of the Year Award from American String Teachers Association Utah Chapter, and the 2014 Board of Trustees Award of Excellence by SUU.

Experience the Arts in a way you never imagined by watching a live stream of SUU’s Symphony Orchestra Concert with no in-person audience. For more information about the Department of Music at SUU, please visit

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 800 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit

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