The University Symphony Orchestra is a sixty member student ensemble performing the symphonic repertoire of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Under the direction of Nobuyoshi Yasuda, the ensemble presents an on-campus concert each semester, performs annually in a tour to high schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota, performs with the Symphonic Choir, accompanies one fully-staged opera or musical play each year, and each spring is one of the featured ensembles at UW-Eau Claire’s nationally-acclaimed Viennese Ball.
Concert repertoire has included Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 & 8, Mahler's Symphony No. 3 & 5, Stravinsky's Firebird, "Petrouchka" and "The Right of Spring" in addition to standard repertoire of symphonies by Beethoven, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky.