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The USO

For over fifty years, the University Symphony Orchestra (USO) of the University of Leuven has been a well- established name in Belgium. The musicians of the orchestra are students of the University of Leuven, who have a passion for music and come together every Wednesday evening to  share this passion. They are conducted by Edmond Saveniers.

The season starts at the beginning of the academic year and ends around the Easter holidays. The first series of concerts take place in November, first during a concert tour abroad, then in our home town Leuven. The second series of concerts take place in spring, both in Leuven and elsewhere in Belgium. We have had the honour to play at the Kursaal in Oostende, the Concertgebouw in Brugge, and many other places.

As the USO is a group of students, it is no surprise that there are also several other activities next to the weekly rehearsals, which create a fun and student-like group atmosphere.

The USO in action at the 'Concertgebouw' in Bruges