The Delft Student Music Society (D.S.M.G.) Krashna Musika is the student classical music society of Delft. The association consists of a symphony orchestra of approximately 80 members conducted by Stijn Berkouwer, a choir of about 60 members conducted by Ruben de Grauw, and a chamber music department of about 60 members. The orchestra is one of the leading student orchestras that has been performing major symphonic works for years. Recently, pieces such as Mahler's Fifth Symphony and Verdi's Requiem have been performed. Works with a soloist are also regularly performed. The orchestra aims for a semi-professional musical level. At least two concert programs are rehearsed per year, usually in collaboration with the choir, where the orchestra performs a major symphonic work under the direction of the orchestra conductor, and a choral work in a smaller ensemble under the direction of the choir conductor (Ruben de Grauw), such as Fauré's Requiem. Krashna usually performs concerts in churches in the Delft/The Hague/Rotterdam region, but also regularly plays in venues such as the Aula of the Delft University of Technology and the Muziekgebouw aan het IJ. In addition, the orchestra and choir go on tour approximately every two years and perform at special locations. In the past, we have been to Bratislava, Brno, and Vienna, as well as Paris and Tours.
We rehearse every Monday evening (from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm) and have at least two concert series per year. Additionally, a rehearsal weekend is organized for each project. The concertmaster has a leading role in the section and the orchestra on a musical level, and also serves on the repertoire committee and the audition committee.
The audition consists of four parts: