๐ŸŽตSIGNUP FOR AUDITIONS MAY 20TH ๐ŸŽป

Dear Symphony Orchestra students!

Please, make sure to prepare for rehearsal next Monday! All students should focus practice on the following measures in The Wasps: 11 before letter C to 3 before letter H. In addition, pay special attention to the following short excerpts!!!

Violin 1 – it is crucial that you work with private instructors and on your own on measures: 7 before E to 9 after E. Play slowly every note in the high positions (E to 5 after E) and gradually speed up to real tempo. These measures will need constant maintenance all the way to the concert.

Violin 2 – measures  4 before E to 9 after E. Check the bowing markings in your parts! Play with full bow and fast bow speed from E to 6 after E, then change to short bow off the string.

Viola – 8 before F to F. I suggest you play first the 4 measures in this excerpt detache, note per bow, in a slower tempo, so you can get the rhythmical idea. Then do 2 bows per measure slightly speeding up. Finally, go to 1 bow legato per measure as written. Definitely seek help from private instructors for this passage!

Cello – measures  4 before E to 9 after E. Be more focused on the measures 4 before E to E. Work very hard on intonation and fingering. Please, use help from private teachers! Also refresh the rhythm and articulation work we had done in measures G to 5 after G.

Bass – letter F to 5 after G. Get all the notes and rhythms. Work on bigger sound – as loud as you can possibly play!

Woodwinds – please focus on getting bigger sound, right notes and rhythm in the passage from 11 before letter C to letter D. Make sure to play correctly the dotted rhythm! No triplet when you have dotted 8 and 16 note. Clarinet (2nd clarinet part) and bassoon – please focus practice on these measures as well: 16 before letter F to 8 before letter F.