Today was a great rehearsal. I missed playing along, but it has been great to sort music and listen. I knew it was going to be a stupendous day when I saw a young man with a trombone... and then it only got better and better. Thank you for your dedication and for just being awesome people!
Today we collected the Berlioz Hungarian March from the Damnation of Faust and Holst's Somerset Rhapsody. If you missed today and still have them in your folder, please turn them in to me next week. It was interesting to sight-read them last week, but we are putting them away in favor of the pieces we handed out this morning.
Finlandia by SibeliusBlue Tango by Leroy Anderson
We also handed out the New World Symphony by Dvorak, which we will use (likely 2nd and 4th movements) for the April concert.
Next Week, December 15th
Bring a Friend!
Do you have friends who play an orchestral instrument? This is the time to bring them!! No commitment, just a chance to come play some great music and have treats.Of course, if they want to join, they are welcome to pursue that as well after the break on January 5th. :)Click here for the event page on Facebook!**If you are willing to help with treats, please contact me. Sam says he's bringing scones. Sounds like a party to me!
February 9th, Concerto Night, BEMS 5pmBeethoven Piano Concerto No. 1, Rondo (3rd Mvt), Jennifer Ban, SoloistBruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Adagio (2nd Mvt), Paisley Tarboton, SoloistHaydn Cello Concerto No. 1, Moderato (1st Mvt), Taylor Robbins, SoloistSibelius FinlandiaAnderson Blue TangoFebruary 11th, Abravanel Hall, Youth Symphony Festival Field Trip; time TBABeethoven Symphony No. 7, Allegretto (2nd Mvt) (From November Concert - will hand out next week)Sibelius FinlandiaApril 20th, Final Concert, BEMS 5pmBrahms Hungarian Dance No. 5 (From November Concert - will hand out next week)
Excerpts from the Butterfly Lovers Concerto for Violin, Nathan Brown, Soloist
Dvorak New World Symphony, probably 1st & 4th mvts