Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, last movementSaint-Saens Cello Concert, first movement (ends at letter F)Liszt Piano Concerto, first movement
Orchestra Pieces (if we don't use all of them, we will still perform them at Abravanel Hall):
Haydn Surprise Symphony (No. 94), Andante - second movementGrand March from Tannhauser - WagnerLittle Russian - Tchaikovsky
New World Symphony Excerpts (we probably won't play this one at all - we'll work up to playing the real thing)Prometheus by Beethoven - we are planning to perform this at Abravanel Hall, so practice the fast parts!
I have posted information on two competitions - a concerto competition for woodwind, brass and percussion players, and a chamber music competition for any group of 3 to 8 players - on the blog. It is good information worth passing on, so be sure to check it out!I have also posted a cartoon featuring Haydn's Surprise Symphony. It made me laugh, so I hope you like it. Here is the link.
Now, since we are laughing about the cartoon, I have to ask for parental help! We need more people on the Gala committees. You know you should help! Ticket sales (keep track of tickets sold by students - submit numbers for the caterer), Silent Auction (organize & display stuff for sale), Donations Committee (procuring donations), Decorations & Setup, Publicity, Entertainment. So far, if there is someone on these committees, it's only one person! Let's spread the love, get to know each other better, and have a great time into the bargain.