In case you missed the announcement, if you have the Ruslan and Ludmila by Glinka, do not worry about practicing it. We will play it another time. The only pieces we will be playing in the concert are the Brahms, the MacDowell, and Lord of the Dance.
Please be diligent about practicing the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms. If you haven't looked up the music and listened, you may follow this youtube link to hear it: http://youtu.be/52YCz27S7ZE. Some ideas:
1. Follow along in your music as you listen. (Active listening)2. Just listen, over and over again, until you are really familiar with it. (passive listening -- what I'm doing right now!)3. Practice on your own. Work on small sections. Don't try to practice the whole thing from beginning to end.4. Set up a speaker and try playing along with the recording. (This is hard since you can't see the conductor!)
Here is the schedule for the next three weeks:
April 5, Regular Rehearsal, 8:30 to 11:00 am, Promontory School
(Tip: If you care, General Conference is rebroadcast at noon on KBYU.)
1. Mrs Horne will be there again to work with woodwinds and brass, combined.2. I know this is Spring Break for several. Please let me know if you will be out of town, and my deepest gratitude to those who will be there! We need you if at all possible.
3. Our pianist, Josh Musselman, will be there to work on the MacDowell. Please prepare by listening to the recording, as described for the Brahms, above. Here is the link from a previous email:MacDowell Piano Concerto No 2, First Movement(Searched: MacDowell Piano Concerto 2)http://youtu.be/s0caoJXIuXQ (This is a live recording of the whole concerto. We are only playing the first movement which ends at 14:43 on this video)
April 12, Regular Rehearsal, 8:30 to 11:30 am, Promontory School
This is our last regular rehearsal before the concert. Again, the pianist will be there. LYCO will also be invited to the last part of this rehearsal to practice Lord of the Dance, so please note that we are going until 11:30.
April 19, Final Rehearsals and Concert.
The schedule for the day will be published soon via a separate email. Please block out all afternoon, 12:30 pm till 6:30 pm.
Did you know that www.lincolnyouthsymphony.com is a blog? All previous emails are published there, and they are searchable! Go check it out. :)