Here is today's regular email regarding this week's rehearsal.
Rehearsal time is back to normal: 8:30 to 11:00, then Messiah to noon (let us know if you want to). Be sure to do a few jumping jacks before rehearsal so we're all awake.
How do we take something that we can play slow, and play it fast enough? This is our new normal question!
The solution is to do individual practice at home, so that you have the tools in your toolbox to have a fighting chance of playing it fast enough for the concert. We will talk more about this at rehearsal on Saturday. In the meantime, spend some concentrated time and practice smart, with a goal in mind.
Rehearsal this week will look like this:
8:30 to 9:30 - Sectionals
Brass - Regular Spot (left hall, to the right)
Woodwinds - Regular Spot (right hall, to the left), with our guest clinician Cindy Child
1st Violins - in library (chamber is at their retreat this weekend)
2nd Violins - on stage. Join 1st Violins in Library at 9:10
Violas - Entrance hall
Cellos - in the gym
Basses - in the nook by the art class
9:30 - break
9:35 - full orchestra
Narnia - Approximately 30 minutes
Tintinabulations - Research the different styles in the piece
Tools for practice (short discussion)
Mendelssohn - Remainder of the time
Style, dynamics, is there a soloist playing right now? Add these to your toolbox as you practice the Stamitz at home. We will work on it again next week, and on the Friday of the retreat.
See you Saturday!
Julie and Mr Dunn