Orchestra Auditions

2017-2018 SEASON ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

2017 ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

Wednesday April 12, 2107 – Assistant Principal/Utility Horn
Thursday April 13, 2107 – Section Percussion
Friday April 14, 2017 – Section Bass and Section Violin (1 – First Violin & 2 – Second Violin Positions)
Saturday, April 15, 2017 – Concertmaster and Principal Viola

Auditions will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Please click on your instrument below for full audition information.

All auditionees must fill out the form below to schedule an audition.

DEADLINE: March 30, 2017

SOLO
Concerto of your choice, 1st Movement, no cadenza

EXCERPTS

Gounod: Faust: No. 12 Kavatine ms 6 to 5 ms before No, 13

Massenet: Thais: Act II Meditation

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture (Complete)
Magic Flute: Act II, No. 16 Terzett beginning to ms 36

Puccini: Madama Butterfly: Act I, solo Nos. 39 – 41
Act II, solo No. 28- 2 ms after No. 132
Act III, #10 to end of page

Rossini: William Tell: Overture, L-M

Strauss, R: Der Rosenkavalier: Act 1 beginning to No. 8
Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils (pick up to 8 measures before Q to downbeat of V)

Verdi: La Forza del Destino Overture (Complete)
La Traviata: Act I No. 1
Act I No. 2 (with banda)
Act 3 No. 8

Wagner: Tannhauser Act I, scene II – Letter C – E (Solo part only)

SIGHT READING

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There are 3 positions open:
Violin I – Seat 10
Violin II – Seats 7 & 8

All three positions will be auditioned at the same time and you must prepare all 6 excerpts. We will determine the winners in each category based on your audition.

SOLO

Mozart Violin Concerto #3, #4, or #5 – Exposition ONLY (no cadenza)

1st VIOLIN EXCERPTS
Mozart – Marriage of Figaro Overture (first violin) Start at measure 1 and
end at letter A

Puccini – La Boheme (first violin) Act 4, Start 4 after rehearsal #15 (no
downbeat) and play to rehearsal #16.

Strauss – Don Juan (first violin) first page, ending at 13 after C

2nd VIOLIN EXCERPTS

Beethoven – Symphony #9 (second violin), Movement 2 (Molto vivace) Start at
measure 9 and end 8 measures after B

Mozart – Cosi fan Tutte (second violin), No. 31 Finale (Allegro assai) Start
at measure 1 and play 17 measures

Verdi – Otello (second violin) Act 1, Start 6 before KK and play 23 bars

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SOLO:

Mozart Horn Concerto #2 – 1st Movement Exposition

EXCERPTS:
(All Excerpts Horn 1 unless otherwise noted)

Beethoven Fidelio Overture: beginning to m. 55 (Horn 2)
Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte No. 25 Complete
Puccini Tosca Act 3: beginning to the third measure after figure 1
Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia Overture: thirteen after figure 8 to twenty two after figure 8
Rossini L’Italiana in Algeri  No. 2: beginning to figure 14;  No. 2: pick-up to 17 to eleven before figure 19
Strauss Ein Heldenleben Opening
Strauss Salome Dance of the Seven Veils – 9 before Q to V
Verdi Falstaff Act One: Rehearsal #26-#28 (Horn 3)

SIGHT READING POSSIBLE

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Principal Viola

SOLO

1st Movement Exposition of a Standard Concerto
1 Movement of a Bach Cello Suite

SOLO EXCERPTS
1. Britten Peter Grimes Excerpt enclosed

2. Puccini Manon Lescaut 2 Excerpts (enclosed)

TUTTI EXCERPTS
1. Mozart Don Giovanni Act II, #14 complete (see packet)

2. Verdi Falstaff Act 2, part 1, #18-19

3. Verdi Un Ballo in Maschera Act 1, #38 to 8 after #39

4. Wagner Tannhauser Overture Excerpt enclosed

5. Rossini La Gazza Ladra Overture Rehearsal 3 – Rehearsal 8

6. Puccini Madama Butterfly Act I first page

7. Strauss, R Don Juan Page 1

SIGHT READING POSSIBLE

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Bass – Seat 4 (tenure track)
Bach Cello Suite – any two contrasting movements

EXCERPTS (included in packet)

Beethoven: Symphony #9 – Mvmt IV – opening

Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra – Bass Variation

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro – Overture

Rossini: La Gazza Ladra – Overture

Verdi: Otello – (bass section solo)
Rigoletto – Solo

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XYLOPHONE Excerpts:
1. Gershwin, G. Porgy and Bess: Overture
2. Berg, A. Wozzeck: Act II, sc. 4

BELLS Excerpts:
1. Dukas, P. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
2. Puccini, G. La Rondine: Act II

SNARE Solo:
1. Delecluse, J. Douze Etudes: Etude No. 9

SNARE Excerpts:
1. Prokofieff, S. Lt. Kije: Mvt. 1: The Birth of Kije
2. Rimsky-Korsakov, N. Capriccio Espagnol: IV. Scena e Canto Gitano

TAMBOURINE Excerpts:
1. Bizet, G. Carmen: Entr’acte IV
2. Britten, B. Peter Grimes: Act I, Interlude 2

CYMBAL Excerpts:
1. Mozart, W. A. Entfuhrung aus dem Serail: Overture
2. Verdi, G. La Forza del Destino: Overture

BASS DRUM Excerpts:
1. Verdi, G. La Forza del Destino: Same part as the Cymbal part
2. Stravinsky, I. Petrushka: Piatti and Grand Cassa, 3me Tableau,
Start – 7 measures after Reh. #64 to rehearsal #66

SIGHT READING POSSIBLE

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