Orchestra Auditions

2015-2016 SEASON

Audition dates are TBA

Auditions will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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

EXCERPTS
1. Gershwin: Porgy and Bess – Intro – beginning to 7ms after C

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

3a. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte – Act I, No. 1 Introduction beginning to downbeat of ms. 27.
3b. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte – Act II, No. 16 Terzett beginning to ms. 36

4a. Puccini: Madama Butterfly – Act I, solo #39-#41
4b. Puccini: Madama Butterfly – Act II, solo #128 to 2 ms after #132
4c. Puccini: Madama Butterfly – Act III #10 to end of the page

5. Brahms: Symphony #1 – 2nd Movement solo pick ups to Letter E to end of movement

6. Rossini: William Tell – Overture, L-M

7. Strauss, R: Der Rosenkavalier – Act I beginning to #8

8a. Strauss, R: Salome – 5ms after #89-#96 (tutti and solo lines where applicable)
8b. Strauss, R: Salome – pickup to 8ms before Q to downbeat of V (Dance of the 7 Veils)

9. Strauss, R: Ariadne auf Naxos

10a. Verdi: Aïda Act IV, U to V
10b.Verdi: Aïda Act IV, 7 last ms of the opera

11. Strauss, R: Don Juan Beginning to end of page 2.

SIGHT READING

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SOLO
1. First Movement exposition from a standard repertoire Concerto
2. One movement from a Bach Unaccompanied Suite

ORCHESTRA EXCERPTS
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
a) 2nd Movement mm. 1-10, 49-59, 98-106
b) 3rd Movement mm. 140-177 (Trio, with repeat)

2. Brahms: Symphony No. 2 – 2nd Movement mm. 1-17

3. Verdi: Requiem – Offertorio mm. 1-28

OPERA EXCERPTS
1. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro Overture – mm. 139-171

2. Bizet: Carmen
a) Act I, No. 11 – from beginning to Rehearsal 60 (con sordino)
b) Act Ill, No. 24-from 9 after Rehearsal 45 to 9 after Rehearsal 46 (upper line of divisi)

3. Strauss: Salome, Scene 3 – from 6 before Rehearsal 141 to Rehearsal 144 (Cello A)

4. Wagner: Die Walkure, Act II. Scene 4 – from Rehearsal 75 to downbeat 15 after 75 (con sordino)

5. Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani Overture – from Letter D to downbeat of Letter E

6. Puccini: Manon Lescaut, Intermezzo – from Rehearsal 2 to Rehearsal 4

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ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL/UTILITY HORN REPERTOIRE

SOLO 
Mozart: Horn Concerto #2 – 1st Movement Exposition

EXCERPTS
(All Excerpts Horn 1 unless otherwise noted)

Beethoven: Fidelio – Overture: beginning tom. 55 (Hom 2)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 – Tempo di Minuetto: Trio only (Hom 1 & 2)
Handel: Giulio Cesare – No. 14 Complete
Mozart: Così 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 AND 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)
Verdi Otello – Act One: 14 after 00 to 15 before PP

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Bass – Seat 4 (Tenure Track)

BASS REPERTOIRE

SOLO
Bach: Cello Suite – any two contrasting movements

EXCERPTS

Beethoven: Symphony #9 – Mvmt IV – opening
Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra – Bass Variation
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro – Overture
Rossini: La Gazza Ladra – Overture
Verdi: Otello – (bass section solo)
Verdi: Rigoletto – Solo

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2016 Season Palm Beach Opera Orchestra Auditions

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