Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Revised Rehearsal Schedule for 3-14 concert

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
7:30 p.m. - Memorial Auditorium

Brahms, Academic Festival Overture
Bach, Orchestral Suite No. 3
Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C minor

Concert Week Rehearsals:
Sunday, March 11
3:00-6:00 p.m.
Kelce Auditorium

Monday, March 12
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Kelce Auditorium

Tuesday, March 13 (Dress Rehearsal)
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Memorial Auditorium

Weekly breakdown:
~ Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00-6:15 p.m. (Kelce)
unless otherwise listed ~

1/30 Brahms - strings only
2/1 Brahms - winds only
2/6 Brahms Overture - winds & perc.
2/8 No Rehearsal
2/13 Brahms - Full Orchestra
2/15 Bach - Strings only

2/18 Sunday Run-through - Tutti Orchestra @ Kelce
3:00 Academic Festival Overture
3:30 Symphony No. 1
4:30 Orchestra Suite (strings only)
5:00 END

2/20 Brahms - Symphony #1 strings only
2/22 No SEKSO
2/27 Brahms - Full Orchestra
3/1 Bach - strings only
3/6 Full Orch.- Overture & Bach
3/8 Symphony No. 1 Full Orchestra

See Concert Week breakdown listed above ...

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Bernstein conducts Brahms

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

And Awwaaayy we go!

Hello, everyone. We hope you had a great vacation and survived the travel conditions over the last week.

Here's the starting schedule for the next few rehearsals (5:00 p. m., Kelce, unless otherwise noted). A more complete schedule will be announced later:

Thursday, January 18th:
Strings - Informational meeting only, no instruments.

Tuesday, January 23rd:
Strings - Brahms Symphony, perhaps touching on Academic Festival if time allows.

Thursday, January 25th:
Wind and Percussion auditions for the Brahms Symphony.
Strings will meet in McCray. Chamber Orchestra will work on the Opera music for February. McCray string location TBA.

Concert Week Schedule:
Sunday, March 11th:
Full Orch at Kelce, 3:00 to 6:00 p. m.
There's talk of pizza - keep your fingers crossed...

Monday, March 12th:
Full Orch at Kelce, 7:00 to 9:30 p. m.

Tuesday, March 13th:
Memorial Auditorium, 7:00 to 9:30 p. m.

Wednesday, March 14th (Concert):
Memorial Auditorium, 7:30 p. m.

Concert Order:
Academic Festival, Orchestral Suite #3, Symphony No. 1

At this time, there are no plans for a Young Person's concert or New Music concert.

April Oratorio Announced

A title has been chosen for this year's annual Oratorio Concert. It will be the "Te Deum" (Op. 22) by Hector Berlioz. To open this concert, we will also be adding an orchestral overture, yet to be determined.

The rehearsal schedule will be announced later, but the concert will be on April 29th, at 3:00 p. m. at the First United Methodist Church in Pittsburg. Standard dress rehearsals will start at 7:00 p. m. on the Friday and Saturday evenings before.

Extra credit if you can help us drum up 10 more harps and an ophicleide.... anyone...??