1A: Sinfonietta

Announcements
  • Volunteer Coaches needed at District Orchestra--Monday Evenings from 6:15-8:15.
    • Coach and play with string students who need assistance, assist directors
    • Bring your instrument, wear your SOA Orchestra shirts, and inspire some kids who could use some help.
    • Reminder: this is volunteer SERVICE; not a hang-out place for teens.
  • Bring your Region Audition Music to the next class (30 min)
Assignments
  • Sept 24, Record one excerpt in GC
  • Oct. 1, Record second excerpt in GC
  • October 4-5, Mock Auditions
  • October 6 (SATURDAY) Region Auditions at Ft. Dorchester HS
WARM UP AND REHEARSAL
In a warm up of:
  • B Major Canon, Chords, Scales, Arpeggios and Thirds
And in a rehearsal of:
  • Mozart Qtet Test
  • Dress Rehearsal
    • Purcell Suite
    • Por Una Cabeza
    • Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Movt. 4
  • Brahms Symphony No. 4, 
    • Movement 2, B to F
    • Movement 1, Beginning to 377
Students will
  1. Breathe, move, cue, and perform together in synchrony with other musicians. 
  2. Perform accurate rhythms together within a synchronized pulse and a musically convincing tempo. 
  3. Use the same bow weight, speed, and contact point as the other members of the section to create a well-blended ensemble tone and timbre. 
  4. Finely tune one’s own notes to be in tune with other musicians.
  5. Perform the same bowings, articulations, and styles in the same part of the bow as other members of one’s section. 
  6. Use a volume that blends with the section, that balances the importance of one’s own part with respect to the parts of other sections of the ensemble, and that agrees with other players through the peaks, valleys, and points in between of all dynamics and phrasing. 
  7. Convey clear and musically expressive ideas that go beyond the notes on the page; these musical concepts include character, style, interpretation, beauty, intensity, mood, and emotion.
Next Class
TBA

Past Assignments
  • Aug. 28, In Class Quiz: Brahms, Movt. 3, Beg to B, and m. 105 to F at 120bpm
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