AREA ALL-STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2019
September 28, 2019
Dear Area All-State Symphony Orchestra Member,
Congratulations on being accepted into this year’s Area All-State Symphony Orchestra. Based on your excellent NYSSMA score and recommendation from your teacher, you have been chosen to participate in what will be a musically memorable experience. Mina Kim, conductor of the SUNY Purchase Symphony Orchestra and a piano faculty member at the SUNY Purchase Music Conservatory will conduct this year’s Area All-State Symphony Orchestra.
2019 Symphony Orchestra Program
Verdi: Nabucco Overture
Holst: Jupiter from The Planets
Gottschalk: Night In The Tropics (2nd movement)
Please prepare well for the rehearsals and concert. Find and listen to recordings. Your job as orchestral musicians is to learn the notes before rehearsals, so rehearsal time can be spent learning and putting together the music. No one should be sight-reading music at the first rehearsal!
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
Music Stand (w/ name clearly marked on all parts)
All music and a pencil
Required mutes, extra strings, extra reeds
Dinner (for 10/23, & 11/6), and lunch (11/7).
If you are doubling (flute-piccolo, etc.) remember BOTH instruments
Percussionists must provide small percussion instruments such as snare drum,
crash cymbals, and triangle as well as their own sticks and mallets, etc.
Men: Black Jacket, pants, white shirt and long tie, black dress shoes
Women: Black top, long black shirt or slacks, closed toe, low heel black shoes
The times and dates are:
Wednesday Oct. 23 Rehearsal 4:00 pm- 9:00 pm White Plains HS
Wednesday Nov. 6 Rehearsal 4:00 pm- 9:00 pm White Plains HS
Thursday Nov. 7 Rehearsal 9:00 am- 3:00 pm SUNY Purchase
Thursday Nov. 7 Concert 8:00 pm (Arrive 7 pm) SUNY Purchase
You are each integral parts of the whole and are needed at all times. Please note that no one is permitted to leave rehearsals early. Early leave takers, latecomers as well as students who fail to show up to a rehearsal will be expelled from the Festival…. no exceptions. Students cannot drive themselves to the rehearsals or the concert. The school district or the student’s parents must provide transportation. WCSMA will not assume responsibility for students who do not adhere to this rule.
AUDITIONS: There will be an audition for the position of concertmaster and seating among those violin students who received a NYSSMA score of Level 6 All-State 100. There will also be similar auditions in any of the other string sections in which there are multiple numbers of students who received a score of Level 6 All-State100. These auditions will take place at the first rehearsal on October 23. Audition excerpts are listed on the back of this page. Due to the limited availability of some parts, we have been given permission to use copies. Some of the originals that were given out are in pretty rough shape. Please handle carefully. When possible, we will try to provide one original per stand. Please mark and use the original for the concert. All music has been numbered and will be collected at the end of the concert, including the copies. A charge of $10.00 per part will be charged for failure to hand in your assigned music (copy or original).
Once again congratulations and good luck to you all! We look forward to meeting you on October 23.
William Eckfeld & Zachary May
Symphony Orchestra Chairpersons
SEATING AUDITIONS FOR AREA ALL-STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(THESE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST REHEARSAL ON OCTOBER 23)
VERDI (NABUCCO OVERTURE): FROM LETTER G TO MEASURE 53 (FIRST 2 BEATS)
HOLST (JUPITER): PICK UP TO 216 TO MEASURE 234
GOTTSCHALK (NIGHT IN THE TROPICS): FROM 80 TO 97
VERDI: (NABUCCO OVERTURE): FROM MEASURE 16 TO FIRST BEAT OF MEASURE 32
HOLST: (JUPITER): LAST BEAT OF 209 TO LETTER X (MEASURE 234)
GOTTSCHALK (NIGHT IN THE TROPICS): FROM 266 TO 292
VERDI: (NABUCCO OVERTURE): MEASURES 16-48
HOLST: (JUPITER): MEASURE 6 TO MEASURE 27 AND MEASURE 193 TO 233
GOTTSCHALK (NIGHT IN THE TROPICS): MEASURE 266 TO MEASURE 292
VERDI: (NABUCCO OVERTURE): MEASURES 16-48
HOLST: (JUPITER): MEASURE 262 TO MEASURE 274 AND MEASURE 388 TO END
GOTTSCHALK (NIGHT IN THE TROPICS): MEASURE 249 TO MEASURE 256