AAS String Orchestra

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              AREA ALL-STATE STRING ORCHESTRA 2018

September 18, 2018

Dear Area All-State String Orchestra Member,

Congratulations on being accepted into this year’s Area All-State String 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. William Ayasse, Orchestra Director at Northport-East Northport High School on Long Island, will conduct this year’s String Orchestra.

2018 String Orchestra Program
Ralph Vaughn Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

William Eckfeld: Finale from Sinfonia for Strings

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 and extra strings Dinner (for 10/24, and 11/7), and lunch (11/8).

CONCERT DRESS:
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. 24 Rehearsal 4:00 pm- 9:00 pm White Plains HS

Wednesday Nov. 7 Rehearsal 4:00 pm- 9:00 pm White Plains HS

Thursday Nov. 8 Rehearsal 9:00 am- 3:00 pm SUNY Purchase

Thursday Nov. 8 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 24.

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 page 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 24.

William Eckfeld & Elyse Gellert String Orchestra Chairpersons

SEATING AUDITIONS FOR AREA ALL-STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(THESE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST REHEARSAL ON OCTOBER 24)

VIOLIN

HEROLD (ZAMPA OVERTURE): FROM UN POCO PIU VIVO (TOP OF P. 3) TO 13 MEASURES AFTER LETTER C (FIRST NOTE). WAGNER (MEISTERSINGER OVERTURE): FROM 7 MEASURES AFTER LETTER A TO DOWNBEAT OF LETTER D.

VIOLA
HEROLD (ZAMPA OVERTURE): FROM ALLEGRO VIVACE ASSAI (MIDDLE OF P. 2) TO PIU LENTO 23 MEASURES AFTER LETTER B. WAGNER (MEISTERSINGER OVERTURE): FROM 1 MEASURE AFTER LETTER H TO DOWNBEAT OF 8 BEFORE LETTER N.

CELLO
HEROLD (ZAMPA OVERTURE): FROM 3 AFTER LETTER F TO THE END.
WAGNER (MEISTERSINGER OVERTURE): FROM BEGINNING TO 4 MEASURES BEFORE LETTER B. WAGNER (MEISTERSINGER OVERTURE): FROM 13 AFTER G (MEASURE 134) TO DOWNBEAT OF LETTER K.

BASS
HEROLD (ZAMPA OVERTURE): FROM 3 AFTER LETTER F TO THE END.
WAGNER (MEISTERSINGER OVERTURE): FROM LETTER J TO DOWNBEAT OF 4 BEFORE N.

VIOLIN

SEATING AUDITIONS FOR AREA ALL-STATE STRING ORCHESTRA
(THESE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST REHEARSAL ON OCTOBER 24)

ECKFELD: VIOLIN 1 PART FROM MEASURE 162 TO DOWNBEAT OF MEASURE 182.
VAUGHN WILLIAM: (SOLO VIOLIN/ORCHESTRA 1 PART): FROM LETTER J TO 4 MEASURES BEFORE L. VAUGHN WILLIAM: (SOLO VIOLIN/ORCHESTRA 1 PART): FROM 1 BEFORE LETTER G TO 2 BEFORE LETTER T.

VIOLA
ECKFELD: VIOLA PART FROM MEASURE 117 TO MEASURE 143.
VAUGHN WILLIAM: (SOLO VIOLA/ORCHESTRA 1 PART) FROM LETTER I TO 7 MEASURES AFTER LETTER M.
VAUGHN WILLIAM: (SOLO VIOLA/ORCHESTRA 1 PART) FROM 3 MEASURES AFTER LETTER Q TO 3 MEASURES AFTER LETTER T (DOWNBEAT).

CELLO
ECKFELD: CELLO PART FROM BEGINNING TO MEASURE 33.
ECKFELD: CELLO PART FROM MEASURE 188 TO DOWNBEAT OF MEASURE 208.
VAUGHN WILLIAM: (SOLO CELLO/ORCHESTRA 1 PART) FROM LETTER L TO 3 MEASURES AFTER LETTER T.

BASS
ECKFELD: BASS PART FROM BEGINNING TO MEASURE 33. ECKFELD: BASS PART FROM UPBEAT TO MEASURE 221 TO THE END.
VAUGHN WILLIAM: (BASS ORCHESTRA 1 PART) FROM 2 MEASURES BEFORE LETTER P TO 2 MEASURES BEFORE LETTER T.

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