AAS String Orchestra

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              AREA ALL-STATE STRING ORCHESTRA 2019

September 28, 2019

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. Joanne Erwin, Professor Emerita of Music Education at the Oberlin Conservatory and currently Adjunct Professor of Cello at Rowan University and conductor of the Rowan Youth String Orchestra will conduct this year’s String Orchestra.

2019 String Orchestra Program

Elgar: Serenade for String Orchestra op. 20 (complete)
Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 9 for String Orchestra (1st 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 and extra strings
Dinner (for 10/23 & 11/6), and lunch (11/7).

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. 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 & 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 23 )

VIOLIN
ELGAR (SERENADE): 2ND MOVEMENT FROM LAST HALF OF MEASURE 44 TO FIRST 8TH NOTE OF MEASURE 67
MENDELSSOHN (SINFONIA NO. 9): FROM MEASURE 34 (ALLEGRO) TO MEASURE 80 (FIRST 8TH NOTE)

VIOLA
ELGAR (SERENADE): 2ND MOVEMENT FROM MEASURE 41 TO MEASURE 64 (FIRST BEAT)
MENDELSSOHN (SINFONIA NO. 9): FROM MEASURE 240 TO MEASURE 261

CELLO
ELGAR (SERENADE): 1ST MOVEMENT: MEASURE 119 TO END, 2ND MOVEMENT: FROM UPBEAT TO MEASURE 55 TO M), 3RD MOVEMENT: FROM UPBEAT TO N TO MEASURE 26.
MENDELSSOHN (SINFONIA NO. 9): FROM MEASURE 155 TO MEASURE 177

BASS
ELGAR (SERENADE): 1ST MOVEMENT: MEASURE 109 TO END, 2ND MOVEMENT: FROM MEASURE 55 TO M, 3RD MOVEMENT: FROM UPBEAT TO N TO MEASURE 20.
MENDELSSOHN (SINFONIA NO. 9): FROM MEASURE 155 TO MEASURE 177

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