Next Monday is our last rehearsal before Spring Break! I am sure we ALL need it! We will be rehearsing the final section of each piece and then running our program. After that, we only have 4, count them, 4 rehearsals after Spring Break to get our program in order. Please continue to practice your parts, especially any sections I mentioned in rehearsal.
6:15-6:30 – Elgar (reh. 36 - end)
6:30-6:55 – Grainger (70 - end)
6:55-7:20 – A Major Scale and Copland (pickup to 110 - end)
7:20-7:45 – Polka (169 - end)
7:45 – Break
8:00-8:30 – Halo (254 - end)
8:30-9:00 – Run Program
Please congratulate Xander Augustson as our Halo guitarist! Xander please bring your instrument and amp for 3/19 rehearsal.
-careful of rushing in violins throughout the piece
-Strings at 17, pp-cresc. Tremolo needs to start softer. Tremolo needs to be fast.
-careful of rushing for anyone with 8th notes at 17
-pp at 68, careful of rushing
-dynamic contrast between p and f at 90
-Strings please look at the melody at 134
-vln play out at 142, watch the pitch with the octaves @ 146-150
-cellos please work on playing close to the bridge to bring out the bass line. Practice minimizing the string crossings and practice the whole piece with a metronome.
-violin I and viola reh. 10-13 please practice your 16th note runs thouroughly
-cellos at reh. 35 save bow, start cresc. with the left hand
-everyone stay softer for much longer in the beginning. Do the subtle shapes, but in a soft dynamic context.
-more from winds and harp last beat of 21
-clarinets and bassoon bring out 24
-violin II bring out 26-33 and play off the string 8th notes
-everyone but strings bring out the last beat of 37, loud gliss. If you have it
-trumpets bring out 45
-brass bring out 61
-everyone bring way out last beat of 69
Thank you all for you work so far. I had a lot of fun at the last two rehearsals, especially, and I am looking forward to “rocking” with you on Monday.
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