HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER Chamber Orchestra

 

June 7-17, 2021

 

Come spend your early summer evenings at the AYSP facility playing Mozart's Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550. Students will submit a short audition video to win one of the limited slots.

The instrumentation for this chamber symphony are as follows:

 

Violin I: 6                   Flute: 2  

Violin II: 6                  Oboe: 2  

Viola: 4                      Clarinet: 2   

Cello: 4                      Bassoon: 2                       

Bass: 2                       Horn: 2

 

Please be sure to take a look at "Frequently Asked Questions" (below) for more information about rehearsal and sectional dates&times, the live-streamed performance and tuition.

 

AUDITION STEPS

1. Fill out the short registration HERE. There is no audition fee!

2. Submit you audition video HERE. Find the audition excerpts below.

*The audition deadline is Sunday, April 25, 2021 @ midnight. Late applications will not be considered.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

A RETURN TO MUSIC MAKING

 

AUDITION EXCERPTS

 

 

Recording suggestions and notes from Mr. Whisler!

1.       Bohm – Berlin Philharmonic 

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTl_GnlLH4U 

Time stamps (also in link description):  

Mvt 1 – 0:00 

Mvt 2 – 8:27 

Mvt 3 – 16:32  

Mvt 4 – 21:18 

 

Comments: Highly realistic tempi of what we’ll be taking this summer, so great preparation tool! 

 

2.       Szell – Cleveland Orchestra 

Link: All movements separate 

Mvt 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nkSDPreTP4 

Mvt 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdHsVu4BIXc 

Mvt 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeWoGUwEssw 

Mvt 4 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDhMlJ3hK_Q 

 

Comments: Most movements are pretty close to our tempo (or a bit faster, so something to shoot for). Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra were a gold standard for orchestral recordings in the 1960s. The wind section, in particular, was (and is) highly regarded for being crystal clear and polished – a great asset for Mozart.   

 

3.       Harnoncourt – Concentus Musicus Wien (Austria) 

Link: All movements separate 

Mvt 1 - https://youtu.be/j5iVnSBOz6w 

Mvt 2 – https://youtu.be/FfeZrmYMtPg 

Mvt 3 – https://youtu.be/PbwJhFGUiFc 

Mvt 4 – https://youtu.be/dfiYRModcRw 

 

Comments: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian cellist, has long been considered as one of the top scholars and interpreters of classic-era music. He founded the Concentus Musicus Wien in the 1950s as an outlet to perform period music in historically-correct style. He has authored many books and has the performance chops to back up the research. Always a go-to for music of the 18th century.  

 

4.       Jacobs – Freiburg Baroque Orchestra 

Link: All movements separate 

Mvt 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90bhPTR7Y2s 

Mvt 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcP-Vq7ZfOw 

Mvt 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKhPsxa2j68 

Mvt 4 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w70FWshoyhc 

 

Comments: Rene Jacobs is a countertenor-turned-conductor, so much of what he brings is an operatic and dramatic interpretation of Mozart’s Symphonies – every instrument family, every new theme, is like a new character coming onstage. This vision combined with the period-appropriate instruments, often performed at breakneck tempi, makes for a great listening experience that I highly recommend for style, character, and fun. 

 

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