What a great rehearsal on Mars! I am excited to have this piece on our concert and happy with the hard work we put in on it at rehearsal Monday night. Bravi tutti!
Next Monday, 1/25, will be our first evening of section rehearsals. Please prepare all 4 movements of the Grieg and all 3 movements of the Mussorgsky for Monday's sectional. Strings will begin the sectional time with chair tests on spots from Grieg (all movements) and Mussorgsky (Promenade, Gnome, Great Gate) only. The other pieces will not be included on your chair tests so please focus your time on just these two suites this week. After learning from first semester sectionals how to prepare for your auditions, I am confident you will be able to continue preparing well this week.
As we discussed in rehearsal, the point of our chair tests is to determine those most comfortable with the music so we can have strong confident leaders at the front of each section as we prepare for our concert later this semester. It is our policy to make the placement process a relaxed and positive experience. Your section coach and a guest will listen to each student one at a time.
Please refer to my last email for the listening links and happy practicing!
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