YS Rehearsal Notes for September 27, 2021

Hello, YS members,

Last sectional day of the semester – let’s make it count!

Following our sectional day, we’ll be doing some in-house recording of our pieces so that we can get some even better ideas on where we stand, as well as having soloists play along with us for the concerto movements. Looking forward to it!

Also, just so you are aware, as we only have 6 rehearsals left at this point, there might be a situation where we would need to cut some of the Enescu’s middle section if it continues to be problematic. I’ll keep you posted!

It might have just been something in the air at last rehearsal, but I feel like collectively we were somewhat tired and distracted, which seemed to impact our overall rehearsal flow. A reminder to please keep any conversing at a minimum, and if you have a question, always feel free to ask and we’ll address it!

Continuing on from last time, during our four sectional weeks (8/23; 8/30; 9/13; 9/27) I’ve divided our pieces into four fairly-equal sections, so everything gets a bit of work in the hour we share together.

Here the schedule for next time and what I plan to work on (and likewise what you should prioritize for this rehearsal):

Monday September 27 (6 rehearsals left before dress rehearsal/concert)

6:15-6:30 MR Hall

                Warmup (on your own)

                Possibility Assignment (discussion)

6:30-7:30 MR Hall

                Enescu – Rehearsal 32-end

                Smetana – Letter K-end

                Elgar – Rehearsal 14-end

                Alwyn – Letter K-end

7:30-7:45 Break (Lobby/Office – clear out of MR Hall for air exchanges)

7:45-9:00 Sectionals

                Strings – respective labeled sectional rooms (basses in vestibule area)

                Harp – practice room (bass room now)

                Woodwinds – MR Hall

                Brass – Pink room

                Percussion – Green room

Practice Priorities

The above sections (it’s a lot to get through in an hour!) and anything technical or challenging – coaches will have a list of priorities, but feel free and add your own!

Possibility Assignment

Listen and reflect in the spirit of possibility:

                Mahler – Symphony No. 4, movement 3

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd0QXfW-E_8 (or any other recording of your choice)


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