I was scrolling through some old threads on here (from around 2007) and I came across some posts about what everyone's playing in their orchestras or ensembles.
It sort of piqued my interest- what's everyone playing now? Is there an obvious sort of evolution of typical orchestral rep, even over the last ten years?
In my youth symphony, we're playing Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, Verdi's Overture to La Forza del Destino, and Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony.
However, in my chamber orchestra, we're doing the Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence and the fourth movement of Walton's String Quartet in A Minor.
So, what sort of rep is everyone on here learning?
We're playing the soundtrack to Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets this weekend while the movie is shown on the screen above us, and I am stocking up on ibuprofen in advance.
My local Philharmonic is doing the same thing with the Sorcerer's Stone.
I had to LOL at Mary Ellen. I haven't had that experience before and it sounds like it could be fun under the right circumstances, with the right score. (I'd love to do Alexander Nevsky, say. Or at least I think I would.) I'm curious what about the experience requires painkillers. :-)
Lydia, what about something like Sarasate's Zapateado or Nigun from Bloch's Baal Shem Suite?
Orchestra: String Symphona 1, Mendelssohn
Orchestra: Mendelssohn Lobgesang
We are currently preparing Holst: Jupiter, von Suppé: Leichte Kavallerie, Devreese: Benvenuta Suite, Shostakovich: Second Waltz, Katchaturian: Sabre Dance, and some film music (Pearl Harbor, The Godfather).
Symphony Orchestra - Dvorak's 6th symphony; Capriccio Espagnole by Rimsky Korsakov and Concerto de Aranjuez.
Bach: Gigue and Gavotte from E-Major Partita
We're only doing a simple Radetsky March and a Rimski-Corsekov (Or however you say it) but we're going to add more stuff soon
Lobgesang is beautiful; I have done it as a gig at a church.
This is what I have on my plate up to the end of November, spread over 4 orchestras:
We're playing Shosh Festive Oveture, Wagner Ride of Valk., and Mahler 5-5
A few years back I experienced the screening of the Lord of the Rings trilogy (three evenings) with live orchestra and choir - it was absolutely marvellous.
I'm playing a symphony concert this weekend with Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, Rienzi Overture, Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde, Siegfried's Death and Funeral, the Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin, and Mozart's Concerto for 3 Pianos.
Polishing Kreisler's Correlli Variations, Mozart Rondo in C, and Bach E Major Menuet I.
I am in two orchestras -- both on viola.
Orchestra (concert tonight and tomorrow):
Bruch G minor concerto
Debussy's La Mer, Poulence's Stabat Mater, and for myself, Enesco's Concertstück for viola and piano, which has a few nasty mesures in th middle.
Sorry Louis, no one's doing cha cha.
Right now in SF we're doing Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2, and a new piece by a student composer who won a competition this past academic year. Difficult but lots of fun! :)
For me prepping for next month community concert: Mozart Symphony No.31, Schubert Symphony #6 and Fauré Pavane.
In my chamber orchestra we're playing:
Our orchestra season has just ended (Highschool Orchestra)
YES! ZAMPA OVERTURE! I played that in my youth orchestra a few years ago. I had necer heard of it, but I LOVE it. It is so much fun!
Solo: Dvorak Sonata
No orchestra for me, only solo stuff. Polishing Thais Meditation, and working on I-IV of the Roumanian Folk Dances, Bach (the duo for violins).
Pamela, on my way back, I did the four seasons too. Your teacher seems to have the same idea. I enjoyed it.
David - interesting! She thinks that I'll enjoy it. (With Vivaldi, I have a total mental shutdown around it -in the form of a eyeroll combined with falling asleep- with both listening and playing), so it's onto something else.) Maybe I'll come around to it one of these days. Interesting how our tastes/preferences change/develop as we go through life. I love nearly all classical music, but there's something about Vivaldi...
And to embarrass myself in front of you all (something that I'm prone to do anyway), as a violist who's still stuck in what is essentially beginner mode, and unable to afford any teacher at the moment, I'm mucking around with AMEB Grade 1 stuff.