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Tasha Miner

Symphony Gig in Sight!

August 15, 2011 at 5:22 PM

I got an email this morning from my youth orchestra's director.  He informed me that the San Diego Symphony is holding auditions for sectional violin seat or seats in January.

Here's the repertoire list:



Audition Repertoire List Section Violin January 8-9, 2012

Copley Symphony Hall

SOLO repertoire

All candidates will be asked the following, in the final round only, unaccompanied: Standard 18th, 19th, or 20th century Violin Concerto: 1st Movement

ORCHESTRAL repertoire (all from 1st Violin parts)

1.  Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (mvt. II: beginning to msr 150, mvt. III: msr 99-115)
2.  Brahms Symphony No. 4 (mvt. I:  msr 392-end, mvt. II:  msr 88-102, mvt IV:  msr 33-81
3.  Mahler Symphony No. 9 (mvt. III:  msr 320-349, 561-587; mvt. IV:  beginning-msr 35)
4.  Mozart Symphony No. 39 (mvt. I:  beginning-msr 142, mvt. IV:  beginning-msr 104)
5.  Schumann Symphony No. 2 (Scherzo:  beginning-msr 54)
6.  Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 (mvt. I: beginning-msr 32, mvt. II: 4 msrs after reh 70 - end, mvt. IV: 2 msrs before reh 113 to reh 115.
7.  Strauss Don Juan (first page)


Score! :) Yeah, I'm psyched to get ready.  I'm debating which concerto to do... Hmmmmm...

From Tom Holzman
Posted on August 17, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Good luck!  My advice is to do a concerto you are really comfortable with so you can show some interpretive chops without overextending yourself.  Remember that the orch is not looking for a soloist, just a section player.  Your task is to show them how you would enhance the section, not what sort of pyrotechnics you could throw out as a soloist.

From Justin Wong
Posted on August 20, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Go for it! I'll be working on that audition too, so maybe we can get a Conservatory feel going on at the store. Also, regarding your other post, I play in the OC Symphony, I can tell you more about joining.

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