My name is Thuan, I am new to posting on this forum, but I have enjoyed reading all the various threads posted here.
Anyhow, a bit about myself, I have been learning violin as an adult beginner for about 6-7 years on and off. So far my teacher has been assigning pieces of various grades from AMEB 6 to AMEB 8. My teacher reckon it would be beneficial for me to join a community orchestra of the same level. So I started looking, and found one near my place and they are in need of violins.
I looked at the upcoming concert, and they are playing Beethoven Symphony No 3 and Beethoven violin concerto. I was wondering what levels are these pieces? I had a quick browse through the music sheets for first and second violins, but the second doesn't look a whole lot easier than the first.
In particular I was wondering about tempo (first mvt of symphony no 3 is supposed to be dotted half note = 80, and there are sixteenth notes) as well as the length of the pieces. Total duration for the pieces is around 1.5 hours. There is only about 8 rehearsals before the actual concert which doesn't sound like heaps.
Would this be a good starting point for someone relatively new to orchestra?
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