Canada’s inaugural National Fiddling Day is this Saturday. We have a mass performance slated to mark the occasion. There will be a short session before the performance, presumably for organization and sound checks. Sort of a “Field of Dreams” schedule it and they will come event. Most of us have, through experience, an understanding of expectations.
I’m curious about how things work in an orchestra setting. How does the preparation work in a professional orchestra? When do you find out what will be performed? How many rehearsals would be typical? What is the starting point? Do you have any sessions for strings only? Does the focus change as you near the concert date? I’m interested in the process of turning individual practice into a group performance.
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