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SO Fall Rehearsal Plan/Journal

--updated 10/18--

Sep 10

Seating Auditions

Sep 17 - Reh 1

Tchaikovsky read-through

Sep 24 - Reh 2

First half of rehearsal (with brass)

- Read Tchaik Mov 4 with full brass sections for the first time.

- Worked backwards on Mov 4, starting with the Presto, and going back as far as the Molto Vivace (m. 436)

- Started work on Mov 2: harmonic progression at the beginning, main melody (horn, cellos and everybody else).

Second half of rehearsal (no brass)

- Worked on all of Mov 3, including some slow work on the Trio

Oct 1 - Reh 3

What we did:

First half (with brass)

- Read Candide under-tempo.

- Worked first on section based on song "Oh, happy we!" (m. 83).

- Went back to beginning and worked slowly through first half of the piece.

- Read/worked through Tchaikovsky 4th movement, from beginning to m. 436 (it was the first time through for many of the brass players).

- Worked on Mov. 2, sections that involve brass: letter F to 107, 134 to 169, 1 before C to 65.

Second half (no brass)

- Continued work on Mov. 2, sections without (or with very little) brass: Beginning to C, 108 to 134, 66 to F, 170 to end. With this, we covered the entire second movement.

- Worked on introduction in Movement 1.

Oct 8 - Reh 4

What we did:

Sectionals Strings, Brass and Percussion worked with OSO coaches. Woodwinds worked with me on Candide and Tchaikovsky (trio of mov. 3).

Strings, WW and timp

We worked on movements 1 and 3 of Tchaikovsky.

Tutti (with brass and percussion)


Oct 15 - Reh 5

What we did:


WW and Brass worked with with OSO coaches.

Strings worked with Mr. Gómez on Tchaikovsky:

- Mov 3: exposition, trio, coda

- Mov 4: slow work from beginning to a little bit after [P]

Strings + WW

Tchaikovsky, Mov 4: 4th movement, slow work backwards from the end back to [R]

Tutti - Candide

Slow work from 207 to the end.

Tutti - Tchaikovsky with J. DeBruyn

Excerpts from movements 1 and 2.

Oct 22 - Reh 6 (Carlos Kalmar)


Percussionists: 9:30am-10:00am with Mr. Roberts / 10:00am-11:30am with Mr. Colin Currie.

Brass: Concert Orchestra 9:30am-10:15am / Symphony Orchestra 10:20am-12:30pm.

Strings and WW: 9:30am-10:45am with Mr. Gómez (brass join at 10:20am)

- slow work: 4th movement: from [O] to [R]

- slow work: trio of mov 3

- detail work: movs 1 and 2

11:00am-12:30pm: tutti with Maestro Carlos Kalmar (Tchaikovsky).

11:30am-12:30pm: percussionists with Concert Orchestra.

Sat, Oct 29 - Retreat, Reh 8

AM: Tchaikovsky Movements 1, 2

PM: Candide, Tchaikovsky mov 4

Sun, Oct 30 - Retreat, Reh 7

AM: Candide, Tchaik 2, 4

Nov 2 - (Wednesday) Reh 9

6:00pm-7:30pm: Woodwinds - detail work: Candide, Tchaik Mov 4

7:30pm-9:00pm: Brass - detail work: Tchaik Mov 4

Nov 5 - Reh 10

Run through each piece/movement, work each movement.

9:30am-10:45am: Brass and perc with CO

- Focus on Mov 3 of Tchaik, and brass-light sections of whole piece.

11:00am-12:30am: Brass and perc with SO

- Run throughs

Nov 9 - (Wednesday) Reh 11, Lewis & Clark

Spot checks based on previous rehearsal

Nov 12 - Dress Rehearsal - recorded

Run-through, spot checks

9:30am-10:45am: Brass and perc with CO

11:00am-12:30am: Brass and perc with SO (start with Candide)

Nov 13 - Sound check - Concert!!

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