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MYS Symphony Orch Notes - 12.12.18

Last rehearsal (Saturday, 12.08.18)

Sectional work with guest coaches, full orchestra rehearsal with Dr. Ken Selden from PSU.

I've enjoyed hearing back from Dr. Selden and our guest coaches about their work with you last Saturday. Keep up the good work!


Next rehearsal (Saturday, 12.15.18)

  • 9:30am-10:45am: More sectionals!!! Group woodwind coach, individual brass coaches, group strings coach (Osorio), percussion as usual.

  • 11:00am: Full orchestra with Cameron Day on Moncayo only.

Note: the strings sectional at 9:30am will be on Osorio.

Please practice!!



I'm including the following text that I wrote last week (slightly modified):

The next 2 rehearsals are EXTREMELY important! We are going into two weeks (12/8 and 12/15) of sectionals and full orchestra rehearsals with really amazing coaches and guest conductors. I will be out of town working with two professional orchestras: the Louisiana Philharmonic and Kansas City Symphony.

Next time I see you is on Thursday, January 3, for our first weeknight rehearsal for "Cantando." After this, we have another weeknight rehearsal the next day (Jan 4), a Saturday rehearsal (Jan 5) and concert on January 6.

In other words, there are only TWO (2!!) rehearsals before the holiday break, with coaches and guests. Then, after the holidays, we come back to a concert week (weeknight rehearsals and concert).

Individual preparation is CRUCIAL for this program. Please use the resources below for your practicing.



Below are videos for each individual song included in the piece by Guzmán. If you'd like, feel free to go on YouTube and search for even more versions of these traditional songs.

1. "Guanacaste" - couldn't find a recording of this one :-(

2. Amor de Temporada

3. Pasión

4. Luna Liberiana

5. Caballito Nicoyano

6. Puro Guanacasteco


And for your convenience, below are the videos I shared previously of the other pieces:



Márquez (conducted by the composer)


Osorio (conducted by the compiler/arranger)



Dr. G.

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