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Auditions

Principal Viola

Auditions to be held April 17, 18 and 19, 2017

Resume deadline: postmarked by February 27, 2017

Current 2016-17 season Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra information:

  • $1,203 weekly base salary (plus additional overscale) (includes $75 EMG per week)
  • 40 week season
  • Health insurance plan with employee contribution
  • Pension contribution; short and long-term disability plans
  • Instrument insurance plan is available for musicians

To request reservation information and additional details, send materials to:

jcomisso@bpo.org

or

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
499 Franklin St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
ATTN: Personnel Manager

Principal Viola Repertoire List April 2017

1. Bartok:                  Concerto                                               Beginning to bar 90

Hindemith:           Der Schwanendreher                          Beginning to 8 after [M]

Walton:                 Concerto                                               Beginning to 8 before 12

2. Mozart:         Sinfonia Concertante                             1st mvmt.-    Bar 72-223

2nd mvmt. –  Bar 16-53

  1. Bach: 1 mvmt from any of the unaccompanied Cello Suites, Violin Sonatas or Partitas

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Viola Solo

  1. Ravel: Mother Goose Suite: last mvmt: solo
  2. Strauss: Don Quixote:            4 bars after #14

1 bar before #26

3 bars before #28

1 after #29-2 bars before #34

  1. Enescu:  Romanian Rhapsodie #1: #7- #8
  2. Ginastera, Concertante Variaciones:  solo

Tutti Excerpts

  1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, 2nd mvmt., bar 1-10, 49-59, 98-106
  2. Brahms: Haydn Variations, Variations 5, 7, 8
  3. Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream Scherzo, Letter [C] – [D]
  4. Mozart: Symphony 35  4th mvmt. bar 134-181
  5. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 1st mvmt. 15-17
  6. Strauss: Don Juan Beginning to [E]
  7. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6    1st mvmt. Allegro Non Troppo to 5 after [C]
Chamber Music

Dvorak                    American Quartet                                   1st and last mvmts

Section Bass (rotating seat)

Auditions to be held: Feb. 20-22, 2017
Resume deadline: postmarked by Jan. 9, 2017

Current 2016-17 season Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra information:

  • $1,203 weekly base salary (includes $75 EMG per week)
  • 40 week season
  • Health insurance plan with employee contribution
  • Pension contribution; short and long-term disability plans
  • Instrument insurance plan is available for musicians

To request reservation information and additional details, send materials to:

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
499 Franklin St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
ATTN: Personnel Manager

or email jcomisso@bpo.org

Solos

  • 1st movement of one of the following concertos (Vanhal, Koussevitsky, or Bottesini no. 2)
  • Any movement of a Bach Cello Suite

Excerpts

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5            – mvmt. 2 – reh [C] – mm. 124

   – mvmt. 3 – mm.1 – 5 after reh. [A] (mm.100)

– Trio (pickup to mm. 140) – 23 after reh. [B] (mm. 218)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9             – mvmt. 4 – Recitatives

– mm. 92 –reh. [A]

– 2 before reh. [K] – 18 before reh. [M]

– 2 before reh. [M] – bar before 3/2  ( mm. 594)

Brahms:  Symphony No. 2            – mvmt. 1- reh. [E] to reh. [F]

– mvmt. 2 – 2 before reh. [C] – 2 before reh. [D]

– mvmt. 4 – mm.1 – mm. 37

– 8 before reh. [L] – 2 before reh. [M]

Mahler:  Symphony No. 2             – mvmt. 1 – mm.2 – 2 bars before reh. [2]

Mozart:   Symphony No. 39           – mvmt. 1 – mm. 13 – 21

– mm. 40 – 97

– mvmt. 4 – pickup to mm.105 – mm. 138

Mozart:  Symphony No. 40           – mvmt. 1 – pickup to mm. 115 – 5 after reh. [C]

– mm. 191 – 1 bar after reh. [E] (mm. 225)

– mvmt. 4 – mm.49 – 1 bar before reh. [A] (mm.70)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5      – mvmt. 1 – reh. [22] – 4 after reh. [26]

Strauss:   Don Juan                            – reh. [A] – 2 before reh. [C]

– reh. [F] – 3 before reh. [G]

– 13 after reh. [W] – 1 after reh. [Y]

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4            – mvmt. 1- reh. [P] – 1 bar after reh. [Q]

Verdi: Othello                                       – Soli from Act IV

Section Violin I (rotating seat)

Auditions to be held January 30 and 31 and Feb. 1.

Resume postmark deadline was December 19.

Current 2016-17 season Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra information:

  • $1,203 weekly base salary (includes $75 EMG per week)
  • 40 week season
  • Health insurance plan with employee contribution
  • Pension contribution; short and long-term disability plans
  • Instrument insurance plan is available for musicians

To request reservation information and additional details, send materials to:

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
499 Franklin St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
ATTN: Personnel Manager

or email jcomisso@bpo.org

Repertoire

Solo:

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, 4 OR 5 – 1st Movement (exposition only and Cadenza)

Excerpts (1st violin):

Brahms:                    Symphony No. 4                           – Mvt I mm392 – End

– Mvt III Beginning – letter [B]

– Mvt. IV mm33 – letter [D]

Beethoven:              Symphony No. 9                         – Molto Vivace mm21 to letter [B]

– Lo stesso Tempo mm99-115

Debussy:                 La Mer                                         – Figure 19-20, 35-39

 

Mozart:                     Symphony No. 39                – Mvt I  Beg – mm14, mm26-mm142

– Mvt II Beg-mm28

– Mvt IV Beg-mm105

Mendelssohn:         Midsummer Night’s Dream          – Scherzo

Prokofiev:                Romeo and Juliet                            – Death of Tybalt – 1st page

Strauss:                     Don Juan                                          – 1st page

Tchaikovsky:            Nutcracker                                       – Overture

SIGHT READING

 

 

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