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Debut Orchestra Messages

10/13/2021

Mark your calendars! Our fall retreat will be Saturday, 10/23 at Lake Washington HS (12033 NE 80th St, Kirkland, WA 98033) from 12:30-3:30pm. Retreats are for rehearsing, but more importantly, for getting to know each other and having fun as an orchestra!

Seating Auditions: We will hold seating auditions at the retreat. Please let me know if your student will not be attending so we can make a plan for them to record and submit an audition. No prior noticed and/or no audition will result in being placed at the back of their section. Coaches will listen to students individually to help place them in the spot in their section that benefits the overall sound of the group. Students should make sure the spots listed below are well-prepared (posture/technique, bowing, tone, rhythmic accuracy, expression):

Violin 1:
Synergy, mm. 21-36
Variations on a Ground, mm. 33-37

Violin 2:
Synergy, mm. 13-21
Variations on a Ground, mm. 33-37

Viola:
Synergy, mm. 13-21
Variations on a Ground, Pick-up to m. 41-49 (Solo)

Cello:
Synergy, mm. 13-21
Variations on a Ground, Pick-up to m. 41-49 (Solo)
Spring, mm. 1-7

Bass:
Synergy, m. 95-end
Variations on a Ground, Pick-up to m. 9-17

10/3/2021

Thank you for participating in our Fall 2021 season. It’s so nice to be back rehearsing in person! Don’t forget to have your student bring their instrument, music, pencil, and a stand each week. They should also be practicing during the week and taking music to their private teachers for assistance.

Here are two important documents to help with each rehearsal:
Debut Practice Schedule Fall 2021
Debut Orchestra Expectations

Listening:
Variations on a Ground
Synergy

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