Premiere Orchestra

Premiere Orchestra is an intermediate orchestra in the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra organization. The typical Premiere Orchestra student has had some private instruction and school ensemble experience and is working to improve technical proficiency.

Premiere Orchestra introduces young musicians to full orchestral instrumentation (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion) with repertoire that appropriately challenges their experience level. Past works performed include Brahms’s Hungarian Dances 5 & 6, Vaughan Williams’s Rhosymedre, and Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia No. 7 in D minor.

Sample of Premiere Orchestra:

Conductor: David Drassal

David Drassal holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central Washington University, where he is currently working on his Master’s degree. Mr. Drassal currently teaches orchestra at Tyee Middle School in the Bellevue School District. Learn more.

Contact David Drassal at premiere@byso.org

Messages from the Conductor

    SPRING QUARTER 2019
  • CONCERT- MONDAY, MAY 13
    • 6:15- STUDENT ARRIVAL
    • 6:25- ON-STAGE WARM-UP
    • 7:00 PM- SAMMAMISH HIGH SCHOOL (same location as rehearsals)

 

  • New music for spring quarter, 2019:
    • Saint-Saens- March Militaire Francaise
    • Bach- Hymn and Finale
    • Calloway- Minnie the Moocher

—Seating Audition Spots for Spring Quarter 2019—

Seating auditions will be held on Monday, April 1st. You will be asked to perform one or two of the following passages of music. You coach will be listening for and adjudicating on the following:

·       Overall tone quality

·       Correct notes and rhythms

·       Appropriate style for the music, including bowing style

·       Phrasing and dynamics

·       Tempo and pulse control- as close to concert tempo as you can comfortably perform

 

Flute and Oboe:

·       March

o   Pickup to 17-18, 20-22

·       Bach

o   22-42, 42-56

·       Minnie

o   45-end

Clarinet:

·       March

o   1-2, 9-11

·       Bach

o   22-42, 42-56

·       Minnie

o   45-end

Trumpet/Horn:

·       March

o   1-2, 6-7, 22-23, last 8 bars

·       Bach

o   22-42, 42-54

·       Minnie

o   45-end

Bassoon

·       March

o   1-2, 4-5, 6-7, 21-22

·       Bach

o   22-42, 42-54

·       Minnie

o   45-end

Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola:

·       March

o   2-4, 7-9, 11-12, 17-18, 20-22

·       Bach

o   1-27, 42-54

·       Minnie

o   1-14, 45-end

Cello and Bass:

·       March

o   2-4, 6-7, 7-9, 16-18

·       Bach

o   1-27, 42-54

·       Minnie

o   1-14, 45-end

**Please arrive at rehearsals 10 minutes PRIOR to start time**

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