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 Master's and Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Central Washington University. 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

WELCOME TO THE 2019-2020 SEASON!

 

CONCERT- MARCH 9, 2020- BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL PAC

  • ARRIVAL TIME- 6:00 PM
  • ON STAGE REHEARSAL- 6:20-6:50
  • CONCERT STARTS- 7:00 PM

 

Winter Quarter- January-March 2020

  • Program:
    • Sarabande and Allegro- Corelli
    • Hungarian Dance No. 6- Brahms

 

  • SEATING AUDITION SPOTS FOR FEBRUARY 1, 2020

 

  • 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:

    • Allegro 36-55, 89-end
    • Nocturne 16-27, 42-50, 64-80
    • Hungarian Dance 22-40, 43-59

    Oboe:

    • Allegro 36-55, 89-end
    • Nocturne 16-27, 42-50, 64-80
    • Hungarian Dance 22-40, 43-59

    Clarinet:

    • Allegro 41-64
    • Nocturne 1-17, 38-50
    • Hungarian Dance 22-40, 43-59

    Trumpet:

    • Allegro 25-30, 97-end
    • Nocturne 1-17, 26-35, 55-76
    • Hungarian Dance 22-30, 116-128

    Violin 1 and 2

    • Allegro 18-29, 89-end
    • Nocturne 16-27, 43-50
    • Hungarian Dance 22-40, 116-end

    Viola:

    • Allegro 18-29, 89-end
    • Nocturne 16-27, 43-50
    • Hungarian Dance 22-40, 116-end

    Cello

    • Allegro 18-29, 89-end
    • Nocturne 16-27, 43-50
    • Hungarian Dance 22-40, 116-end

    Bass

    • Allegro 18-29, 89-end
    • Nocturne 16-27, 43-50
    • Hungarian Dance 22-40, 116-end

 

  • Tempo Markings for your home practice:
    • Sarabande- Quarter note = 60
    • Allegro- Quarter note = 120
    • Nocturne- Quarter note = 72
    • Hungarian Dance-
      • Moderato sections- Quarter note = 76
      • Vivo sections- Quarter note = 140
      • Allegro at measure 22- Quarter note = 140
      • Maestoso at measure 43- Quarter note =120
      • Allegro at 96 to the end- Quarter note = 124

Sponsors & Partners