Sinfonia

In-Person Rehearsals:
In-person rehearsals follow WA State DOH guidelines for schools. We are watching evolving School District and State COVID guidelines and will make changes accordingly. Click here for complete BYSO COVID Policy and Procedures.

BYSO FALL QUARTER 2022

CONCERT DETAILS FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 AT 7:00 PM

CALL TIME | 5:30 PM
All musicians should arrive promptly 5:30 pm. Please account for possible traffic delays. NOTE: call times for Sinfonia chamber groups are as follows:

  • Sinfonia String Quartet | 5:15 pm
  • Sinfonia Wind Quintet | 5:30 pm

LOCATION
This season’s Fall concert is at the famed Bastyr University Chapel (14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, WA 98028). Parking is free in the nearby parking lot.

COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS AS OF 10/31/2022
As per our COVID-19 Policy, BYSO will be adhering to COVID safety mandates dictated by Bastyr, which is as follows:

  • Students and volunteers wear masks backstage and in the greenroom.
  • Musicians on stage may choose to remove their mask during the performance, but must put their mask on back stage and in the audience.
  • All audience members are required to wear a mask at all times when in the audience.

If this policy changes, we will notify musicians and families immediately.

CONCERT ATTIRE
Be sure to check your ensemble’s concert attire requirements. Students must arrive wearing their concert clothing. They will not have a place to change later.

CONCERT DAY CHECK LIST

Bring…

  • Your instrument
  • Your music
  • A pencil
  • A water bottle for the greenroom
  • Do not bring a stand

VOLUNTEERS – WE NEED YOU!
Volunteers will be a vital part of a successful day at Bastyr for all of our students. We need volunteers to help with the check in process and with supporting ensembles during their dress rehearsals. You will be able to get to know the students, see their dress rehearsal process, see the incredible Bastyr University Chapel from a musician’s perspective, and reserve your seat in the hall early! Click here to sign up now! 


FALL QUARTER 2022 DETAILS

Rehearsals Fall Quarter Dates
Mondays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm September 26 – November 14, 2022
Rehearsal Location Drop Off/ Pick Up
Overlake Christian Church  Please plan on prompt drop off and pick up to
9900 Willows Rd NE avoid congestion. Note: entrance to building is past a
Redmond, WA 98052 very long parking lot.
Fall Retreat Saturday, October 15 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location Drop Off/Pick Up
Odle Middle School Parking lot and street parking are available. Plan
502 143rd Ave NE on prompt drop off and pick up to avoid
Bellevue, WA 98007 congestion.
Fall Concert | Highlight Monday, November 21 at 7:00 pm
Bastyr Chapel Check below for call times.
14500 Juanita Dr NE Parking is free at the venue.
Kenmore, WA 98028

Student Checklist

  • Bring a music stand
  • Bring a pencil
  • Print your sheet music prior to first rehearsal (using link at top of this page) and bring with you to rehearsal
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of rehearsal to ensure you are in your chair and ready to play at the start of rehearsal
  • Have fun!

For a full list of BYSO’s 22-23 Season dates, including Winter and Spring rehearsals and concerts, visit our calendar.


About

Sinfonia is an advanced intermediate orchestra in the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra organization. Sinfonia employs full symphonic instrumentation (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion). The typical Sinfonia student has had some private instruction and school ensemble experience and is developing solid technical skills and musical understanding.

Sinfonia provides advancing students the opportunity to perform challenging literature for full orchestra. Past works performed include Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture, and Barroso’s Aquarela do Brazil.

Conductor: Barney Blough

Barney Blough holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance and a Master of Music Education degree from Central Washington University, a Teaching Certificate from Seattle Pacific University, and a Professional Certificate from Pacific Lutheran University. He has served as Music Director of the Seattle Chamber Orchestra, Assistant Conductor of the Rainier Symphony, and Assistant Conductor of the Lake Union Civic Orchestra. Learn more.

Contact Barney Blough at sinfonia@byso.org

Messages from the Conductor

Fall Seating Auditions will take place at the BYSO Sinfonia retreat on Saturday, October 15. Attendance at the retreat is required, and there will be no make-up auditions. Those who do not audition at the retreat will be seated at the back of the section. Be sure to practice your individual part with careful attention to detail (including articulations) and to the musical aspects of the piece (dynamics, phrasing, etc.).  You should also to listen to professional recordings for a guide to tempo and style. The audition material will be chosen from the following selections:

Flute:

Academic Festival Overture: 41-60, 108-130, 147-end

Ashokan Farewell: 32-49

Farandole: Beg.-B, D-F, K-M, P-end

Oboe:

Academic Festival Overture: 41-60, 131-147, 147-end

Ashokan Farewell: 32-49

Farandole: Beg.-B, D-F, K-M, P-end

Clarinet:

Academic Festival Overture Cl. 1: 8-14; 33-46; 50-60; 62-77; 103-134; 135-146

Academic Festival Overture Cl2: 5-14; 42-55; 62-75; 78-84; 103-124; 129-143; 160-164

Ashokan Farewell: 32-48

Farandole: B-D; 8 after K-M; P-end

Horn:

Academic Festival Overture: 17-45, 55-70, 108-116, 130-147, 147-end

Ashokan Farewell: 33-49

Farandole:  Beg.-B, 8 after H-J, L-M, M-O, P-end

Trumpet:

Academic Festival Overture: 28-44, 147-end

Ashokan Farewell: 33-49

Farandole:  Beg.-A, L-M, M-O, P-end

Trombone:

Academic Festival Overture: 25-42, 147-end

Ashokan Farewell: 33-49

Farandole:  Beg.-A, L-M, O-end

Violin I:

Academic Festival Overture: 39-44, 60-75, 108-124, 147-end

Ashokan Farewell: Violin solo 1-33

Farandole: Beg. To A, 1 before F to G, 4 before K to 6 before N, 3 after P to end

Violin II:

Academic Festival Overture: 42-56, 124-134, 134-140

Ashokan Farewell: 17-33

Farandole: C-D, Arco after H-J, K-M, P-end

Viola:

Academic Festival Overture: 63-86, 120-146, 147-end

Ashokan Farewell: 41-58

Farandole: Beg.-B, O-end

Cello:

Academic Festival Overture: 7-14, 17-24, 66-76, 160-168, 147-end

Ashokan Farewell: 1-10

Farandole: A-B, K-M, P-end

Bass:

Academic Festival Overture: Beg.-15, 42-60, 85-124, 124-147, 147-end

Ashokan Farewell: 33-58

Farandole: Beg.-A, 4 before K-M, P-end

 

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