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Welcome to Full Online Orchestra!

Full Online Orchestra Zoom Meeting Link
Time: This is a recurring meeting every Monday night from 7:30 – 8:30
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 920 658 7770
Passcode: BYSO

Here is the backing track that you will watch and listen to while you record. You will find it helpful to practice with this video recording because it has a conductor and voice cues to let you know things like when to start, and when to slow down. Practice with this recording frequently, following the conductor and matching the style, rhythm, articulation, phrasing, and intonation that you hear on the recording: Waltz of the Flowers Backing Track.

Here is the actual recording that the dancers listen to while they rehearse. It’s the same recording that I used for the backing track, and we want to sound as close to this as we possibly can. Listen to this recording over and over, many many times and pay close attention to the style, tempo, articulation, phrasing, etc. ECB’s Waltz of the Flowers Rehearsal Recording

Our Second Group Meeting on October 12
In case you missed our second meeting, here is a video recording from Zoom: Meeting No. 2 on October 12. The Passcode is 8=cjGt+v

Our First Group Meeting On October 7
In case you missed our first meeting, here is a video recording from Zoom: Meeting No. 1 on October 5. The Passcode is FSB&0SBt

Scroll down to the bottom of this page for violin, woodwind, and brass part assignments and to download your part.

Waltz of the Flowers Project Description
The Full Online Orchestra Online will be recording the Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. We will be collaborating with the Evergreen City Ballet for their production of a Nutcracker movie. You can see a past performance by the Evergreen City Ballet at this link: Waltz of the Flowers – Evergreen City Ballet. Our recording will be used by the dancers in rehearsal and for the final performance in the movie. The final video will included side-by-side and blended images of the musicians and the dancers.

BYSO students will record their parts as if they were in a professional recording studio. Performance tips will be provided by our coaches in sectionals, and students will be expected to practice their parts thoroughly before they begin recording. Specific instructions for recording both audio and video will be provided in rehearsals.

Here is a brief overview of the recording process. A click track will be used to help us play in the same tempo so our final recordings can be merged together seamlessly. The click track will also include a backing track, which is a model recording that will help us play in tune, with correct rhythm, articulation, and dynamics.

Students will need to have two devices in order to record their parts: a computer to listen to the click track, and a cell phone to record on. They will listen to the click track on their headphones while recording the audio and video of their performance on their phone. They can prop their phone on a table or shelf to record, but they will get the best results if they use a selfie stick attached to a camera tripod. More details will be provided in rehearsal as we prepare to begin recording.

Download Parts
Parts can be downloaded here: Waltz of the Flowers.

Part Assignments

Elisa Kim Flute 1
Claire Wei Flute 1
Yixin Zhang Flute 1
Eunjin Kang Flute 2
Erik Larson Flute 2
Emily Zhang Flute 2
Marisa Joanou Clarinet 1
Bryan Kuo Clarinet 1
Qitian (Bill) Zhang Clarinet 1
Anson Chen Clarinet 2
Annie Shin Clarinet 2
Angela Su Clarinet 2
Pinakin Kanade Bassoon 1
Madeline Zhang Bassoon 2
Katherine Barnhart Horn 1
Ethan Pang Trumpet 1
Levi Polsky Trumpet 2
Zhiyue Han Trombone 1
Aston Villasenor Trombone 3
John Chang Euphonium
Molly Keller Harp
Tara Bhagwat Violin 1
Andrea Chen Violin 1
Michael Kong Violin 1
Jolyn Lai Violin 1
Anderson Niu Violin 1
Eden Poon Violin 1
Prithvi Rangaswami Violin 1
Hannah Wang Violin 1
Gautham Ayer Violin 2
Cynthia Gao Violin 2
Michelle Kim Violin 2
Andrea Li Violin 2
Sophia (06) Li Violin 2
Yingying Luo Violin 2
Vidya Namuduri Violin 2
Avery Su Violin 2
Wenjie Xiao Violin 2
Eric Ye Violin 2
Anton Chebotaryov Violin 3
Varnika Dokka Violin 3
Veena Namuduri Violin 3
Sophia Roche Violin 3
Vidwath Sandeep Violin 3
Tillie Yang Violin 3
Yuzhu Guo Viola
Yu-Hsuan Hsu Viola
Alex Lan Viola
Trinity Lee Viola
Kenza Ngatchou Viola
Ui Min Oh Viola
Mallika Shah Viola
Abby Wong Viola
Canran Bian Cello
Megan Carver Cello
Natalie Kong Cello
Ethan Li Cello
Sophia Longcore Cello
Raphael Monserate Cello
Jayden Panganiban Cello
Lily Phaiphet Cello
Shivani Pradhan Cello
Reagan Sam Cello
Tiffany Song Cello
Keegan Wang Cello
Nathan Wong Cello
Rosie Yin Cello
Ava Oskouian Double Bass

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