Senior Symphony Members

Welcome!

CONCERT DRESS REQUIREMENTS

SENIOR SYMPHONY CONCERTO COMPETITION

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SEATING AND PART ASSIGNMENTS

Welcome Concert

String Seating

Wind, Brass, Percussion Assignments

Play Your Part/Founders Concerts

String Assignments

Wind Brass Percussion Assignments

2021-22 SCHEDULE

weekly rehearsals

New in 2021-22! Senior Symphony rehearses weekly on Mondays, 5:30 pm-8:45 pm, at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St., Milwaukee.

FULL SCHEDULE

Click here for 2021-22 schedule (rev. 9.14.21).

PARTS

2021-22 REPERTOIRE AND RECORDINGS

Welcome Concerts: Thurs., Sept. 9 & Mon., Sept. 13, 2021

William Walton (1902-1983), Spitfire Prelude (4’)

Instrumentation: 2 fl (2nd+picc), ob, 2 cl (in B-flat), bn, 4 2 3 1, timp, 1 perc (s drum, cymb, bell), hp, str

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Hungarian Dance No. 5 (4’)

Instrumentation: 2*222-4230*-tmp

Aaron Copland (1900-1990), “Hoe Down” from the Ballet Rodeo (4’)

2 recordings: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYdDYSTEuWo and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v40IjawyW2k

Instrumentation: 3332-4331 – Timp+4 Piano

Play Your Part: Sun., Oct. 24, 2021

William Walton (1902-1983), Spitfire Prelude (4’)

Instrumentation: 2 fl (2nd+picc), ob, 2 cl (in B-flat), bn, 4 2 3 1, timp, 1 perc (s drum, cymb, bell), hp, str

Howard Shore (1946-)/arr. John Whitney, Lord of the Rings Concert Suite (11′)

Instrumentation: 3232-4331-timp-perc-str

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), Symphonie fantastique, mvt. V “Dream of the Witches Sabbath” (10’)

Instrumentation: 2*2*2*4—4431* 2Timp & Perc- bd, cym,sd, low bells(Chimes)

Founders Concert: Sat., Nov. 6, 2021

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), Romeo and Juliet from Suite 1 and 2, op. 64

Suite 1, I.  “Folk Dance” or “Dance of the People” (4’)

Instrumentation: 3*3*2*3* (Sax)-4231-Timp,Cym,Tamb,Tri,BD, Xyl, Glock—Harp, Piano

Suite 2, I. “Montagues and Capulets” (5’)

Instrumentation: 3*3*3*3* (Sax)- 4331- Timp,Snare,Cym,BD-Harp, Piano/Celeste

Suite 2, VII. “Romeo at the Grave of Juliet” (6’)

Instrumentation: 3*3*3*3* (Sax)- 4331- Timp,Snare,Cym,BD-Harp, Piano/Celeste

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), October, Symphonic Poem, Op. 131 (1967) (13’)

Instrumentation: 2+pic.2+ca.32+cbn/4331/timp.perc/str

Intermission

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943), Piano Concerto, No. 2, Pp. 18 in C Minor (33’)

Instrumentation: 2222-4231- tmp+2

                John Schindler, Piano

  1. Moderato
  2. Adagio sostenuto
  3. Allegro scherzando

MESSAGES FROM Mr. Simmons

Look Ahead: Assignments and Schedule 9/20-10/4

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Look Ahead: Assignments and Schedule 9/20-10/4

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Thank you; Welcome Concert & Sectionals on Monday

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See you Wednesday – please review details for this week

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