Take a Look, Please–Today’s Senior Symphony Rehearsal!

It’s MYSO Monday, Senior Symphony!

I am looking forward to rehearsing with you later today and can’t wait to see you!  Happy New Year.

First things first, though. Are you unhealthy or have you been exposed to Covid?  If either of those are true, best to stay at home this evening and follow safety protocols, please. Take care of the health and happiness of the orchestra!

Now I imagine most of you are ready to go, so we’ll plan to make some good progress tonight.  The MYSO alumni event was postponed, so it’s just us tonight which is kind of nice.  We have 7 rehearsals before our first performance of this music. I’ve made some adjustments to the schedule I sent last a couple weeks ago, so please review what we are doing today and next Sunday’s rehearsal. After this evening we will likely continue in full orchestra through the school day concerts on Tuesday, February 8, and our main performance on Saturday February 12.

Very best,


Today! Monday, January 3

5:20 – Report

5:30 – Sectionals—Section leaders, please review (10-15 mins each) the tricky sections in Verge, School for Scandal, and Sibelius.

6:20 – Break

6:30 – Full Orchestra

Fitz Rogers, Verge

Price, Shadow of Ethiopia in America

7:30 – Break

7:45 – Sibelius, Symphony No. 1, all movements

8:45 – End

Saturday, January 8          Concerto Competition (Best Wishes to Everyone!)

Sunday! January 9 Full Orchestra REHEARSAL

1:00 – Fitz Rogers, Verge

1:30 – Jean Sibelius,        Symphony no. 1

3:00 –  END

Monday, January 10

5:20 – Report

5:30 – Barber, School for Scandal

6:10 – Fitz Rogers, Verge

6:50 – Break

7:05 – Price, Shadow of Ethiopia in America

7:40 – Break

7:55 – Jean Sibelius, Symphony no. 1

8:45 – End

Music and Assignments

You should already have your music, but you can find music, assignments, and sample recordings on the Senior Symphony Ensemble Member Page at myso.org .  Remember to scroll down a bit to see all that’s there-there’s a bunch!

Access it by logging in with:

Username: mysomember

Password: myso2122


Sounds of a Century: Saturday, February 12, 2022

7 pm, Wilson Center

John Fitz Rogers, Verge (9’)

Instrumentation: 2 (2nd also picc), 2, 2, 2 / 4,3,2,1 / timp + 3 perc / hrp / str

Florence Price (1887-1953), Ethiopia’s Shadow in America (12′)

Instrumentation: 2222-4321 /timp-4perc/str

Samuel Barber (1910-1981), Overture to The School for Scandal (1931) (8’)

Instrumentation: 3*3*3*2-4331-timp +3 hp-strings


Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), Symphony no. 1, op. 39 in E minor (38’)

  1. Andante, ma non troppo – Allegro energico
  2. Andante, ma non troppo lento
  3. Scherzo: Allegro
  4. Finale (quasi una fantasia)

Instrumentation: 2*222-4331-Timp +2 Hp Strings

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