Senior Symphony! Sunday & Monday Rehearsals – Woohoo!

Hello, Orchestra!

Terrific work this past Monday, everyone. Thank you! That was super complicated and kinda fun. Please review and practice what you haven’t mastered. Over the next couple weeks on the Higdon, we’ll start using those Chinese reflex bells and the tuned water goblets going, too.  Should be neat!

Please remember we’ll meet in full orchestra this Sunday, and then the pros are coming to work with all sections on Monday–we’ll have a full orchestra run in the final hour. Schedules are below:

Rehearsal Schedules

Sunday, October 8

12:50 – Report

1:00 – Camille Saint-Saëns, Symphony No.3 in C minor (“Organ”) op.78 (1886)

2:00 – Break

2:10 – Jennifer Higdon, Blue Cathedral

2:40 – Engelbert Humperdinck, Evening Prayer and Dream Pantomime

3:00 – Rehearsal End


Monday, October 9

5:20 –  Report to Sectionals (Depending the section and inclination of the coach and student section leaders, I suggest the first 45 minutes be spent on areas in the Saint-Saëns, and the 6:30-7:30 divided in three 20-minute increments on the remaining pieces.)

5:30 – Sectionals with professional coaches

  • Violin 1 Mike Giacobassi
  • Violin 2 Alex Ayers
  • Viola Erin Pipal
  • Cello Ravenna Helson
  • Bass John Babbitt
  • Woodwinds Kevin Pearl
  • Brass Don Sipe
  • Percussion
  • Ben Haimann 5:30 – 6:30
  • Tobie Wilkinson 6:30 – 7:30

7:30 – BREAK

7:45 – Jennifer Higdon, Blue Cathedral

8:00 – Camille Saint-Saëns, Symphony No.3 in C minor (“Organ”) op.78 (1886)

8:45 – Rehearsal ends

Next: A question for you? Do you like this line up for our November 5, 12:40 pm Play Your Part concert performance? I think we should keep the heavy hitters (Higdon and Saint-Saëns) for our Saturday, November 11 concert.

Malcolm Arnold, Four Cornish Dances, Op.91, I. Vivace

Joe Hisaishi, Water Traveller

John Powell, “Test Drive” from How To Train Your Dragon

Engelbert Humperdinck, Evening Prayer and Dream Pantomime 

Antonín Dvořák, Slavonic Dance, op. 46, no. 8

Best wishes for a wonderful remainder of your week!


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