Hi, Senior Symphony! Concert Week: Rehearsals and Play Your Part

Good Afternoon, Senior Symphony!

You are AWESOME.

I hope you are doing well during your busy week! After Monday, I have to say I am really impressed with how the pieces are taking shape. We have a just couple rehearsals before the Play Your Part performance and then an additional three, plus Community Concerts, the week of our Angels and Cathedrals performance on Saturday, November 11.

We’ll have the organist with us on Monday, so please plan to be warmed up and ready to go at 5:30 on Monday, OK?

I am reviewing areas for additional rehearsal and ask that the Concertmasters and Principals do as well so that we cover your own areas of concerns as well.

Thanks for working on your fundraising–since my note on Monday we moved from 4th to 3rd place!!  Nice work!  We need to finish up in first place, of course, so everyone needs to address this, please. Remember that $10 counts toward the participation percentage and $150 is the minimum goal for each student in MYSO….cool stuff for folks who are able to raise more.  Thank you very much for taking your very precious time to address this. Everyone truly appreciates your and your family’s efforts.

Concerts are HERE, we really need everyone to attend the rehearsals. Please also make note to attend:

  • Friday, 11/3, and Sunday, 11/5 for our Dress Rehearsal and Play Your Part performances (details below).
  • Monday, 11/6 regular rehearsal
  • Wednesday, 11/8 rehearsal in advance of the Community Concerts and main performances
  • Performance at the Community Concerts on Thursday, 11/9, at MYAC and at Wauwatosa East High School
  • the Dress Rehearsal, Sound Check, and Concert times for Angels and Cathedrals program, 11/10 and 11/11.

Monday, October 30

  • 5:20 – Report to Full Orchestra
  • 5:30 – Tune and Announcements
  • 5:35 – Arnold, Four Cornish Dances, Mvt. I
  • 5:45 – Saint Saëns, Symphony No.3
  • 7:00 – Break
  • 7:15 –  Higdon, Blue Cathedral
  • 7:45 – Break
  • 7:55 – Humperdinck, Evening Prayer and Dream Pantomime
  • 8:15 – Hisaishi, Water Traveller
  • 8:30 – John Powell, “Test Drive” from How To Train Your Dragon | Antonín Dvořák,  Slavonic Dance No. 8
  • 8:45 – Rehearsal End

Friday, November 3

  • 4:20 – Report to Full Orchestra
    • Malcolm Arnold, Four Cornish Dances
    • 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
    • Saint Saëns, Symphony No. 3 (a few spots)

Program for the November 5, 12:40 pm, Play Your Part concert performance

  • 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

Thanks very much, everyone!


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