Senior Symphony Assignments–Here’s Our Look Ahead for November 22

Hello, Senior Symphony!

I hope you had a good week—it was very nice to see you all on Monday! Would you please practice and prepare the following passages in Blue for this Monday, November 22? Thanks! Also please read to the bottom to be sure you have your music, recordings, and assignments.

Concertmasters, Principals, and Section Leaders should be prepared to guide your sections through all the following material on 11/22 between 5:30 and 7:30.  We will meet in full orchestra at 7:45 pm.

      • Samuel Barber, Overture to The School for Scandal
      • Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 1, mvt. 4 (3 if time)
      • John Fitz Rogers, Verge (yep!)

Have a really nice weekend. Please review and work on this music before this Monday.

Remember also that if you’d like to attend my Festival City Symphony concert in Bradley Symphony Center tomorrow at 2pm, it’s a complimentary concert and It would be a honor to have you there. Please note there are Covid protocols at the symphony center.  Concert Info here!



P.S. Strings: you will have a side by side with String Orchestras on Monday, November 29th when you are here.

Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion—please make sure to make yourselves available on (12/2) our Senior Symphony side by side rehearsal with the Wind Ensemble on Thursday, December 2. They are really looking forward to having you with them!

November 22

  • 5:20 – Report
  • 5:30-7:30 – Sectionals (Many Locations in the new spaces downstairs in the Garden Level)
    • Staff will be circulating through the sectionals if you have questions.
  • 1st Break – 6:30
    • Violin 1 – Studio 1
    • Violin 2 – Studio 2
    • Viola – Studio 3
    • Cello – Studio 6
    • Bass – Studio 4
    • Woodwind – Mozart
    • Brass – Conservatory Hall
    • Percussion – Youth Arts Hall
  • 2nd Break – 7:30
  • 7:45-8:45pm – Full Orchestra in Youth Arts Hall
    • Florence Price Parts 3 and 4
    •  Barber
    •  Verge
    •  Sibelius Mvt 4

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 .  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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