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  • Required Video Audition Repertoire

    There will be no live auditions for the 2020 New York String Orchestra Seminar.

    Your audition video must be no longer than 15 minutes and no larger than 500 MB.

    You must play the video audition repertoire in the order listed below, without stopping or editing.

    We will provide excerpt links on September 21, 2020.

    Violin - one video of the repertoire listed below in order, played without stopping or editing

    Viola - one video of the repertoire listed below in order, played without stopping or editing

    • Exposition of the first movement of a major concerto of choice
    • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream, first page of the scherzo (Beginning - to Letter D)
    • Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
      • Movement I. Opening – m. 27; mm. 334 – 347
      • Movement III. Opening – m. 35; mm. 73 – 93
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"
      • Movement I. m. 19 – Letter D; mm. 130 – 142; m. 161 (allegro vivo) to 2nd of K
      • Movement II. m. 17 – Letter A
      • Movement III. 1 bar before Letter B to 7 after Letter C; m. 46 to 3 after Letter H; m. 214 to Letter Bb; Letter Kk to end
      • Movement IV. Letter E to m. 82

    Cello - one video of the repertoire listed below in order, played without stopping or editing

    • Exposition of the first movement of a major concerto of choice
    • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream, first page of the scherzo (Beginning - to Letter D)
    • Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
      • Movement I. Opening – m. 41; mm. 334 – 347; mm. 451 – 460; mm. 495 – 525
      • Movement III. mm. 59 – 82
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"
      • Movement I. 3 before Letter A to m. 69; m. 89 to m. 101
      • Movement II. Opening to m. 32
      • Movement III. m. 40 to Letter M; Letter X to Letter Y; Letter Gg to end
      • Movement IV. mm. 55 – 81; 1 before Letter G to Letter I

    Bass - one video of the repertoire listed below in order, played without stopping or editing

    • One movement of choice from any Suite for Solo Cello by J. S. Bach
    • One movement from a contrasting solo work of choice
    • Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
      • Movement I. mm. 6 – 57; mm. 336 – 363
      • Movement III. mm. 191 – 221
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"
      • Movement I. mm. 58 – 67; mm. 174 – 187
      • Movement III. mm. 72 – 96
    • Mozart: Symphony No. 40
      • Movement I: mm. 114 – 138

    Flute - flute players my choose to edit previously performed solo works onto the beginning of the excerpts that must be played in order without stopping or editing

    • A work by J.S. Bach of choice
    • A contrasting solo work of choice
    • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream, scherzo (solo at the end)
    • Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
      • Movement I. mm. 363 – 399; skip the long rest
      • Movement III. mm. 9 – 37
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”
      • Movement I. mm. 23 – 28, mm. 101 – 108
      • Movement III. mm. 322 – end
      • Movement IV. Beginning – m. 18

    Oboe - one video of the repertoire listed below in order, played without stopping or editing

    • A work by J.S. Bach of choice
    • A contrasting solo work of choice
    • Rossini: La scala di seta overture, Andantino solo (m. 5 – No. 1); Allegro solo (pickup to No. 2 – No. 3)
    • Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
      • Movement I. mm. 9 – 67, mm. 198 – 206, mm. 535 – 547
      • Movement II. Opening – 32 (solo)
      • Movement III. mm. 273 – 310
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"
      • Movement II: mm. 9 - 48 (no repeat)

    Clarinet - one video of the repertoire listed below in order, played without stopping or editing

    • Mozart: Clarinet Concerto Movement II. Opening – m. 54
    • Contrasting solo of choice
    • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream, scherzo (first page)
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”
      • Movement I. 5th measure of B - 7th measure of C, 8th measure of G - 15th measure of G, 3rd measure of I - 2nd measure of K, T - first measure of Andante Mosso
      • Movement III. 2 before H – I

    Bassoon - one video of the repertoire listed below in order, played without stopping or editing

    • Mozart: Concerto for Bassoon K. 191: Mvt. I exposition and Mvt. II exposition
    • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro, overture, m. 139 – 171
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”
      • Movement I. m. 1 – 12
    • Ravel: Bolero: bassoon solo
    • Stravinsky: Rite of Spring: Opening to Reh. 13

    Horn - one video of the repertoire listed below in order, played without stopping or editing

    • Mozart: Choose either the Horn Concerto No. 2 or Horn Concerto No. 4. Prepare the exposition from both Movement 1 and Movement 2
      • (Concerto No. 2 second movement measures are beginning - m. 52 and Concerto No. 4 beginning - m. 46)
    • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, opening calls
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, Op. 64
      • Movement II. mm. 9 – 28
    • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, opening
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, low tutti
    • Wagner: Siegfried, short call


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