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The Northwest Sinfonietta announces string auditions

Positions to be filled effective 2007-2008 Season
1 Assistant Concertmaster
1 Violin I
1 Violin II
1 Viola

Per-service fee
Assistant Concertmaster: $142
Section violin and viola: $114

Date
August 20, 2007 (all day)

Location
Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma.
(Go to www.ups.edu) for directions

Repertoire list
Violin
-Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream, Scherzo, page 1
-Mozart: Symphony #39 in E-flat, Finale - page 1
-Beethoven: Symphony #9, 3rd movement (Adagio molto), 99-114 (in 12/8 time)
-Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, 1st movement, beginning to H (no.12)

For Assistant Concertmaster position add:
-Brahms: Symphony #1, Andante Sostenuto, violin solo

Viola
-Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, 2nd movement, beginning to 10, 49-59, 98-106;
and 3rd movement, 146-160, 169-197
-Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream, Scherzo (B-D)
-Mozart: Symphony No. 35 K. 385, 1st movement 41-66; Finale 134-182
-Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, 1st movement (H-J).

Note: This audition will consist of 2 (possibly 3) rounds including a blind first round. This audition is by invitation only. To apply, please submit resume to:

Northwest Sinfonietta
Auditions 2007
Po Box 1154
Tacoma, WA 98401-1154

For more information on the NS 07-08 season visit: www.orchestraexperience.com.


THE NORTHWEST SINFONIETTA
"The most innovatively intimate classical orchestra experience"

Presents

3 Concertos
3 centuries, 1 orchestra, 1 cellist

An extraordinary event featuring the 23 year-old principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony, Joshua Roman performing 3 major concertos in 1 program!

Haydn: Cello Concerto in D
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto in E flat
Joshua Roman, cellist
Christophe Chagnard, conductor

Saturday, July 7th - 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 8th - 3 pm
TOWN HALL, Seattle (8th and Seneca)

Saturday, September 8th - 8 pm
RIALTO THEATER, Tacoma

Tickets: $25 regular (festival seating)
$100 V.I.P. includes preferred reserved seating and a meet-the-musicians post-concert party on July 7th and September 8th, and post-concert BBQ on July 8th

Call Toll free: 888 356 6040
or visit: www.brownpapertickets.com

For a detail bio of Joshua Roman go to: www.joshuaroman.net

"Performing three major concertos in one concert is a fascinating feat of technical bravura, musical vision and sheer endurance which could easily turn into an overblown exploit if it was not for the extraordinary and fearless artistry of Joshua Roman. Few cellists would undertake such daring journey, and I am thrilled to share this unique event with a genuine and generous artist who will, no doubt, leave his distinct mark on our century." Christophe Chagnard


 

 

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2007 Northwest Sinfonietta Youth Concerto Competition

The Northwest Sinfonietta is proud to announce the winners of the 2007 Youth Concerto Competition - Congratulations!

First Prize
Julian Schwarz, cello
Age 16, Seattle

Second Prize
Sojung Yi, flute
Age 16, Woodinville

Third Prize
Margaret Shelton, harp
Age 18, Puyallup

The Northwest Sinfonietta wishes to thank all those who participated in this year's competition.

PURPOSE
Tacoma's premier professional orchestra, the Northwest Sinfonietta, presents the twelfth edition of its Youth Concerto Competition. Its purpose is to provide inspiration and performing experience to young musicians by inviting them to explore the chamber orchestra concerto repertoire. The First Prize Winner will be invited to perform with the Northwest Sinfonietta and will be awarded $500. The Second and Third Prize Winners will receive $300 and $200 respectively and will be invited to receive their award at the February 18, 2007 performance.

Thank you for your interest in our 2007 Youth Concerto Competition.

RULES
The competition is open to students performing on any wind, string, brass, harp or keyboard instrument. Organ and voice are not accepted. The candidates must be no more than 18 years of age by January 20, 2007 and must have resided in Pierce, King, Kitsap, Thurston, Jefferson or Snohomish County a minimum of 6 months. Applicants will be required to:
1) Prepare one or more movements from a concerto, suite or substantive orchestral piece.
(Total duration not to exceed 30 minutes.)
2) Send in a pre-audition CD or tape
3) Audition in person if selected. (Memorization is optional.)
(The audition maximum time will be 15 minutes.)



For more information call: (253) 383 5344 or email at: info@nwsinfonietta.com

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