Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra Holds Auditions for 2018-19 Season
Students invited to be a part of one of the finest high school orchestra’s in the United States!
Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to be a part of one of the finest high school orchestras in the United States! Auditions for the Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra will be held at the School on the following dates:
• Tuesday, May 8th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
• Wednesday, May 9th, 7:30 – 10:00 pm
• Wednesday, May 16th, 7:30 – 10:00 pm
• Wednesday, May 23rd, 7:30 – 10:00 pm
The Festival Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra for high school students at the highest level of technical ability and musical artistry. The Orchestra meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 – 9:30 pm and performs three concerts each year; the final concert of the season is held at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. Members of the Orchestra participate in the NY Philharmonic Academy Junior Program which includes attending a rehearsal and post-rehearsal discussion at Lincoln Center and an evening of sectional coaching at the School by members of the Philharmonic. Auditions are open to the public. Students not yet in high school, but who demonstrate exceptional ability and maturity may also audition.
Interested students or parents may contact the Orchestra’s Manager, Mark Kushnir at [email protected].
Applicants must perform a 2 minute section from a piece written for their instrument that is comparable to a NYSSMA Level 6 piece; scales; and prepared excerpts. Timpani applicants must perform a demonstration of rolls; a rudimentary solo of choice; and prepared excerpts. Excerpts can be downloaded at http://hbms.org/festival-orchestra.php.
Repertoire for the 2018-2019 season includes:
• Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style
• Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E
• Bizet: Symphony No. 1 in C
• Beethoven: Overture to Egmont
• Strauss: Oboe Concerto
• Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”
• Newly commissioned orchestration of Bach Prelude and Fugue
Repertoire subject to change.
2018-2019 Concert Dates:
• December 8, 2018
• March 9, 2019
• June 8, 2019
About the New York Philharmonic Academy Jr.:
Hoff-Barthelson Music School is the only music school in the tri-state area to have been selected by the New York Philharmonic as a partner in its Philharmonic Academy Jr. Program, which involves training of pre-college students by Philharmonic musicians in partnership with institutions in New York committed to strong orchestra programs.
About Hoff-Barthelson Music School:
Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and community service. With a faculty drawn from the region’s most talented teachers and performers, the School has long been one of Westchester County’s most cherished cultural resources. Whatever a student’s age or level of musical interest, HBMS’ diverse offerings provide the highest quality musical education, personally tailored to his or her specific passions and goals in a supportive and vibrant community.