Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra to Hold Auditions

Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra to Hold Auditions

High school student musicians invited to audition to be part of 2017-2018 season

Auditions for Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra for the 2017-2018 season will be held at the School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from 4:00-6:15 pm; Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 4:00-10:00 pm; and Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 8:00-10:00 pm.

The Festival Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra for high school students at the highest level of technical ability and musical artistry. Lauded as one of the finest high school orchestras in the United States by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Festival Orchestra is open, by audition, to students in grades 9-12, regardless of where they study music.

Under the direction of Conductor Jun Nakabayashi, the Festival Orchestra performs four concerts annually; two are with guest artists of international stature in full-length concerto performances. The final concert of the season is held at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. Members participate in the New York Philharmonic Academy Jr. Program which includes attending a New York Philharmonic rehearsal and post-rehearsal discussion at Lincoln Center and an evening of sectional coaching at the School by members of the Philharmonic.

Repertoire for the 2017-2018 season includes:
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture and Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”
Haydn: Cello Concerto in D
Mahler: Adagietto
Milhaud: Chamber Symphony No.2 and No.3
Mozart: Flute Concerto in G
Rossini: Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Repertoire subject to change.

2017-2018 Concert Dates:
December 9, 2017
March 11, 2018
May 20, 2018
June 9, 2018

Audition requirements:
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 and percussion applicants must perform a demonstration of rolls; a rudimentary solo of choice; and prepared excerpts. Excerpts will be provided when an audition time is scheduled.

For additional information, or to schedule an audition:
To schedule an audition, contact Orchestra Manager Mark Kushnir at 845-429-1032 or e-mail festival.orchestra@gmail.com.

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:
One of Westchester County’s most cherished and active cultural resources, Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and outreach. The School will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2019-2020.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hoff-Barthelson Music School
25 School Lane
Scarsdale, New York 10583
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Times: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Presenter Phone: 914-723-1169
Presenter Website: www.hbms.org