Rehearsal Plan for Sunday, April 23 | MYS S.O.

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Plan for Sunday 4/23, 4pm-7pm

@ The Melody Event Center (615 SE Alder St., Portland OR)

(Percussionists: You’ll be with Kevin for half of the time)

  • 4:00pm-4:45pm – Stuppler
  • 4:45pm-5:30pm – Mayer
  • (break)
  • 5:45pm-7:00pm – Bernstein
    • Scherzo (m. 347 to m. 399)
    • Cool and Rumble (m. 581 to m. 812)


Adding two rehearsal dates for strings

Based on how rehearsals have gone so far, we’re adding two rehearsal dates for strings. Both of these rehearsals will be at the MYS Office (4800 S Macadam Ave.), from 6:30pm to 9:00pm:

  • Tuesday, May 2nd, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday, May 11th, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Time change for May 14th rehearsal

Because of an MYS Community Concert taking place on 5/14 at 4pm, we are moving Symphony Orchestra rehearsal to 7:00pm-9:30pm.

Concert week evening rehearsals will be at The Melody

Wednesday, 5/17 and Thursday, 5/18 rehearsals will be at The Melody.

UPDATED document with all current rehearsal information

All the changes outlined above are included in the document linked here.

Reference Recordings



Part Assignments

Part assignments for all pieces can be accessed here. Please let me know if you spot any errors. Assignments are subject to change.

Thank you, and see you Sunday 4/23!

Dr. G. 

Rehearsal Plan for 3/19 | MYS S.O.

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REHEARSAL PLAN FOR MARCH 19, 2023 (sectionals!)

@ The Melody

  • 4:00pm-4:55pm – tutti (see parts assignments for detailed instrumentation. No low brass for concertos — if you don’t play the concertos you can come at 5pm)
    • Mozart Piano Concerto
    • Beethoven Piano Concerto
  • 5:05pm-5:55pm – sectionals (Faust Overture)
    • Violins & violas with me
    • Cellos & basses with David Eby
    • Winds and brass with Tristan Weitkamp
  • 6:05pm-7:00pm – sectionals (Faust Overture)
    • All strings with me
    • Woodwinds with Karen Wagner
    • Brass with JáTtik Clark

Part Assignments

I’m waiting on “leadership auditions” to create Bernstein assignments. Assignments for Faust Overture and the piano concertos can be accessed here.

LEADERSHIP AUDITIONS (optional) due March 24

I will hold voluntary leadership auditions this term for principal chairs. Record a video of 2 minutes (minimum) of your best playing. Any repertoire. Send to me directly by e-mail.


Go to our full season schedule here. Please mark your calendars very carefully for this term. Please note our weeknight and Saturday rehearsals on concert week.

Thank you, and see you Sunday!

Dr. G. 

12/4 Rehearsal Plan | MYS S.O.

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Hi everybody! I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. I very much look forward to seeing you all this coming Sunday (12/4), at our regular venue and rehearsal time.

We have a little bit of catching up to do, as we missed our 11/20 rehearsal. Below is our rehearsal plan.

Rehearsal Plan for Sunday, 12/4

(percussion: click here to check your plan on our “MYS Percussion Corner”)

  • Debrief about 11/13 concert
  • Read Margot Pullen’s 2nd draft (for March 5 concert)
  • Watch Eric Carle short films (for January 8 concert)

— break —

  • Project Back Pocket!! (2 volunteers)
  • Read through Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Read through Wallace and Gromit
  • Read through “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “The Mixed-Up Chameleon”

REMINDER: don’t forget to practice what we did in the last rehearsal during the first half of your week. Then, after Tuesday, you can focus on what we’re doing at the next rehearsal.

Part Assignments

Click here to go to the blog post that contains part assignments for our January 8 concert


Go to our full season schedule here, and please make sure you can make the additional rehearsals on January 5, 6 and 7.

Thank you, and happy practicing!

Dr. G.