Rehearsal plan for CONCERT WEEK | MYS Symphony Orchestra

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COUNTDOWN before concert (as of Tuesday, November 7):

5 days!

Hi everybody,

Great work on Sunday. CONCERT WEEK is here!! Our evening rehearsals leading up to the concert are extremely important. Please practice very strategically this week, and if you’ve already let me know that you can’t make one or several weeknight rehearsals, PLEASE practice EXTRA hard. A few important announcements below.

  • We now have (truly) final parts for the YCP piece. I’ve also bowed the string parts. We’ve simplified some rhythms here and there, added some missing details (trills, etc), clarified dynamics, and fixed some enharmonic spelling issues. We will hand out hard copies of these new parts on Thursday evening. However, if you’d like to download or print a practice part before then, you can find them here.
  • The week after our concert (Sunday, November 19), rehearsal will be for STRINGS ONLY. That’s WIBC weekend, so too many winds/brass/percussion musicians will be missing anyway. This will also be the first rehearsal for new repertoire for our January 9 concert. PDF parts will be distributed in advance.
  • On Saturday evening (our final rehearsal before Sunday), YCP staff will bring recording equipment to rehearsal to record Music for an Imaginary Cartoon. This will be our backup recording in case something unexpected happens on Sunday at the Schnitz.

Recap: 11/05/23

  • 4pm-5:35pm: YCP
  • 5:50pm-7:00pm:
    • Mussorgsky
    • Dukas
    • Beauty and the Beast
    • “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid

Rehearsal plan for CONCERT WEEK

(subject to change! check this page for latest information)

Thursday, 11/9, 7:00pm-9:30pm

  • 7:00pm: Totoro
  • 7:20pm: Dukas
  • 8:15pm: break
  • 8:30pm: Beauty and The Beast
  • 9:00pm: Little Mermaid

Friday, 11/10, 7:00pm-9:30pm

  • 7:00pm: Poor Unfortunate Souls (with Zach)
  • 7:20pm: Music for an Imaginary Cartoon
  • 8:15pm: break
  • 8:30pm: Mussorgsky
  • 9:00pm: Dukas

Saturday, 11/11, 7:00pm-9:30pm

  • 7:00pm: Music for an Imaginary Cartoon (recording!!)
  • 7:30pm: Totoro
  • 7:45pm: Mussorgsky
  • 8:00pm: Beauty and the Beast
  • 8:15pm: break
  • 8:30pm: Little Mermaid
  • 8:45pm: Poor Unfortunate Souls (no Zach)
  • 9:00pm: Dukas

Sunday, 11/12, call time @ Schnitz: 5:00pm

  • Consult Call Sheet here.
  • 5:30pm-6:20pm: soundcheck rehearsal on stage
  • Concert order:
    • Mussorgsky
    • Music for an Imaginary Cartoon
    • Beauty and the Beast
    • Mermaid
    • Souls
    • Dukas
    • Totoro

Season Schedule

Consult our season schedule here.

On The Media

Happy practicing and see you Thursday!

Dr. G. 

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