Friday, June 29, 2012

Last Night in Columbus

After a long (almost) two weeks in Columbus, MS, we will be traveling to Paducah, KY.  Highlights of this week have included:

*Swimming at the "lake", which was actually a muddy pond
*Swimming at a swimming pool at a citizen's house
*Shrimp boil with aligator sausage!
*Tons of individual practice time

We are all very grateful for the generosity of the citizens of Columbus, MS, and especially to Rufus, our extremely kind guide and organizer.

Now we will travel to Paducah, give concerts on Sunday morning and evening, rehearse Monday and Tuesday, and have the Fourth of July off.

I am quite sad because for Monday-Wednesday, we were going to go back to Pittsburgh to rehearse, but as of today, we are staying in Paducah.  Pittsburgh would have given me the opportunity to see my wonderful boyfriend, Justin.  Now I have to wait two more weeks to see him.  I guess I have to get used to this if I am going to finish school in Canada.  Luckily, school will only be eight months of separation.  I know people who have been apart because of school much longer.  It is still hard though.

Speaking of McGill, check out this orchestra audition list!  Yikes!  At least I have worked on everything in the past...

Mozart: Concerto for Oboe, K. 314, 1st movement

Bach, J.S.: Cantata no. 82 (“Ich habe genug”)
1. Aria; 2nd bar to downbeat of 4th bar of letter B

Beethoven: Symphony no. 3, op. 55 in E-flat major (“Eroica”)
Mov. II, complete
Mov. III, m. 7 to downbeat of m. 163
Mov. IV, bar before letter E to the end

Bizet: Symphony no. 1 in C major
Mov. II, 6 bars before no. 4 to the end
Mov. III, 4 bars before no. 5 to 3rd bar after no. 10

Brahms: Symphony no. 1, op. 68 in C minor
Mov. II, complete

Debussy: La Mer
Mov. II, no. 17 to downbeat of no. 36
Mov. III, no. 50 to 9th bar after no. 55

Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 3, op 56 in A minor (“Scottish”)
Mov. II, m. 3 to m. 100

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
1. Prelude, complete
2. Forlane, first ten bars of no. 1

Rossini: Overture to The Silken Ladder (La Scala di Seta)
4th bar at beginning to 4th bar after no. 4

Strauss, R.: Don Juan, op. 20
m. 1 to 16th bar after letter E
4th bar of letter L to 6 bars after letter Q

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite – Sinfonia, Serenata, Toccata, Gavotta, Variation 1A (all complete)

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