Senior Symphony Members

Welcome!

As we prepare for the next concert cycle, Senior Symphony Music Director Carter Simmons will begin work with all of the orchestra's musicians going forward.

Schedule

In Winter 2021 there will be two equal Senior Symphony orchestras performing mostly identical repertoire:

  • the Afternoon Orchestra, rehearsing 4:30-6:15 pm on Mondays
  • the Evening Orchestra, rehearsing 7:00-8:45 pm on Mondays.

Each ensemble will rehearse in Youth Arts Hall, with proper physical distancing of the orchestras for the remainder of the season.

In-person rehearsals will resume the week of January 11, 2021.

Assignments
  • Musicians previously assigned to the Beethoven 6 Orchestra will, in most cases, be assigned to the Afternoon Orchestra.
  • Musicians previously assigned to the Dvořák 8 Orchestra will, in most cases, be assigned to the Evening Orchestra.
  • Musicians previously assigned to the Serenade Orchestra and have a preference for Afternoon or Evening should contact Operations Director Marna Bestul at marnabestul@myso.org by Friday, December 11. New assignments will be communicated after December 13.

Thanks to all of you for your continued flexibility as we move through the season. Wishing each of you a safe and happy holiday season. We look forward to seeing you again the week of January 11.

The MYSO Team

Click here to link to Chamber Orchestra Member Page.
Click here to link to the Brass Choir Member Page.
              Video Assignment: Due Sunday, February 7

              Click here for submission form.

              Video Messages from Mr. Simmons

              January 22, 2021

              January 15, 2021

              Senior Symphony Concerto Competition

              Click here for application and information.

              Winter Cycle Repertoire/Recordings

              Benjamin Britten, "Four Sea Interludes," Op. 33a, from Peter Grimes

              1. Dawn: Lento e tranquillo
              2. Sunday Morning: Allegro spiritoso
              3. Moonlight: Andante comodo e rubato
              4. Storm: Presto con fuoco

              Richard Wagner, Tannhäuser Overture, WWV 70 (Dresden Version)

              Roberto Sierra, Sinfonia No. 3 ("La Salsa")

              1. Tumbau
              Winter cycle parts

                  Afternoon Orchestra

                  Seating and Part Assignments

                  String Assignments

                  Wind, Brass, Percussion Assignments

                  rehearsal schedule

                  Mondays, 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm, MYAC

                  • Monday, January 11
                  • Monday, January 18
                  • Monday, January 25
                  • Monday, February 1
                  • Monday, February 8
                  • Monday, February 15
                  • Monday, February 22
                  • Monday March 1
                  • Friday, March 5: Dress Rehearsal, 4:30-6:15 pm, MYAC
                  • Monday, March 8: Dress Rehearsal, 4:30-6:15 pm, MYAC
                  • Tuesday, March 9: Recording Session, 4:30-6:15 pm, MYAC
                  • Monday, March 15 - NO REHEARSAL
                  • Monday, March 22
                  • Monday, March 29 - NO REHEARSAL, Spring Break

                        Evening Orchestra

                        Seating and Part Assignments

                        String Assignments

                        Wind, Brass, Percussion Assignments

                        rehearsal schedule

                        Mondays, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm, MYAC

                        • Monday, January 11
                        • Monday, January 18
                        • Monday, January 25
                        • Monday, February 1
                        • Monday, February 8
                        • Monday, February 15
                        • Monday, February 22
                        • Monday March 1
                        • Friday, March 5: Dress Rehearsal, 7:00-8:45 pm, MYAC
                        • Monday, March 8: Dress Rehearsal, 7:00-8:45 pm, MYAC
                        • Tuesday, March 9: Recording Session, 7:00-8:45 pm, MYAC
                        • Monday, March 15 - NO REHEARSAL
                        • Monday, March 22
                        • Monday, March 29 - NO REHEARSAL, Spring Break

                        fall 2020 performance video links

                        Dvorák 8 Orchestra
                        Serenade Orchestra
                        Beethoven 6 Orchestra

                            Concert Dress Requirements

                            Parts for 2020-21 Potential Works

                            fees and forms

                            The 2020-21 membership fee for Senior Symphony is $935 per musician. Fees are payable in three installments and are non-refundable:

                            1. Due Thursday, August 27, 2020: payment of $315 and enrollment form (Haga clic aquí para la traducción al español del formulario de inscripción.)
                            2. Due Monday, November 16, 2020: payment of $310
                            3. Due Monday, February 15, 2021: payment of $310

                            If you are applying for financial aid, your completed application (haga clic aquí para ver la traducción al español) AND a $50 deposit (in lieu of the 1st installment payment) are due no later than Thursday, August 27, 2020.

                            Custom payment plans are available for all MYSO members and can be arranged with Operations Associate Cait Manning at 414.267.2954 or caitmanning@myso.org.

                                Potential works for 2020-21

                                Jessie Montgomery, Coincident Dances

                                Sergei Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2, Op.64

                                1. "The Montagues and Capulets"
                                2. "Juliet--The Young Girl"
                                3. "Friar Laurence"
                                4. "Dance"
                                5. "Romeo and Juliet just before Parting"
                                6. "Dance of the Maids from the Antilles"
                                7. "Romeo at Juliet’s Tomb"

                                  Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 1, Op. 39, in E Minor

                                  1. Andante, ma non troppo - Allegro energico
                                  2. Andante, ma non troppo lento
                                  3. Scherzo: Allegro
                                  4. Finale (quasi una fantasia)

                                      Igor Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1919)

                                      1. Introduction
                                      2. L’Oiseau de feu et sa danse & Variation de L’oiseau de feu
                                      3. Ronde de princesses
                                      4. Danse infernale du roi Kastcheï
                                      5. Berceuse
                                      6. Final

                                      Richard Wagner, Overture to Tannhäuser, WWV 70

                                                Seating Audition Requirements & excerpts

                                                Click here for video audition instructions.
                                                       

                                                      Looking for General Members Info?

                                                      Get quick access to calendar info, including rehearsals, auditions, and performances, along with general financial aid info and more.
                                                      Go to Members Resources
                                                       

                                                      Senior Symphony Members

                                                      Welcome!

                                                      As we prepare for the next concert cycle, Senior Symphony Music Director Carter Simmons will begin work with all of the orchestra's musicians going forward.

                                                      Schedule

                                                      In Winter 2021 there will be two equal Senior Symphony orchestras performing mostly identical repertoire:

                                                      • the Afternoon Orchestra, rehearsing 4:30-6:15 pm on Mondays
                                                      • the Evening Orchestra, rehearsing 7:00-8:45 pm on Mondays.

                                                      Each ensemble will rehearse in Youth Arts Hall, with proper physical distancing of the orchestras for the remainder of the season.

                                                      In-person rehearsals will resume the week of January 11, 2021.

                                                      Assignments
                                                      • Musicians previously assigned to the Beethoven 6 Orchestra will, in most cases, be assigned to the Afternoon Orchestra.
                                                      • Musicians previously assigned to the Dvořák 8 Orchestra will, in most cases, be assigned to the Evening Orchestra.
                                                      • Musicians previously assigned to the Serenade Orchestra and have a preference for Afternoon or Evening should contact Operations Director Marna Bestul at marnabestul@myso.org by Friday, December 11. New assignments will be communicated after December 13.

                                                      Thanks to all of you for your continued flexibility as we move through the season. Wishing each of you a safe and happy holiday season. We look forward to seeing you again the week of January 11.

                                                      The MYSO Team

                                                      Click here to link to Chamber Orchestra Member Page.
                                                      Click here to link to the Brass Choir Member Page.
                                                                  Video Assignment: Due Sunday, February 7

                                                                  Click here for submission form.

                                                                  Video Messages from Mr. Simmons

                                                                  January 22, 2021

                                                                  January 15, 2021

                                                                  Senior Symphony Concerto Competition

                                                                  Click here for application and information.

                                                                  Winter Cycle Repertoire/Recordings

                                                                  Benjamin Britten, "Four Sea Interludes," Op. 33a, from Peter Grimes

                                                                  1. Dawn: Lento e tranquillo
                                                                  2. Sunday Morning: Allegro spiritoso
                                                                  3. Moonlight: Andante comodo e rubato
                                                                  4. Storm: Presto con fuoco

                                                                  Richard Wagner, Tannhäuser Overture, WWV 70 (Dresden Version)

                                                                  Roberto Sierra, Sinfonia No. 3 ("La Salsa")

                                                                  1. Tumbau
                                                                  Winter cycle parts

                                                                      Afternoon Orchestra

                                                                      Seating and Part Assignments

                                                                      String Assignments

                                                                      Wind, Brass, Percussion Assignments

                                                                      rehearsal schedule

                                                                      Mondays, 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm, MYAC

                                                                      • Monday, January 11
                                                                      • Monday, January 18
                                                                      • Monday, January 25
                                                                      • Monday, February 1
                                                                      • Monday, February 8
                                                                      • Monday, February 15
                                                                      • Monday, February 22
                                                                      • Monday March 1
                                                                      • Friday, March 5: Dress Rehearsal, 4:30-6:15 pm, MYAC
                                                                      • Monday, March 8: Dress Rehearsal, 4:30-6:15 pm, MYAC
                                                                      • Tuesday, March 9: Recording Session, 4:30-6:15 pm, MYAC
                                                                      • Monday, March 15 - NO REHEARSAL
                                                                      • Monday, March 22
                                                                      • Monday, March 29 - NO REHEARSAL, Spring Break

                                                                            Evening Orchestra

                                                                            Seating and Part Assignments

                                                                            String Assignments

                                                                            Wind, Brass, Percussion Assignments

                                                                            rehearsal schedule

                                                                            Mondays, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm, MYAC

                                                                            • Monday, January 11
                                                                            • Monday, January 18
                                                                            • Monday, January 25
                                                                            • Monday, February 1
                                                                            • Monday, February 8
                                                                            • Monday, February 15
                                                                            • Monday, February 22
                                                                            • Monday March 1
                                                                            • Friday, March 5: Dress Rehearsal, 7:00-8:45 pm, MYAC
                                                                            • Monday, March 8: Dress Rehearsal, 7:00-8:45 pm, MYAC
                                                                            • Tuesday, March 9: Recording Session, 7:00-8:45 pm, MYAC
                                                                            • Monday, March 15 - NO REHEARSAL
                                                                            • Monday, March 22
                                                                            • Monday, March 29 - NO REHEARSAL, Spring Break

                                                                            fall 2020 performance video links

                                                                            Dvorák 8 Orchestra
                                                                            Serenade Orchestra
                                                                            Beethoven 6 Orchestra

                                                                                Concert Dress Requirements

                                                                                Parts for 2020-21 Potential Works

                                                                                fees and forms

                                                                                The 2020-21 membership fee for Senior Symphony is $935 per musician. Fees are payable in three installments and are non-refundable:

                                                                                1. Due Thursday, August 27, 2020: payment of $315 and enrollment form (Haga clic aquí para la traducción al español del formulario de inscripción.)
                                                                                2. Due Monday, November 16, 2020: payment of $310
                                                                                3. Due Monday, February 15, 2021: payment of $310

                                                                                If you are applying for financial aid, your completed application (haga clic aquí para ver la traducción al español) AND a $50 deposit (in lieu of the 1st installment payment) are due no later than Thursday, August 27, 2020.

                                                                                Custom payment plans are available for all MYSO members and can be arranged with Operations Associate Cait Manning at 414.267.2954 or caitmanning@myso.org.

                                                                                    Potential works for 2020-21

                                                                                    Jessie Montgomery, Coincident Dances

                                                                                    Sergei Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2, Op.64

                                                                                    1. "The Montagues and Capulets"
                                                                                    2. "Juliet--The Young Girl"
                                                                                    3. "Friar Laurence"
                                                                                    4. "Dance"
                                                                                    5. "Romeo and Juliet just before Parting"
                                                                                    6. "Dance of the Maids from the Antilles"
                                                                                    7. "Romeo at Juliet’s Tomb"

                                                                                      Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 1, Op. 39, in E Minor

                                                                                      1. Andante, ma non troppo - Allegro energico
                                                                                      2. Andante, ma non troppo lento
                                                                                      3. Scherzo: Allegro
                                                                                      4. Finale (quasi una fantasia)

                                                                                          Igor Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1919)

                                                                                          1. Introduction
                                                                                          2. L’Oiseau de feu et sa danse & Variation de L’oiseau de feu
                                                                                          3. Ronde de princesses
                                                                                          4. Danse infernale du roi Kastcheï
                                                                                          5. Berceuse
                                                                                          6. Final

                                                                                          Richard Wagner, Overture to Tannhäuser, WWV 70

                                                                                                    Seating Audition Requirements & excerpts

                                                                                                    Click here for video audition instructions.
                                                                                                           

                                                                                                          Looking for General Members Info?

                                                                                                          Get quick access to calendar info, including rehearsals, auditions, and performances, along with general financial aid info and more.
                                                                                                          Go to Members Resources
                                                                                                           
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