BPO Auditions

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The Boston Philharmonic announces auditions for the 2014-2015 season.

Last updated: 8/5/14; Please note this material, including dates, is subject to change.

We are auditioning ALL STRINGS for the 2014-15 season, including SECTION positions for student and amateur players and SUB LIST positions for student, amateur, and union players. 
 
Auditions will be held in mid-September.
 
Required audition repertoire is listed below:
 

-Violin-

Solo Works:
1. Bach: Any movement of an unaccompanied Sonata or Partita
2. Concerto: First movement of any standard concerto
 
Excerpts:
1. Beethoven Symphony no. 3 (3rd mvt. beginning to m. 69)
2. Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo: opening to 7 after letter D)
3. Mozart Symphony No. 39 (Finale: opening to measure 41)
4. Strauss Don Juan (First page)
5. Brahms Symphony no. 4 (4th mvt: letter B to letter D)
6. Brahms Symphony no. 2 (1st mvt: opening to rehearsal F)
7. Prokofiev Symphony no. 1 (2nd mvt: letter A to letter C)
 

-Viola-

Solo Works:
1. Bach: Any movement of an unaccompanied Suite for cello or Sonata or Partita
2. Concerto: First movement of any standard concerto
 
Excerpts:
1. Mozart Symphony no. 35 (4th mvt: mm. 134-181)
2. Beethoven Symphony no. 5 (2nd mvt: mm. 1-10, 49-59, 98-106)
3. Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo: 9 after letter H to letter L)
4. Shostakovich Symphony no. 5 (1st mvt: reh. 15-17)
5. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel (8 measures before reh. 6 until 6, 6 measures before reh. 10 until reh. 11, reh. 31-33)
 

-Cello-

Solo Works:
1. Bach: Any movement of an unaccompanied Suite for cello or Sonata or Partita
2. Concerto: First movement of any standard concerto
 
Excerpts:
1. Beethoven Symphony no. 5 (2nd mvt: mm. 1-10, 49-59, 98-106)
2. Debussy La Mer (1st mvt: reh. 9 until 6 after reh. 9 (top line))
3. Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo: letter N to letter O)
4. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel (8 measures before reh. 6 until reh. 6, reh. 31-32)
5. Mahler Symphony no. 9 (1st mvt: mm.129-135, 386-398; 3rd mvt: mm. 311-337)
 

-Bass-

Solo Works:
1. Bach: Any movement of an unaccompanied Suite for cello (any transcription acceptable, e.g. Sterling)
2. Concerto: First movement of any standard concerto
 
Excerpts:
1. Mozart Symphony no. 40 (1st mvt: mm 114-134)
2. Beethoven Symphony no. 7 (1st mvt: mm. 14-23, 98-112)
3. Strauss Ein Heldenleben (reh. 9-11)
4. Britten Young Person's Guide (Bass variation)
5. Mahler Symphony no. 9 (1st mvt: mm. 386-392; 3rd mvt: mm. 311-325)