BPO Auditions

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

Last updated: 8/29/14; 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 September 16 and 18 (all violins must audition September 18). In order to receive an audition time, please fill out the online application at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BPOAudition and email your resume to personnel at bostonphil dot org by Friday, September 12. 
 
Required audition repertoire is listed below:
Amateurs are only required to prepare solo works.
 

-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)