Seattle Symphony Orchestra violin audition


Audition information

Position
Concertmaster
Audition date
June 3–6, 2016
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(Posted on April 15, 2016; last updated over 1 year ago)


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Audition Repertoire
One of the following solo movements
MozartViolin Concerto No. 4
  • Mvt. I with cadenza
MozartViolin Concerto No. 5
  • Mvt. I with cadenza
The first movement—with cadenza—of a Beethoven or post-Beethoven concerto
Orchestral solos
BachSt. Matthew Passion
  • “Erbarme dich, mein Gott”: 1–9
  • No. 42, “Gebt mir meinen Jesum weider”: 1–13
BeethovenMissa solemnis
  • Sanctus
BrahmsSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. II
RavelMa mère l’oye (Mother Goose) Suite
  • Mvt. IV, “Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête”
  • Mvt. V, “Le jardin féerique”
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • All solos
ShostakovichSymphony No. 5, Op. 47
  • Mvt. II
StraussLe Bourgeois Gentilhomme
  • Mvt. IV, “Entry and Dance of the Tailors”
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • 2232
StraussFour Last Songs
  • Mvt. III, “Beim Schlafengehen”
First violin orchestral excerpts
BeethovenSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. II: FG
BrahmsSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. I: 392–end
  • Mvt. II: 88–102
BrittenPeter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
  • Mvt. I, “Dawn”
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. II: 3339
MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Scherzo: 17–99
MozartSymphony No. 39, K. 543
  • Mvt. IV: 1–105
SchumannSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. II: 1–54
StraussDon Juan, Op. 20
  • 1–62
TchaikovskyThe Nutcracker
  • Overture: G–end
Possible sight-reading
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