Audition information

Section cello
Application deadline
September 9, 2016
Audition date
October 24 through December 5, 2016
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(Posted on June 2, 2016; last updated over 3 years ago)

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Audition Repertoire
The complete first movement of a standard concerto—including cadenza if applicable. Concert pieces such as Bloch’s “Schelomo” and Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme” are also acceptable.
One movement from any Bach cello suite
Orchestral solos
BeethovenThe Creatures of Prometheus
  • Act II, No. 5, Adagio: all solo passages
BrahmsPiano Concerto No. 2
  • Mvt. III: solos
HaydnSymphony No. 95
  • Trio section of Minuet
RossiniWilliam Tell Overture
  • Opening solo
SuppéMorning, Noon, and Night in Vienna Overture
  • Solo
Orchestral repertoire
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II: theme and first two variations
BeethovenSymphony No. 8
  • Mvt. III: Trio
BrahmsSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. II: 1–15
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. I: 2 before 9 to 6 after 9
MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
  • Scherzo: NO
MozartSymphony No. 35, “Haffner”
  • Mvt. IV: 134–181
SmetanaThe Bartered Bride
  • Overture: 1–A
StraussDon Juan, Op. 20
  • beginning–D
TchaikovskySymphony No. 6
  • Mvt. II: 1–32
  • Offertorio: 1–28
Possible sight-reading

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