Boston Symphony Orchestra cello audition


Audition information

Position
Principal cello
Application deadline
January 2, 2017
Audition date
March 20 through May 1, 2017
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(Posted on September 4, 2016; last updated about 1 year ago)


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Audition Repertoire
The prelude and one other movement from a Bach suite
Haydn concerto
HaydnCello Concerto in D Major
  • Mvt. I with cadenza
One of the following concertos
DvořákCello Concerto
SchumannCello Concerto
Orchestra passages and solos
BeethovenSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 1–C
BrahmsSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. II
BrahmsPiano Concerto No. 2
  • Mvt. III: all solos
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. I: 2 before 9 to 6 after 9, top part
HaydnSymphony No. 31, “Horn Signal”
  • Mvt. IV: Variation 2 solo
HolstThe Planets
  • Mvt. II (Venus): 10 after 4 solo
MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Scherzo: 1 to 15 after E
MozartSymphony No. 35, “Haffner”
  • Mvt. IV
PucciniTosca
  • Act III solo
RavelAlborada del Grazioso
  • 5 after 29, solo
Saint-SaënsCarnival of the Animals
  • The Swan
ShostakovichSymphony No. 1, Op. 10
  • Mvt. IV: solo
ShostakovichSymphony No. 15
  • Mvt. II: solos
StraussDon Quixote
  • Theme
  • Variation 1
  • Variation 5
  • Finale
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • 1 to 5 after 5
  • 1 before 46 to 5 after 49
StravinskyFirebird Suite (1911)
  • 4 after 81, solo
TchaikovskyPiano Concerto No. 1
  • Mvt. II: solo at 42
TchaikovskySwan Lake
  • Solo
VerdiRequiem
  • Offertorio
Chamber music
BeethovenSeptet in E♭ Major, Op. 20
  • Mvt. V: trio
  • Mvt. VI: 1–32
BeethovenString Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 1–75
  • Mvt. II: 1–11
BrahmsPiano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60
  • Mvt. I: 1–70
  • Mvt. II: 1–34
SchubertOctet in F, D. 803
  • Mvt. I: 1–132
Sight-reading
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