Houston Symphony Orchestra percussion audition


Audition information

Position
Principal timpani percussion
Application deadline
August 18, 2017
Audition date
October 16 through November 21, 2017
Weeks in season
52
Payment
$1,805 per week
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(Posted on June 7, 2017; last updated 3 months ago)


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Audition Repertoire
A solo of the candidate’s choice
Orchestral excerpts
BarberMedea’s Dance of Vengeance
  • 2832
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
  • Mvt. IV
  • Mvt. V
BartókMusic for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
  • Mvt. II: 301–338
  • Mvt. IV: 26–44
BeethovenViolin Concerto
  • Mvt. I
BeethovenSymphony No. 1
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. III: C–end
  • Mvt. IV: 1–22
BeethovenSymphony No. 8
BeethovenSymphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125
BrahmsSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. I
  • Mvt. IV
BrittenPeter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
  • Mvt. IV, “Storm”
BrittenThe Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Variation M
CoplandAppalachian Spring
  • 6567
ElgarEnigma Variations
  • Variation VII, “Troyte”
HindemithSymphonic Metamorphosis
  • Turandot
MahlerSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. I: 1415
  • Mvt. V: 34–end
MahlerSymphony No. 7
  • Mvt. V
MartinConcerto for Seven Winds, Timpani, and Strings
  • Mvt. III
MozartSymphony No. 39, K. 543
  • Mvt. I
ProkofievSymphony No. 1, “Classical”, Op. 25
  • Mvt. IV
SchumanNew England Triptych
  • Mvt. I
ShostakovichSymphony No. 1, Op. 10
  • Mvt. IV: 3537
SibeliusFinlandia
StraussBurleske
StraussDer Rosenkavalier Suite
  • 6 after 62 to the end
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
  • Danse Sacrale
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. I
Sight-reading
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