Grand Rapids Symphony bassoon audition


Audition information

Position
3rd/utility/contra bassoon
Application deadline
August 10, 2017
Audition date
September 21, 2017
Payment
$123.95 per service
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(Posted on July 12, 2017; last updated 3 months ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Solo
MozartBassoon Concerto, K. 191
  • Mvt. I: exposition
  • Mvt. II: exposition
First bassoon orchestral excerpts
BeethovenViolin Concerto
  • Mvt. II: 20–30
MozartThe Marriage of Figaro
  • Overture: 101–123
  • Overture: 139–171
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. II: 274–end
Second bassoon orchestral excerpts
BrahmsViolin Concerto
  • Mvt. II: 1–32
Contrabassoon orchestral excerpts
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. IV: 374–436
BrahmsSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 113–120
  • Mvt. IV: 223–247
MahlerSymphony No. 9
  • Mvt. II: 588–end
  • Mvt. IV: 28–37
RavelMa mère l’oye (Mother Goose) Suite
  • Mvt. IV, “Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête”
RavelPiano Concerto for the Left Hand
  • Beginning to 2 after 2
ShostakovichSymphony No. 5, Op. 47
  • Mvt. II: 65 to 9 after 68
  • Mvt. III
Third bassoon excerpts
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
  • Mvt. II: 165–181
BerliozSymphonie fantastique
  • Mvt. IV: 49–63
  • Mvt. V: 47–64
Possible sight-reading
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