Houston Symphony Orchestra violin audition


Audition information

Position
Associate principal second violin
Application deadline
September 14, 2017
Audition date
November 13–15, 2017
Weeks in season
52
Payment
$1,805 per week
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(Posted on August 7, 2017; last updated 14 days ago)


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Audition Repertoire
One of the following concertos
MozartViolin Concerto No. 4
  • Mvt. I: exposition and cadenza
MozartViolin Concerto No. 5
  • Mvt. I: exposition and cadenza
The first movement—with cadenza—of one of the following concertos
BeethovenViolin Concerto
BrahmsViolin Concerto
MendelssohnViolin Concerto
SibeliusViolin Concerto
TchaikovskyViolin Concerto
First violin excerpts
BrahmsSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. I: 1–53
  • Mvt. III: 247–end
  • Mvt. IV: 33–D
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. II: 33 to 4 after 38
MahlerSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. IV: Beginning–34
MozartSymphony No. 39, K. 543
  • Mvt. II: 1–28
  • Mvt. IV: 1–104
SchumannSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. II: 1–54
StraussDon Juan, Op. 20
  • 1 to 13 after C
TchaikovskyThe Nutcracker
  • Overture: 12 before G to the end
Second violin excerpts
BeethovenSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. III: 1–165
MozartSymphony No. 41, “Jupiter”, K. 551
  • Mvt. IV: 1–157
MozartThe Magic Flute
  • Overture: 16–59
SmetanaThe Bartered Bride
  • Overture: 1 to 5 after A
Chamber music
BeethovenString Quartet Opus. 18, No. 4
  • Mvt. I, first violin: exposition
BeethovenString Quartet Opus. 18, No. 6
  • Mvt. I, second violin: exposition
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