Audition information

Position
Principal bassoon
Application deadline
March 5, 2018
Audition date
April 9–11, 2018
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(Posted on January 4, 2018; last updated 5 months ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Solo
MozartBassoon Concerto, K. 191
  • Mvt. I (no cadenza)
  • Mvt. II (no cadenza)
Orchestral excerpts
BarberSymphony No. 1
  • Scherzo: pickup to 33 for 8 bars
BeethovenSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt II: 8–17
  • Mvt II: 59–72
  • Mvt. IV: 15–25
  • Mvt. IV: 184–190
BerliozSymphonie fantastique
  • Mvt. IV: 2 before 52 to 53
  • Mvt. V: 29–64
BrahmsSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 23 to the first ending
  • Mvt. I: 89–103
MozartThe Marriage of Figaro
  • Overture: 1–25
  • Overture: 101–124
  • Overture: 156–172
RavelBoléro
  • Opening solo
  • 4 to 10 after 4
RavelPiano Concerto in G
  • Mvt. I: 910
  • Mvt. III: 4 after 14 to 16
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • Mvt. II: 1–A
  • Mvt. II: LM
ShostakovichSymphony No. 9, Op. 70
  • Mvt. IV
  • Mvt. V: 1–A
SmetanaThe Bartered Bride
  • Overture: 1–8
  • Overture: 2 before A to 11 after A
StraussTill Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
  • 9 after 31 to 8 after 33
StravinskyPulcinella Suite
  • Toccata: 1 before 69 to 5 after 70
  • Gavotta: variation 2A
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
  • 1 to 2 after 3
  • 12 to 3 after 12
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. II: 274–end
TchaikovskySymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. III: 4 after A to 1 after G
TchaikovskySymphony No. 6
  • Mvt. I: 1–12
  • Mvt. IV: 1–36
Possible sight-reading
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