Audition information

Position
Principal cello
Application deadline
April 3, 2019
Audition date
May 6–7, 2019
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(Posted on February 19, 2019; last updated 6 months ago)


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Audition Repertoire
One movement of the candidate’s choice from a Bach cello suite
Solo
HaydnCello Concerto in D Major
  • Mvt. I: exposition and cadenza
One of the following solos
DvořákCello Concerto
  • Mvt. I: exposition
SchumannCello Concerto
  • Mvt. I: exposition
Tutti orchestral excerpts
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II: 1–10
  • Mvt. II: 49–59
  • Mvt. II: 98–106
  • Mvt. II: 114–123
  • Mvt. III: 1–18
  • Mvt. III: 141–196
BrahmsSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. II: 1–A
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. I: 2 before 9 for 8 measures
MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
  • Scherzo: CD
  • Scherzo: NO
MozartSymphony No. 35, “Haffner”
  • Mvt. IV: 134–181
ProkofievSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II: 3536
  • Mvt. IV: 7980
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • 1 to 4 after 2
VerdiRequiem
  • Offertorio: 1–47
Solo orchestral excerpts
BeethovenThe Creatures of Prometheus
  • Act II, No. 5: cadenza plus 21 bars of “andante quasi allegretto”
BrahmsPiano Concerto No. 2
  • Mvt. III: solos
PucciniTosca
  • Act III: 15 before the 6/4 section to 14 bars of the 6/4 section
StraussDon Quixote
  • Theme
  • Variation 1
  • Variation 2
  • Variation 5
Chamber music
MozartString Quartet No. 21, K. 575
  • Mvt. I
Possible sight-reading
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