Kansas City Symphony bass audition


Audition information

Position
Section bass
Application deadline
February 28, 2015
Audition date
April 7–8, 2014
Payment
$51,369 per year
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(Posted on February 20, 2014; last updated almost 4 years ago)


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Audition Repertoire
One movement from any Bach suite
1st movement from a standard bass concerto
Excerpts
BachOrchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067
  • Badinerie (no repeat)
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. III: beginning–100 (4 after A)
  • Mvt. III: 140–218 (23 after B), no repeat
BeethovenSymphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125
  • Mvt. IV: beginning–90
  • Mvt. IV: 431–525
  • Mvt. IV: 541 (2 before M) to 594
BerliozSymphonie fantastique
  • Mvt. IV: 7 before 57 to 2 after 58
  • Mvt. V: Pickup to 1 after 70 to 9 after 74
BrahmsSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. I: EF
  • Mvt. IV: 8 before L to 1 before M
HaydnSymphony No. 88
  • Mvt. I: 23 after A to 42 after A
  • Mvt. IV: B to 34 after B
MahlerSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. I: 2–40
MozartSymphony No. 35, “Haffner”
  • Mvt. I: 13–48
  • Mvt. I: 59–66
  • Mvt. IV: 134 (10 after D) – 197 (16 after E)
MozartSymphony No. 41, “Jupiter”, K. 551
  • Mvt. IV: 22 after B–30 before D
SchubertSymphony No. 9, “The Great”
  • Mvt. III: Beginning to 7 after C
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • 911
  • 5163
VerdiOtello
  • Act IV, Scene III soli: U to 7 after X
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