Kansas City Symphony viola audition


Audition information

Position
Principal viola
Application deadline
February 3, 2020
Audition date
March 23–24, 2020
Weeks in season
42
Payment
$80,503 per year
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(Posted on December 7, 2019; last updated 4 months ago)


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Audition Repertoire
The prelude from one of the six Bach cello suites
The first movement of either: Bartók, Walton, or Hindemith concerto
Orchestral solo excerpts
BrittenPeter Grimes
  • Passacaglia: 1–1
GinasteraVariaciones concertantes, Op. 23
  • Variation V: 3235
RavelMa mère l’oye (Mother Goose) Suite
  • Mvt. V: 5 after 2 to 3 after 3
StraussDon Quixote
  • 2 after 29 to 2 before 34
Tutti Excerpts
BartókMusic for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
  • Mvt. II: 324 to 392 (viola 1)
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II: 1–106
BrahmsVariations on a Theme by Haydn
  • Variation 5
  • Variation 7
BrahmsSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: B to 4 before D
CoplandAppalachian Spring Suite
  • 6 to 1 after 10
MahlerSymphony No. 10
  • Mvt. I: 1–1
  • Mvt. I: 1213
MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
  • Scherzo: 9 after H to 4 before L
MozartSymphony No. 35, “Haffner”
  • Mvt. IV: 134–181
ShostakovichSymphony No. 5, Op. 47
  • Mvt. I: 1517
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • 77 to 4 after 79
  • Pickup to 94 to 2 after 97
TchaikovskySymphony No. 6
  • Mvt. I: 19–62
Chamber music
MozartString Duo No. 1 in G Major, K. 423
  • First movement
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