Boston Symphony Orchestra cello audition


Audition information

Position
Section cello (2 openings)
Application deadline
January 31, 2022
Audition date
April 18–19, 2022
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(Posted on December 17, 2021; last updated 8 months ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Solos
SchubertArpeggione Sonata
  • Mvt. I
SchumannCello Concerto
Orchestra passages
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
  • Finale: fugue, 292–317 (upper line)
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II
BeethovenSymphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125
  • Mvt. II: 1–A
  • Mvt. IV: 1–92
BrahmsSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. III: 1–39
BrahmsSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. II: 1–15
BrucknerSymphony No. 7
  • Mvt. I: 1–24
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. I: 2 before 9 to 6 after 9, top part
MahlerSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. II: 7 after 5 to 1 before 6
MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
  • Scherzo: CD
  • Scherzo: NO
MozartSymphony No. 35, “Haffner”
  • Mvt. IV: 134–181
MozartSymphony No. 41, “Jupiter”, K. 551
  • Mvt. IV: 94–157
Saint-SaënsSymphony No. 3, “Organ”
  • Mvt. I: T to 9 after T
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • 1–49
  • 1 before 46 to 49
StraussDon Juan, Op. 20
  • 1 to 1 before C
  • RT
StraussAlso Sprach Zarathustra
  • 5 after 15 to 8 after 17
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. II: 21–A
TchaikovskySymphony No. 6
  • Mvt. II: 1–16
VerdiRequiem
  • Offertorio: 1–28
WagnerTristan and Isolde
  • Prelude: 17–32
  • Prelude: 55–77
Sight-reading
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