The Philadelphia Orchestra violin audition


Audition information

Position
Section second violin
Application deadline
August 1, 2022
Audition date
October 10–29, 2022
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(Posted on July 16, 2022; last updated 5 months ago)


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Audition Repertoire
The first movement and cadenza of one of the following concertos
BartókViolin Concerto No. 2
BeethovenViolin Concerto
BrahmsViolin Concerto
DvořákViolin Concerto
GlazunovViolin Concerto
ProkofievViolin Concerto No. 2
SibeliusViolin Concerto
TchaikovskyViolin Concerto
The first movement — with cadenza — of one of the following concertos
MozartViolin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218
MozartViolin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219
First violin orchestral excerpts
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. II: 33 to 6 after 38
MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
  • Scherzo: 17 to 7 after D
StraussDon Juan, Op. 20
  • 1 to 13 after B
Second violin orchestral excerpts
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
  • Mvt. I: 51–135
  • Mvt. V: 8–86
  • Mvt. V: 265–317
BeethovenSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. II: 1–9
BeethovenSymphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125
  • Mvt. I: 92–139
  • Mvt. II: 1–96
BrahmsPiano Concerto No. 1
  • Mvt. III: 238–274
BrucknerSymphony No. 9
  • Mvt. III: 57–65
MahlerSymphony No. 9
  • Mvt. I: 4 to 11 after 5
  • Mvt. I: 911
  • Mvt. I: 4 after 12 to 4 before 13
  • Mvt. I: 10 before 16 to 21 after 16
  • Mvt. II: 9–24
  • Mvt. II: 9 after 17 to 10 after 18
  • Mvt. IV: 1–28
MendelssohnSymphony No. 3, “Scottish”
  • Mvt. II: 151–243
  • Mvt. III: 117–136
MozartSymphony No. 41, “Jupiter”, K. 551
  • Mvt. IV: 1–C
MussorgskyPictures at an Exhibition
  • Mvt. VII, “Limoges”
PriceSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. III: 1–48
RachmaninoffSymphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
  • Mvt. II: 265–325
StraussAn Alpine Symphony
  • 138142
Possible sight-reading
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