Chicago Symphony Orchestra violin audition


Audition information

Position
Assistant principal second violin
Application deadline
November 25, 2022
Audition date
January 7–20, 2023
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(Posted on October 24, 2022; last updated about 1 month ago)


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Audition Repertoire
The first and second movements of one of the following concertos
MozartViolin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216
MozartViolin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218
MozartViolin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219
The exposition of the first movement of one of the following concertos
BrahmsViolin Concerto
SibeliusViolin Concerto
TchaikovskyViolin Concerto
First Violin Excerpts
BrahmsSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. I: beginning–53 (first page)
MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
  • Scherzo: 1–96
ProkofievSymphony No. 1, “Classical”, Op. 25
  • Mvt. I: 1–12 (H)
  • Mvt. IV: 1 to 8 after 57
SchumannSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. II: 1–54
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • 77 to 3 after 82
StraussDon Juan, Op. 20
  • First page
Second Violin Excerpts
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
  • Mvt. V: 5 after 8 to 4 before 52
BeethovenString Quartet Opus. 18, No. 4
  • Mvt. II: 1–82
BrahmsPiano Concerto No. 1
  • Mvt. III: 238–313
MozartSymphony No. 41, “Jupiter”, K. 551
  • Mvt. IV: 1–55
MozartThe Magic Flute
  • Overture: 16–41
RachmaninoffSymphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
  • Mvt. II: “meno mosso” after 32 to 4 before 34
Sight-reading
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