Los Angeles Philharmonic cello audition


Audition information

Position
Associate principal cello
Application deadline
May 18, 2015
Audition date
July 20–24, 2015
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(Posted on March 19, 2015; last updated over 2 years ago)


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Audition Repertoire
The prelude from a Bach cello suite of your choice
The complete first movement of a standard concerto or comparable standard concert piece (minimum length of 10 minutes)
Solo excerpts
StraussDon Quixote
  • Theme
  • Variation 5
Orchestral excerpts
AdamsCity Noir
  • Mvt. I: 384–426
BeethovenThe Creatures of Prometheus
  • Act II, No. 5: cadenza to the 8th measure of “Andante quasi allegretto”
BeethovenSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. IV: 45–107
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II: 1–10
  • Mvt. II: 49–59
  • Mvt. II: 98–106
BeethovenSymphony No. 8
  • Mvt. III: Trio
BeethovenSymphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125
  • Mvt. IV: opening to 90 (Recitative)
BrahmsPiano Concerto No. 2
  • Mvt. III: Beginning–25
  • Mvt. III: 71–end
BrahmsSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. II: 1–15
BrahmsSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. III: 1–40
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. I: 2 before 9 to 6 after 9, top part
ElgarEnigma Variations
  • Variation VIII (W.N.): 5 after 31 to 7 after 31
  • Variation XII (B.G.N.): 1–2
  • Variation XII (B.G.N.): 7 after 54 to the end
HolstThe Planets
  • Mvt. II (Venus): 7 after 4 to 12 after 4
  • Mvt. II (Venus): 7 after 5 to 8 after 5
  • Mvt. II (Venus): 4 before 6 to 6
MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Scherzo: NO
MozartSymphony No. 35, “Haffner”
  • Mvt. IV: 134–end
ProkofievSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. IV: 7980, top part
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • Mvt. I: 5 after B to D
  • Mvt. I: 7 after F to H
  • Mvt. I: M–end
  • Mvt. II: 15 after C to 9 before D
  • Mvt. II: 2 before R to 1 after R
RossiniWilliam Tell Overture
  • Opening solo
ShostakovichSymphony No. 1, Op. 10
  • Mvt. I: 3 after 17 to 7 after 18
  • Mvt. III: 12
  • Mvt. III: 21–end
  • Mvt. IV: 1 after 20
  • Mvt. IV: 3640
SmetanaThe Bartered Bride
  • Overture: 1–104
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • Beginning to 7 after 13
TchaikovskyPiano Concerto No. 1
  • Mvt. II: S to 9 after S
TchaikovskySymphony No. 6
  • Mvt. II: 1 to 8 after A
VerdiRequiem
  • Offertorio: 1–29
WilliamsMusic From Lincoln
  • Mvt. IV, “With Malice Toward None”: opening solo to 11
Possible sight-reading
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