MEMBERS’ NOTES AND INFORMATION

2022 – 2023 Season Schedule

All rehearsals at
West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga, CA
Room MU-14 unless otherwise noted.

Set I:  Voices of Resistance
Alexander Kahn, Guest Conductor

Verdi – Overture to Nabucco 8′
2[1.2/pic] 222 — 4231 — tmp+2 (snare drum, bass drum) — strings
Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2 20′
3[1.2.pic] 222 — 4000 — tmp/sd — strings
Intermission
Skoryk – Melody 5′ (strings only)
Sibelius –  Symphony No. 2 43′
2222 –  4331 tmp – strings

Rehearsals –  Mondays 7:30 -10:00pm:

February 6, 2023

7:30 Warm-ups and tuning
7:35 Rehearse Sibelius movements 1 & 2
8:30 Break
8:35 Verdi
8:55 Break
9:00 Strings only, Skoryk, Shostakovich movement 2 and Sibelius movement 3 (w/me)

February 13, 2023

7:45 Warm-ups and tuning
7:50 Shostakovich movements 1&3
8:20 Break
8:25 Sibelius movements 3&4
8:50 Break
9:00 Verdi and Sibelius all ww/brass w/me; String sectionals with section leaders   

February 20, 2023

7:45 Warm-ups and tuning
7:50 Sibelius movements 1&2
8:40 Break
8:45 Sibelius movements 3&4
9:05 Break
9:15 Strings only, Skoryk, Verdi and other rep TBD

February 27, 2023

7:30 Warm-ups and tuning
7:35 Verdi
7:55 Break
8:00 Sibelius all movements
8:45 Break
8:50 Shostakovich w/soloist
9:35 Break
9:40 Strings only, Skoryk and other rep TBD

Friday, March 3 Dress rehearsal (concert order)
Lincoln Glen Church (2700 Booksin Ave, San Jose, CA 95125

7:30 Warm-ups and tuning
7:35 Verdi
7:55 Break
8:00 Shostakovich w/soloist
8:35 Break
8:45 Skoryk
8:55 Sibelius all movements

  • Sunday, March 5, 2023
    Lincoln Glen Church (2700 Booksin Ave, San Jose, CA 95125)
    6:00 Soundcheck
    6:30 END
    7:00 CONCERT

Set 2:  Jouissance: Joy through Music
James Beauton, Guest Conductor

Mendelssohn — Hebrides Overture 9′
2222 – 2200 – timp – strings
Saint-Saëns — Cello Concerto No. 1 15-20′
2222 – 2200 -timp – strings
Tchaikovsky — Symphony 4 42′
3222 – 4231 – timp, tri, cym, bd – strings

Rehearsals –  Mondays 7:30 -10:00pm:
March 6, 2023
March 13, 2023
*March 20, 2023 – (this was previously no rehearsal)
*March 27, 2023 – no rehearsal (spring break)
April 3, 2023
April 10, 2023
April 17, 2023

  • Friday, April 21, 2023 [DRESS REHEARSAL], 7:30 – 10:00pm
    Lincoln Glen Church
     (2700 Booksin Ave, San Jose, CA 95125)
  • Sunday, April 23, 2023
    Lincoln Glen Church (2700 Booksin Ave, San Jose, CA 95125)
    6:00 Soundcheck
    6:30 END
    7:00 CONCERT

Set 3:  Let’s Dance
Jason Hong, Guest Conductor

FAURÉ Pavane 7′
2 2 2 2 – 2 0 0 0 – 0 – str
BRAHMS (Parlow) Hungarian Dance No. 5 3′
2[pic.2] 2 2 2 – 4 2 3 0 – tmp/tri – str
PIAZZOLLA Oblivion 5′
str, featuring Eliodoro Vallecillo, diatonic accordion soloist
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” 47′
2[1.2/pic] 2[1/Eh.2] 2 2 – 4 2 3 1(IV only) – tmp+1 – str

Rehearsals –  Mondays 7:30 -10:00pm:
April 24, 2023
May 1, 2023
May 8, 2023
May 15, 2023
May 22, 2023
May 29, 2023 – no rehearsal (Memorial Day)
June 5, 2023

  • Friday, June 9, 2023 [DRESS REHEARSAL], 7:30 – 10:00pm
    Lincoln Glen Church
     (2700 Booksin Ave, San Jose, CA 95125)
  • Sunday, June 11, 2023
    Lincoln Glen Church (2700 Booksin Ave, San Jose, CA 95125)
    6:00 Soundcheck
    6:30 END
    7:00 CONCERT

COVID Safety protocols:

West Valley College COVID-19 protocols  MUST be followed – be sure to Declare Your Vaccination Status!  Current updated campus information is here.
Only those who have declared their vaccination status AND are fully vaccinated OR exempt and completing weekly on-campus COVID-19 testing are allowed to attend on campus classes or activities. Please go online to find the WVC vaccination policy, protocols, and declaration link.  Everyone coming to campus is required to complete a Daily Health Assessment on go.westvalley.edu or the WVC Go App. Be prepared to show your checkmark ✅ to enter campus.

You must be registered as a continuing education student to register for class and access the portal.  Here is how to get started, if you are not registered for class:  Complete the non-credit application at this link:  https://www.westvalley.edu/schools/continuing-education/application/

Once you receive confirmation of a successful application, you’ll receive an email that assigns you a @mywvc.wcv.edu email address, which you will use to access the student portal, and you can follow the additional steps required below prior to registering for the class are as follows:

How to sign into the West Valley College portal: https://web.wvm.edu/#/get-started

IMPORTANT:

If you have Covid-19, do not come to rehearsal.  If you are a wind player and have Covid-19 symptoms but have not tested positive, or are a close contact of someone who has Covid-19 or has tested positive for Covid-19, please do not come to rehearsal until day 5 has passed, and you have had a negative rapid test

Strings and Percussion:  Per campus guidelines, masks are recommended, and are strongly encouraged for your own protection.

For Wind players:  Per campus guidelines,  masks are recommended, and strongly encouraged at all times when not actively playing.  If possible, wind instrumentalists should be seated minimum 6 feet from others.