The website has been updated with the most recent dates and info.
- The parts for the Faure and the opera, Werther, are available for download.
- Spring breaks are coming, please use the Report your Absence form.
- Note that Monday, April 17 will be an opera rehearsal.
- Check out the repertoire resources.
See you tonight!
The members website has been updated with notes for the previous rehearsals and listening links. Please update your roster info, if you haven’t already done that. We can use more strings for the next set, especially in the lower range, invite your friends to play with us. Thanks, Dawn
Rehearsal Notes 3/13
“Major” ritardando at Rehearsal 90
Only accent what is accented
Big crescendo into Rehearsal 74
No caesura at Rehearsal 75
Violins, stay forte at Rehearsal 78
Lighter at Rehearsal 81
4 bars after Rehearsal 85, “big crescendo”
“In tempo” at 8 bars before Rehearsal 90
Need to “clear” for the downbeat at Rehearsal 75
Violins and violas, don’t be afraid of the downbeat at Rehearsal 79
Warmer, less “edge”
Rehearsal 68 should be more tender
Trombones with mute at Rehearsal 68
Warmer at Rehearsal 5
Lighter at Rehearsal 11
Huge creacendo to downbeat of Rehearsal 29
Horns, take charge at Rehearsal 34
Brass, don’t lag behind at Rehearsal 34
Conducted in 6
Feel it in 2 at bar 29, but don’t rush (still conducted in 6)
Warmer at bar 39
Winds, “smoother” at bar 42
Subito PP at bar 58
The Lewis, Weber and Mollicone are ready for downloading! Rodeo will be coming soon.
THE WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA OF SAN JOSÉ
Concert dress: women the usual concert black, men tuxes
Rehearsal at West Valley College at 7 pm
7:10 Swan Lake mvmts 1,3,4,7,2
Remember Rehearsal is at West Valley College at 7:00p
‘Pianos’ can be much softer
Cut back on volume even more when the soloist is playing
Let the descending 16th notes make a natural diminuendo at bar 23
Make a full lift before bar 160
Don’t rush at Rehearsal N.
Make the ends of phrases prettier.
1st Violins, don’t rush the 16th notes at bar 73
6 bars before Rehearsal H, those with 8th notes can be lighter
Bassoons and clarinets, we need a true ‘FF’ at bar 143
‘Molto pesante’ at Rehearsal O
Brass, don’t overplay at Rehearsal C
Subito piano at bar 504
Chords need to be crisp at bar 504
Not too abrasive at bar 526
More “powerful” on the downbeat at bar 538
At bar 472, a forte is fine–don’t need to push a ‘FF’
At Rehearsal R, longer phrases are needed
Don’t drag at Rehearsal D
Needs to be a “dialogue” at Rehearsal E
Ensemble needs to be better at Rehearsal A
More melody needed at Rehearsal L
Keep the tempo steady at bar 515
The crescendo 4 bars from the end only goes up to ‘PP’
Don’t lose energy 5 bars after Rehearsal Z
‘Molto piu tranquillo’ can still be more tranquil
More 2nd violins and violas at bar 392
Brass can be “warmer” at Rehearsal U
At bar 301, more bassoon, trombones, and horns needed
Must be together on the downbeat of bar 38
Just a reminder that tonight’s dress rehearsal is at West Valley College Rehearsal Hall. We start at 7p.