We have only four rehearsals left. Please prepare for these rehearsals so that we can perform to the best of our abilities.
Big picture plan for the next four rehearsals includes:
1. Working with the soloists on their pieces. The music should be arriving soon. Please listen to the Sarasate Zigeunerweisen and the Elgar Cello Concerto this week.
--Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhyzk6Ty-Ms&feature=related
--Elgar: Cello Concerto, 4th mvmt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rjudv2woxQ
4. Star Wars
Blog readership up this week.
Good news. There were 14 e-mails/facebook posts/blog comments this past week, up from the twelve people who read the blog last week and responded that they had done so. Matthew Munroe won the chocolate bar. We really want to know if you've read the blog so, if you've read it and if you'd like to be included for the consideration of the chocolate bar, please send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or a message to me on Facebook when you've read it so we can count you in and understand the usefulness of this feature.
Take the poll!
We would really like to know what you would like to do with the orchestra this year and next. The webmaster, also known as Executive Director Kristen Bellisario, has informed me that the poll will be valid for a short time. Please look at this with your family: MAYO Online Poll.
Sections for personal practice:
Please look at these following sections for the coming week.
Mozart: measures 272 through the end of the movement.
Holst: Mars and Jupiter
Holst: Venus: violins practice from Andante before rehearsal 2 to rehearsal 3
Holst: Jupiter: rehearsal 17 to the end.
And, finally, our rehearsal schedule for Monday, October 19th:
6:35 Sectionals (winds on Venus, brass on Star Wars and Holst, Strings on Mozart, Venus)
7:15 Mozart (measures 272 through end)
7:40 Holst: Venus
8:12 Star Wars
8:40 Holst: Mars
8:50 Holst: Jupiter
Keep checking in! I'm eager that we do our best tog