Saturday, June 9, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Please read the information below before signing up for an audition here.
The Peabody Youth Orchestra is open to advanced middle through high school age musicians in all strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. This is the premiere orchestra in the Peabody Preparatory Orchestra program, concentrating on standard orchestral repertoire in a high-level learning and performing experience. Rehearsals are typically on Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Downtown campus. Two to three full-length concerts are given each year, including performances with faculty and guest artists as well as accompanying the winner of the Preparatory Concerto Competition. Complete symphonies and concerto accompaniments are performed.
Membership is open by audition only and previous ensemble experience is preferred. Everyone is welcome to audition for the orchestra regardless of whether or not the student studies privately in the Preparatory. (Only students who study privately in the Peabody preparatory are eligible to participate in the Preparatory recitals and competitions, including the Concerto Competition.)
Chamber Music – for students interested in participating in chamber music, the Young Artists Orchestra (YAO) or Peabody Youth Orchestra (PYO), audition will serve as an audition for both the orchestra and chamber music programs. Students will only need to prepare the requirements for the orchestra audition. No additional solo work will be required. For students who are only auditioning for chamber music, please sign up for a chamber music audition and follow the specific audition requirements for that program. More information on the Chamber Music program can be found here.
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Berlioz – Symphony Fantastique, Mvt. II
Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1, Mvt. III
Mozart – Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”, Mvt. IV
Rossini – Overture, La Gazza Ladra
Brahms – String Quartet #3, Mvt. III
Mozart – Symphony No. 35, Mvt. I
Mozart – Overture, Die Zauberflöte
Glinka – Overture, Russlan and Ludmila
Brahms – Symphony No. 3, Mvt. III
Handel – “Hallelujah” from The Messiah
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5, Mvt. III
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6, Mvt. III
Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre
Britten – Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Humperdinck – Hansel & Gretel