Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Bay Area Rainbow Symphony Wants You!

From the press release:


Alasdair Neale will be our guest conductor. Alasdair Neale is the music director of the Marin Symphony and Sun Valley Summer Symphony. He was the former Principal Guest Conductor of the New World Symphony (Miami), and the former Associate Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony. For many years, he was also the music director of the SF Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the conductor for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra.

We will be performing:

Dove - Figures in the Garden: 1st movement Dancing in the Dark (2')
[immediately leading into]

Mozart - Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, arranged for Wind Octet (5')

Copland - Clarinet Concerto, soloist our very own Stephen Zielinski (18')


Barber - Medea's Dance of Vengeance (14')

Britten - Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (17')

The concert will be on Saturday November 5th at Everett Middle School.

Dove and Mozart are for woodwind octet (2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn, 2 horns) We will rehearse these pieces in a separate room while the Copland is rehearsed.

Copland Clarinet Concerto strings, harp, piano

Barber Medea: 3 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, snare drum, bass drum, tom tom, triangle, cymbals, tam-tam, xylophone, whip, harp, piano, and strings.

Britten 4 Sea Interludes 2 flutes (2nd and 1st = piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (2nd = E-flat clarinet), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets (3rd = piccolo trumpet), 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (bass drum, bells, cymbals, gong, snare drum, tam tam, tambourine, tenor drum, xylophone), harp, and strings.

Rehearsal Schedule:
Wednesdays September 7, 14 (string sectional),21, 28 (string sectional), Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, Sat Nov 5 afternoon dress rehearsal, evening concert.

General Info:

We welcome all orchestral instrumentalists. Some sections may be full, but we often have openings and we frequently need subs in all sections.

Our musicians and audiences recognize the high artistic quality and social atmosphere of the ensemble at our sold-out concerts. You're sure to enjoy our weekly rehearsals at SF State University on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM. We welcome LGBTQ and straight musicians (approximately 30% of our members and 40% of our audience identify as straight). We have musicians from all over the Bay Area and provide carpools. Professional level, advanced and intermediate players are welcome. Please RSVP in advance. Visit or email for more information about auditions. You can also fill out the form for new players on our website.

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