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Autumn 2021 Concert 1

THIRD REHEARSAL
Monday, September 27, 2021

Rehearsal Itinerary

7:30 Beethoven Symphony #7

1st movement

8:15 BREAK

8:40 Still Festive Overture

9:15 Ravel Concerto: Rehearsal 13 to 46 [review]

 

Notes

 

1)  REHEARSAL SCHEDULE AND PROTOCOL

I will stay right on schedule this fall. When we take our break, we will clear the room to let air circulate. If you are NOT playing, please stay out of the rehearsal space.

 

ABOUT MASKS: I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ALL CCO players, whether or not they are vaccinated, to wear masks in rehearsal as much as is practicable for playing their instruments. For wind and brass players, please keep your mask on when you are not actually playing. We are in favor of playing/slit masks and bell covers.
 

I will be asking the CCO Trustees to take a fresh look at COVID policies and protocols at the next Board meeting. Official CCO policy remains as it was in the letter from the President. However, I urge all players to wear masks as a courtesy to those colleagues who have underlying health concerns that make them exquisitely aware of the risks of making music in a small room with many musicians. As I said at the meeting, the key words are Community and Orchestra.

 

2)  TEMPO TARGETS
Beethoven Symphony
1st movement
o Poco sostenuto: quarter = 56-69
o Vivace: dotted quarter = 96ish
2nd movement: quarter = 66-72
3rd movement
o Presto: rehearsal tempo around 112 to the measure. Aiming for 132 when we perform.
o Assai meno presto: 60
4th movement
o Rehearsal: 120 to quarter

o Performance target: 144 to quarter (72 to half)

Ravel Concerto
Allegro (rehearsal 13): 116 to dotted quarter
Lento (tempo primo at rehearsal 46): quarter = 44

o [think 16th note subdivisions]

Still Festive Overture

    • I think the published markings work

Woodwind Assignments for CCO Concert 1

FLUTE
STILL FESTIVE OVERTURE
1. Noelle Campen (Dan doubling tuttis, will need photocopy)
2. Annika Shura
3 & Pic. Glenn

RAVEL CONCERTO
1. Annika
2. Glenn
3 & Pic Noelle

BEETHOVEN (doubles for “harmonie”)
1. Glenn/Annika (1 extra copy)
2. Dan/Noelle (1 extra copy)

OBOE
Still: 1 – Tim, 2 – Mara, EH – Katy
Ravel: 1 – Mara, 2 – Katy, EH – Tim
Beethoven: 1 – Tim, 2 – Mara and Katy (1 photocopy needed)

CLARINET
Beethoven:
1st: Ken
2nd: Jim

Still:
1st: Jim
2nd: Angelo
Bass: Ken

Ravel:
1st: Angelo
2nd: Jim
Bass: Ken