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9/22 rehearsal notes

Hi everyone, We’re halfway through rehearsals for the October concert, and I think things are going pretty well. Next week is strings only, then we have full orchestra on 10/6. Our final Monday rehearsal for this concert is on 10/10 … Continue reading

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9/15 rehearsal notes

Hi everyone, Good job by winds, brass, and percussion at the sectional on Monday. Things are sounding good! Next Monday the 22nd will be a full orchestra rehearsal. We’ll be focusing on the following: Smetana: Molto moderato after C to … Continue reading

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European Elegance program notes

PROGRAM NOTES by Jane Rausch “Location, Location, Location” To celebrate its 49th Season, the Holyoke Civic Symphony plans to take its audience on a world tour by performing music inspired by Europe; Holyoke, Massachusetts; England; and the American Wild, Wild … Continue reading

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9/8 rehearsal notes

Hi everyone, Great to see you all back on Monday, and nice job reading through everything. If you haven’t done so yet, please like the Holyoke Civic Symphony on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @holyokecivicsym. Facebook has a … Continue reading

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4/21 rehearsal notes

Hi everyone, Good work at rehearsal on Monday. I think the Mozart is the piece that still needs the most polishing. It needs to be very precise and pure, and it should sound effortless despite the effort we’re putting into … Continue reading

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4/14 rehearsal notes

Hi everyone, This coming Monday the 21st we’ll be rehearsing at Edwards Church in Northampton. Please bring a music stand. Percussion and trombones have the night off, so we’ll be doing a lot of work on Mozart and Handel. For … Continue reading

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4/7 rehearsal notes

Hi everyone, Excellent rehearsal last night. For this week, please keep working on the 16th note runs in the Dousa (especially woodwinds m. 217-221) and the gravitational attraction of half notes in the Rimsky-Korsakov. For rehearsal on the 14th, I’ll … Continue reading

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Sectional rehearsal notes

Hi everyone, The two sectional rehearsals went very well. If you missed your sectional, please check with someone in your section to find out what you missed. There are a lot of editorial changes in the Mozart, and we added … Continue reading

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2/24 rehearsal notes

Hi everyone, Great rehearsal last night. At this point, I just have a few very specific things in the Beethoven that still need some work: – m. 10 – starting on beat 2, the tempo needs to be just a … Continue reading

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2/17 rehearsal notes

Hi everyone, Excellent rehearsal last night. We’ve got two Monday rehearsals left and are in good shape for the concert. We’ll be playing through everything next Monday, but here are some specific things you can focus on: Sibelius – Strings … Continue reading

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