WHERE: Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St., Berkeley, CA (specifically the Zamboni Center inside the store)
TRANSPORTATION SUGGESTIONS: It's a safe ten-minute walk from Ashby BART, though if you need to drive, limited free street parking is available (though Sports Basement has asked us not to take up their regular parking lot spaces).
SCHEDULE / REPERTOIRE / INSTRUMENTATION
1:00-2:00pm - Nobuo Uematsu - "One-Winged Angel" from Final Fantasy VII (~5')
instrumentation: 2 flutes, 1 piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B-flat), 2 bassoons, 4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (B-flat), 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, 3 percussion (snare drum, bass drum, suspended cymbal, crash cymbals, gong, whip, xylophone, chimes (D octaves)), piano, small chorus (SATBB), strings
2:00-3:00pm - Feona Lee Jones - Symphony No. 1 (premiere reading by Oakland composer!) (~7')
instrumentation: 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet (B-flat), 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets (B-flat), 2 horns (F), 1 trombone, timpani, percussion (snare, bass drum, triangle, cymbals, gong, vibraphone), 2 solo piano parts, strings
3:00-4:00pm - Arturo Marquez - Danzón No. 2 (~10')
instrumentation: 2 flutes, 1 piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B-flat), 2 bassoons, 4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B-flat), 2 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, 6 percussion (claves, snare drum, sus. cymbal, guiro, tom-toms, bass drum), piano, strings
Check out sheet music on Google Drive at the link below:
Reference recordings for most pieces can be found by a simple internet search. Please familiarize yourself with each piece as possible!
Please bring a music stand. We'll have chairs, sheet music, and beer and water for all the musicians!
Deadlines for smaller sections are Sunday, February 19. Once that is past, expect an email from your Awesöme Ambassadors with specific info and part assignments (check your spam filters if this is your first session), and email them if you haven't heard back by February 24 (please be patient - they have a lot of information to collect before emailing everyone). Their information can be found at www.awesomeorchestra.org/ambassadors
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