There will be no rehearsals the next two weeks!
Rehearsals will resume as follows:
Morningside: January 8th, 2019
Carnegie Hill: January 9th, 2019
Symphony: January 9th, 2019
Concert Orchestra: January 10th, 2019
Have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!
To avoid lines please consider getting you tickets ahead of time on the website!
Symphony Space Concert Tickets!
Here is also the letter that was sent out with information with times for Sunday!
Symphony Space Performance Information!
We are looking forward to a wonderful performance!
Carnegie Hill Orchestra:
Concert is on Sunday – be at Symphony Space by 2:30!
Please watch the first video on this page – see if you feel the musicians (a youth orchestra from Venezuela) are moving too much. Are they too engaged?
I will see you on Sunday – Please play expressively!
Dear ISO Symphony musicians,
Thank you for great rehearsal on Wednesday!
We have 10 days left until the concert in Symphony Space. The ISO repertoire should be in your daily diet. I suggest you do the following to prepare and achieve excellent performance:
- Play your parts from beginning to end WITH METRONOME, counting the bar rests in real time – do not jump to the next entrance! Set your metronomes to: Beethoven – quarter note equals 148 (even though one beat is half note); Russian Dance – quarter note equals 138; Waltz – quarter note equals 176 (even though one beat is dotted half note).
- Below are YouTube links I would like you to use and play your parts along with them. You may find other, that you like better. Best is if you try different recordings. This is an excellent way to practice and establish ensemble habits. The more you do it, the better.
- Find the parts you are not comfortable with, and practice them slower using metronome.
Wishing you complete success,
Russian Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2ISRMSIyX8
Dear Carnegie Hill Orchestra:
I hope you enjoyed the expanded brass section this week – it was indeed nice to have the students from Manhattan School of Music join with us to fill in the missing parts!
I was pleased with the “test” section of the music that I gave you. Everyone passed the Anvil Chorus Test! Please put a bit of final polish on your playing, prepare your clothes: White on top/black on bottom – and I will see you this coming Wednesday at our final rehearsal before the concert.
One note – PLEASE TAPE YOUR PAGES. A few slices of Scotch tape will hold your music together. Sometimes concert halls have drafts of air that will send individual pages flying!
Best wishes for a good winter concert!
Press Coverage about ISO’s upcoming performance at Symphony Space on December 16th, 2018!
NY Metro Parents
City Guide NY
Please see the attached rehearsal schedule from your conductor for the remainder of the year!
ISO Symphony Rehearsal Schedule
Carnegie Hill Orchestra: We are now in the countdown for the concert! Please polish anything that you still find difficult to play.
For the entire orchestra – Anvil Chorus – the short quarter notes before rests that have rarely been short enough. We have worked on it in rehearsal – I look for what you will do, individually, with those short notes!
For fun, here is the chili commercial that says “That’s too long!” Watch it 10 seconds, laugh, and then practice those notes.
That’s too long!
Seats are filled for 2018-19 season on flute. We are not hearing any more students on these instrucments at this time. We are however still accepting video auditions
There will be no rehearsal tomorrow for Carnegie Hill & ISO Symphony!