Conductors

Symphony! From your conductor,

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:

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Find the parts you are not comfortable with, and practice them slower using metronome.

Wishing you complete success,

Petko

Beethoven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHYBoG7hiZk

Russian Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2ISRMSIyX8

Waltz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw0wLLVEMaA

Carnegie Hill! From Your Conductor,

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.

https://youtu.be/0L1GG780-Dw

That’s too long!