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THE WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA OF SAN JOSÉ
Concert dress: women the usual concert black, men tuxes
Rehearsal at West Valley College at 7 pm
7:10 Swan Lake mvmts 1,3,4,7,2
Remember Rehearsal is at West Valley College at 7:00p
‘Pianos’ can be much softer
Cut back on volume even more when the soloist is playing
Let the descending 16th notes make a natural diminuendo at bar 23
Make a full lift before bar 160
Don’t rush at Rehearsal N.
Make the ends of phrases prettier.
1st Violins, don’t rush the 16th notes at bar 73
6 bars before Rehearsal H, those with 8th notes can be lighter
Bassoons and clarinets, we need a true ‘FF’ at bar 143
‘Molto pesante’ at Rehearsal O
Brass, don’t overplay at Rehearsal C
Subito piano at bar 504
Chords need to be crisp at bar 504
Not too abrasive at bar 526
More “powerful” on the downbeat at bar 538
At bar 472, a forte is fine–don’t need to push a ‘FF’
At Rehearsal R, longer phrases are needed
Don’t drag at Rehearsal D
Needs to be a “dialogue” at Rehearsal E
Ensemble needs to be better at Rehearsal A
More melody needed at Rehearsal L
Keep the tempo steady at bar 515
The crescendo 4 bars from the end only goes up to ‘PP’
Don’t lose energy 5 bars after Rehearsal Z
‘Molto piu tranquillo’ can still be more tranquil
More 2nd violins and violas at bar 392
Brass can be “warmer” at Rehearsal U
At bar 301, more bassoon, trombones, and horns needed
Must be together on the downbeat of bar 38
Just a reminder that tonight’s dress rehearsal is at West Valley College Rehearsal Hall. We start at 7p.
Thursday’s (Feb 2nd) Dress Rehearsal will be at West Valley College Rehearsal Hall at 7:00p.
(The Concert will remain at Lincoln Glen Church)