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Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

Gemma New, Music Director

Announces the following vacancy
PRINCIPAL CELLO

The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra is a per service orchestra with a core of 32 musicians. The subscription season runs from September to May each year.

Current service rate (19-20) for Principal Cello is $209.18 + 10.5% AFM-EPW

National auditions will be held in Hamilton on October 21, 2019 at the L.R. Wilson Concert Hall, McMaster University.

    Application deadline: October 7, 2019

Musicians of the HPO are members of the American Federation of Musicians.

 

 Qualified applicants please send curriculum vitae to:

Gerry Custeau, Administrative Assistant
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
10 MacNab Street South
Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y3
Email: gcusteau@hpo.org

No phone calls please
Please specify the position(s) for which you intend to apply.

Please forward a $30 deposit (a cheque made out to the order of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra). The deposit is refundable the day of the audition. However, if you decide to withdraw from this audition after Tuesday, October 15, 2019 the deposit will not be returned.

 

Principal Cello Audition Repertoire – Monday, October 21, 2019

Solos

  • 1st movement of any standard, major concerto. An accompanist will be provided.
  • A Bach Prelude from Suites 3-6

 

Orchestral Solos

ROSSINI: William Tell

  • mm. 1-48

 

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.2

  • Mvt. 3, letter D to end

 

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony 1

  • Mvt. 4, rehearsal 35-rehearsal 40

 

VON SUPPÉ: Overture to Poet and Peasant

  • mm. 16-51

 

Excerpts

BEETHOVEN: Symphony 5

  • Mvt. 2, mm. 1-10, 49-59, 98-106, 114-123
  • Mvt. 3, mm. 1-18, 140-218

 

BEETHOVEN: Symphony 9

  • Mvt. 4, mm. 8-90

 

BRAHMS: Symphony 2

  • Mvt. 2, mm. 1-17
  • Mvt. 4, mm. 1-44

 

DEBUSSY: La Mer

  • Mvt. 1, two bars before rehearsal 9 to six after rehearsal 9, top line only

 

MENDELSSOHN: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo

  • rehearsal N to rehearsal O

 

MOZART: Symphony 35 “Haffner”

  • Mvt. 4, mm. 134-181

 

STRAUSS: Don Juan

  • beginning to rehearsal C

 

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony 6

  • Mvt. 2, mm. 1-24

 

SIGHTREADING MAY BE REQUIRED

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