Stanford Summer Orchestra

The 2018 Stanford Summer Orchestra, led by Paul Phillips, the Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies, will rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (7:00-9:30 pm) in Dinkelspiel Auditorium from July 3 through July 26, with a concert on July 27 in Bing Concert Hall. Auditions will be held in the Braun Music Center, Room 121, in late June/early July 2018. The audition consists of three parts and will last 10 minutes:

  • Solo piece: begin by playing a two-minute excerpt of a work of your choice – a piece that displays your best playing (such as a movement of a suite, partita, sonata, or concerto, or an etude). You may bring a second contrasting piece, but it is not required and might not be requested because of time restraint.
  • Scales. Play one or two scales in the same manner as in your private studies. There is no set requirement regarding how many scales you need to know, but you will be asked to say which ones you know – for example: all majors, all majors and minors, some majors and/or minors (listing which ones), chromatic, etc.
  • Sightreading. Sightread a short excerpt provided at the audition.

Anyone who plays a related instrument like piccolo, English horn, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, etc., is encouraged to also play the additional instrument at the audition, if possible.

If you want to participate, please fill out the Stanford Summer Orchestra Audition Form – Summer 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018 • 7:30 PM • Bing Concert Hall 
Stanford Summer Orchestra
Paul Phillips, conductor
Aditya Chander, violin soloist (2018 Concerto Competition Winner)

SIBELIUS                       Finlandia, Op. 26. No. 7
CHAUSSON                  Poème for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25                                                                                          GRIEG                           Norwegian Dances, Op. 35                               
BORODIN                      Symphony No. 2 in B Minor