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announcing 2024-25 season string auditions

materials due monday, August 19, 2024

virtual submission through youtube links

Click Images at the bottom for audition excerpts

season performance Location

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 

Foellinger Great Hall
500 S Goodwin Ave. Urbana, Illinois 61801

Rates

$70 per service, section

$90 per service, principal

Mileage reimbursement and hotel lodging available for those outside the Champaign-Urbana Area

Auditions by virtual submission only

Audition Form due monday, August 19 including performance of required repertoire 

excerpts provided via youtube links as Unlisted videos. The solo piece may be a newly created recording or a recent performance of the past 24 months. Excerpts should be a recorded performance executed in a single take without editing, mimicking a live audition.

Positions

Section/Substitute Violin

Section/Substitute Viola

Section/Substitute Cello

Section/Substitute Bass

September Concert: RHAPSODY IN BLUE AT 100

Friday, September 20, 2024 – Foellinger Great Hall

 

Smetana, Bartered Bride Overture 
Martinů, Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra 
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue   
Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”  

Rehearsal Dates:

Mon Sep 16 7:30-10:00pm FGH 
Tues Sep 17 7:30pm-10:00pm FGH
Weds Sep 18 7:30pm-10:00pm FGH
Thurs Sep 19 7:30pm-10:00pm ORR

 

October Concert: MAJESTIC BRAHMS AND SUMPTUOUS RAVEL 

Saturday, October 26, 2024 – Foellinger Great Hall
 

Montgomery, Overture  
Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 2  
Ravel, Mother Goose Suite  

Ravel, Alborada del gracioso

Rehearsal Dates:

Thurs Oct 24 7:30pm-10:00pm ORR
Fri Oct 25 7:30pm-10:00pm FGH
Sat Oct 26 10:00am-12:30pm FGH

December Concert: BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY 4 and TROMBONE VIRTUOSO

Thursday, December 5, 2024 – Foellinger Great Hall
 

Elgar, Serenade for Strings
Canfield, Concerto after Mendelssohn for Trombone and Orchestra
Shilkret, Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
Beethoven, Symphony No. 4

Rehearsal Dates:Mon Dec 2 7:30-10:00pm ORR 
Tues Dec 3 7:30-10:00pm FGH
Weds Dec 4 7:30-10:00pm ORR  

February Concert: ROMANTIC MASTERWORKS   

friday, February 14, 2025 – Foellinger Great Hall
 

Tchaikovsky, Romeo + Juliet Overture
Poulenc, Concerto for Two Pianos  
Rachmaninoff, Symphony No. 2

Rehearsal Dates:

Tues Feb 11 7:30-10:00pm FGH  
Weds Feb 12 7:30-10:00pm FGH  
Thurs Feb 13 7:30-10:00pm FGH  

March Concert: mozart requiem

saturday, March 29, 2025 – Foellinger Great Hall
 

Beethoven, Coriolan Overture, Op. 62  
Beethoven, Choral Fantasy 
(collaboration with UIUC Choirs)
Mozart, Requiem (collaboration with UIUC Choirs)

Rehearsal Dates:

Thurs Mar 27 7:30-10:00pm ORR (Rehearsal w/ choir)
Fri Mar 28 7:30-10:00pm FGH (Rehearsal w/ choir)
Sat Mar 29 10:00am-12:30pm FGH (rehearsal w/ choir) 

Click Images below for audition information and excerpts

Once audition videos are recorded and uploaded to youtube, submit audition here

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