Ensemble Concert 2023

AS OF 1/20/23

ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATE 

Where:

Most rehearsals will be at our usual group room location. See Calendar of Events.

Location of Feb. 27 dress rehearsal and concert--

                       Trinity Church, 5200 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC

Equipment:

If you haven't given me one yet, signed liability waiver and image release.

Face covering for both performers and audience.

Violin, bow, rosin, shoulder pad.

If you’re reading music:

Any printed music in concert order (below) in a 3-ring binder. 

Please punch holes; No plastic sheet protectors.

Music stand AND

Pencil.

Schedule:

WATCH FOR CHANGING PLANS

More details to be added.


Mon. Jan. 9

6:30 A & B

7:30 C & D


Mon. Jan. 16 – MLK Day, No lessons

Mon. Jan. 23

6:30 B & C

7:30 D

(Fri. Jan. 27 – regular lesson schedule in spite of GCS Workday.)

Mon. Jan.30

6:30 A

7:30 C

FEBRUARY

Mon. Feb. 6

6:30 B

7:30 D

 

Mon. Feb. 13

6:30 A & B

7:30 C & D

Mon. Feb. 20 NO GROUP – Presidents’ Day

There will be individual lessons on Feb. 20, Presidents’ Day, even though GCS is having a holiday.

SPECIAL WEEK

Wed. Feb. 22 - Tue. Feb. 28

Eve’s lessons suspended in favor of preparation of the Ensemble Concert.

Thur. Feb. 23 in 121

6:00 Everyone

We’ll play through all of the Suzuki tunes with the duets. You may leave when we’ve played your most advanced piece.

If there’s time, we’ll play Redwing and Slavonic Dance No. 7, too.

7:30 Bach Double

All 3 movements

Sat. Feb. 25 in 121

10:30 to 1:00

EVERYONE

We’ll play through all of the Suzuki tunes with the duets. You may leave when we’ve played your most advanced piece.

      10:30

Twinkle

Lightly Row

May Song

Long, Long Ago

Minuet 3 (Book 3 version, no repeats)

      10:50

           Slavonic Dance

     11:05

Gavotte by Gossec

Waltz

Witches’ Dance

    11:30

Redwing

    11:50

Minuet by Boccherini

     12:00

break

     12:10

Gavotte in G minor

     12:20 to 1:00

            Bach Double

 

MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL

Mon. Feb. 27 at 6:30

(Don’t dress up for this.  This term comes from theater practice. 

     It means we go through the entire program.)

The rehearsal plan will be similar to that of Feb. 25.

CONCERT –

Tue. Feb. 28 at 7:00

            Arrive at 6:30 to setup and tune

                         CONCERT DRESS: Dressy Dark bottom (black if possible), white top or all black.

                                    Shoes comfortable for standing.

                                    Top extends below hips if wearing leggings.

REPERTORY

YOU'LL PLAY ANY AND ALL OF THE PIECES ON THIS LIST THAT YOU KNOW WELL.

Twinkle

Lightly Row

May Song

Long, Long Ago

SUZUKI DUET PARTS for students in Book 3 and above will be sent on email.

Those in Book 3 & up may play the duet on the Book 1 pieces listed above.

Those in Book 4 & up may play the duet on the next group of pieces.


Minuet 3 (Book 3 version, no repeats)

Gavotte by Gossec

Waltz

Witches’ Dance

Minuet by Boccherini

Minuet by Bach (Book 3)

Gavotte in G minor

Slavonic Dance No. 8 by Dvorak, arr. Ralph Matesky

           Violin 1- Book 2 students

Violin 2 - Book 3 students

We’ll divide those in Book 4 and up evenly between the two parts. 


Red Wing by Kerry Mills, arr. Michael McLean

            Violin 1- Book 3 students

Violin 2 - Book 2 students

We’ll divide Book 4 and up students evenly between the two parts.

 Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor by J. S. Bach

            All 3 movements.

            Those who are ready, learn the solo parts.

            Some of you in Books 3 & those of you in Book 4, learn the orchestra part.

            We’ll divide you evenly between Violin 1 & 2.


Another piece may be added.