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String Orchestra

Conducted by Pat Kelly
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The String Orchestra provides intermediate string players with a comprehensive ensemble experience. The Saturday String rehearsal includes theory and ear-training lessons. Literature is selected to broaden repertoire and learn more advanced techniques of following a conductor. Specific bowing techniques, such as spiccato, martelé, hooked bowings and legato, are included. Orchestral intonation is also covered. Students learn to work through difficult passages specific to their instrument.

Weight: 
25
Repertoire: 

String Orchestra repertoire:
Bach: Cantana: “Wachet auf”, Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, Fugue in G minor, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances; Biber: Battalia; Brahms/Isaac: Hungarian Dance No. 5; Del Borgo: Russian Folk Dance; Gliere: Russian Sailor’s Dance; Grieg: Holberg Suite, Two Elegiac Melodies, “Ase’s Death” from Peer Bynt Suite, Wedding Day at Troldhaugen; Handel: Allegro from Concerto Grosso, Little Twelve Sinfonias, Suite III from Water Music; Mozart: Serenade No. 9; Purcell: Two 17th Century Dances; Tchaikovsky/Turner: The Nutcracker Suite; Vivaldi: Gloria in D Major; Vaughan Williams/Foster: Rhosymedre.

Media text: 
Click here to listen to an audio sample of the String Orchestra, performing Edvard Grieg's Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, recorded live at our May 5, 2013 Spring Concert.
Orchestra type: 
(intermediate level)