Audition Repertoire

Auditions are being scheduled for the following open positions. Anyone who is interested in auditioning to be added to the sublist, is encouraged to apply! Depending on the repertoire per concert, additional musicians are needed and are filled by those on the sublist.

Principal Viola – NEWLY ADDED
Assistant Principal Viola
Assistant Principal Cello
Assistant Principal Bass
All String Sections

Flute 3/piccolo
Oboe 3/English Horn
Bass Clarinet
Bassoon 2
Horn 4
Tuba

Timpani
Principal Percussion
Section Percussion

Excerpt list is subject to change. The excerpt packets are in pdf format. If you have trouble downloading a file, you can request to have a printed packet mailed to you by calling (310) 470-2332 or emailing us.

Bass
Bassoon
Cello
Clarinet
Flute
Harp
Horn
Oboe
Piano
Percussion
Trombone
Trumpet

Tuba
Viola
Violin

Violin (violin excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • MOZART Symphony No. 39 | 2nd mvt.: mm. 1 to 46, 4th mvt.: mm. 1-79
  • DVORAK Carnival Overture | Beginning to downbeat of Letter B, Letter through 5 measures after Letter N
  • ELGAR Enigma Variations | Variation 2
  • STRAUSS Don Juan | Beginning to 13 measures after C

CONCERTMASTER AUDITION NOT BEING HELD FOR 2018/19 SEASON

(Additional excerpts for Concertmaster:) Not included in download – request by email

  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade | All solos in 1st and 2nd mvts.
  • STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben | All solos
  Viola (viola excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • MOZART Symphony No. 35 | 1st mvt. m. 15 to 3 after Letter A
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 | 1st mvt.: beginning to 10 after Allegro non troppo, and 3rd mvt.: 5 measures after V to AA
  • STRAUSS Don Juan | Beginning to B and 1 measure before Z to CC
  • MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Scherzo
  Cello (cello excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • MOZART Symphony No. 35 | 4th mvt. 23 measures after D to E
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 | 2nd mvt. Beginning to C
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 | 2nd mvt. Beginning to A
  • MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Scherzo
  • STRAUSS Don Juan | Beginning to measure 7, 3 measures before G to 4 measures after K, and 7 measures after X to CC

Additional excerpt for assistant principal cello: Not included in download – request by email

  • BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 | 3rd movement solos
  Bass (bass excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 | 4th mvt.: Beginning to A
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 | 3rd mvt.: Beginning to measure 86, and 140-177
  • MOZART Symphony No. 35 | 1st mvt.: measure 13 to A, and 4th mvt.: 23 measures after D to E
  • STRAUSS Don Juan | Rehearsal A to C
  • GINASTERA Variaciones Concertantes | Solo
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 1 | Solo
  Flute / Piccolo (flute/piccolo excerpts – download) A flute concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • DEBUSSY Afternoon of a Faun | Opening Solo
  • PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony | 2nd mvt. rehearsal 31 to rehearsal 32, and 4th mvt. rehearsal 63 to 3 measures after rehearsal 65
  • STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite | Variation De L’Oiseau De Feu
  • RAVEL Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No.2 | Rehearsal 176-179

Prepare additional excerpts for piccolo in addition to flute excerpts:

  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 | 3rd mvt. measure 162-170, measure 194-203
  • ROSSINI Semiramide (all)
  Oboe / English Horn (oboe/english horn excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • BRAHMS Violin Concerto | Adagio Solo
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 | 2nd mvt.: Measures 19-26
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 | 2nd mvt.: Beginning to measure 21
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 | 2nd mvt.: Solo
  • ROSSINI La Scala di Seta | Andantino and Allegro solos
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade | Solos

Prepare additional excerpts for English horn in addition to oboe excerpts:

  • DVORAK Symphony No. 9 | 2nd mvt.: measure 7 to 3 measures before rehearsal 1
  • BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture | Solo
  Clarinet (clarinet excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 | 3rd mvt.: Trio to D.C.
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 3 | 2nd mvt.: Beginning to rehearsal B
  • MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Scherzo
  • STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite | Variation de l’oiseau de feu: rehearsal 9 to end
  • RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 | 3rd mvt.: measure 6 to 5 measures after rehearsal 48

E-FLAT CLARINET AUDITION NOT BEING HELD FOR 2018/19 SEASON. Additional excerpts for E-flat clarinet:

  • BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique | Last movement (all)
  • RAVEL Bolero

Prepare additional excerpts for bass clarinet in addition to clarinet excerpts:

  • RAVEL Daphnis and Chloe
  • GROFE Grand Canyon Suite
  Bassoon (bassoon excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • MOZART Marriage of Figaro | Overture: Beginning to measure 24 and measures 156-171
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 | 2nd mvt.: measure 274 to the end
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade | 2nd mvt.: measure 5 to rehearsal A
  • STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring | Beginning to 3 after rehearsal 3
  • RAVEL Bolero (all)
  Horn (horn excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 | Andante solo, beginning to measure 28
  • RAVEL Pavane for the Dead Princess | Beginning to 4 after A
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 | 1st mvmt. Allegro non troppo, measures 447 – 477
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 | 3rd mvmt., Allegro, measures 132 – 161
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 3 | 1st mvmt., pick-up to [55] – 5 measures before [57]
  Trumpet (trumpet excerpts – download) This position is filled for the 2018/19 season. A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • MUSSORGSKY-RAVEL Pictures At An Exhibition | Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle: Opening solo, rehearsal 58
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 | 1st mvt.: rehearsal 27 to 29
  • STRAVINSKY Petrushka | Dance of the Ballerina
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 5 | 1st mvt.: opening
  • RESPIGHI Pines of Rome | Offstage solo
  Trombone / Bass Trombone (Trombone/Bass Trombone excerpts – download) This position is filled for the 2018/19 season. A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • MOZART Requiem | Tuba Mirum solo
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Sym. #4 | 4th mvt.: 9 measures after rehearsal A to B
  • WAGNER Die Walkure
  • RAVEL Bolero | 2 measures after rehearsal 10 to 11

Excerpts for bass trombone:

  • HAYDN The Creation | No. 26
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 | 4th mvt.: Andante maestoso
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 | 4th mvt.: 9 measures after rehearsal A to 9 before B
  • WAGNER Die Walkure
  Tuba (tuba excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • MUSSORGSKY-RAVEL Pictures At an Exhibition – Bydlo
  • WAGNER Die Walkure
  • HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphoses | 2nd mvt.: 4 measures before M to P
  • PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 | 1st mvt. rehearsal 3 to 6
  Harp (request excerpts by email) This position is filled for the 2018/19 season. A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • TCHAIKOVSKY Nutcracker | Cadenza
  • BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique | Un Bal
  • RAVEL Tzigane | Cadenza: 4-5
  • BARTOK Concerto for Orchestra | 4th mvt.: measures 42-58
  • VERDI Forza del Destino Overture
  • DONIZETTI Lucia di Lammermoor | Act I cadenza
  Timpani (timpani excerpts – download)
 
  • FIRTH The Solo Timpanist, Etude XI
  • BARTOK Concerto for Orchestra | 4th mvt. bars 42-51
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 | 1st mvt.: measures 89-110. 4th mvt.: measure 409-end
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 | 1st mvt.: measures 68-91. 4th mvt.: measure 375-end
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 | 1st mvt.: 18 bars before S to end
  • HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis | 2nd mvt.
  • MOZART Magic Flute Overture (all)
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 | 1st mvt.: 2 bars before T to U
  Percussion (percussion excerpts – download)

  • Snare Drum
    • LONG ROLL EXERCISE | Start pp, gradually cresendo to a fermata ff, then gradually diminuendo to pp (30 seconds approx.)
    • DELECLUSE from Douze Etudes | Etude #1
    • PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kije | 1st mvt. (The Birth of Kije): rehearsal 1 to 2
    • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade | 3rd mvt.: rehearsal D to E and F to G. 4th mvt.: rehearsal P to U (condense rests before S)
  • Marimba
    • Solo or etude of your choice (two or four mallets)
  • Xylophone
    • GERSHWIN Porgy & Bess
  • Glockenspiel
    • DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice | Rehearsal 17-20, rehearsal 22-24, rehearsal 52-53
  • Cymbals
    • CRASH EXERCISE A series of crashes, in crescendo from pp to ff
  • Tambourine
    • DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture
  Piano (piano excerpts – download)This position is filled for the 2018/19 season. A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (“Mambo”)
  • Copland Appalachian Spring (7-10)
  • Stravinsky Petrouchka (“Danse Russe”: 64-73)