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Spring 2008 Concert Schedule

February 28, 2008-7:30 p.m.
Irons Recital Hall
 
     Piano Concerto No. 1 in Db Major, Op. 10    Sergei Prokofiev
     Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 Robert Schumann
 

 

April 10, 2008-7:30 p.m.
Irons Recital Hall
Repertoire TBA
 

 

April 24, 2008-7:30 p.m.
Irons Recital Hall-Chorus/Orchestra Performance
Repertoire TBA

Spring ’08 Auditions

The spring auditions for the UTASO will take place DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES IN JANUARY.  Signups for times will be on the Orchestra Bulletin Board by Friday, December 7.  

Players will have to perform the following to be considered for membership in the UTASO:

1. STRING PLAYERS:

2 major or minor scales up to 4 sharps or flats of my choosing.
Excerpts posted below (play only the section in brackets):
Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass

2. WIND/PERCUSSION PLAYERS:

All wind/percussion players must audition to be placed in the UTASO for the Spring, even if you are currently a member.

1 piece of solo literature of your choosing-between 2 and 3 minutes.
2 major or minor scales up to 4 sharps or flats of my choosing.
Excerpts posted below (play only the section in brackets):
Flute
Piccolo
Oboe
Clarinet
Bassoon
Horn
Trumpet
Trombone
Bass Trombone
Tuba
Percussion


 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Dr. Clifton Evans, the UTA Symphony Orchestra presents a season of concerts consisting of major works from the standard orchestral repertoire.  Through the performance of these works, students are exposed to different musical styles while acquiring the orchestral skills necessary to develop their professional careers. Indeed, during the season, a number of the UTA Symphony members successfully auditioned or substituted with important area orchestras such as the Fort Worth Symphony, the New Arlington/Las Colinas Symphony, the San Angelo Symphony, the Irving Symphony, the Texas Chamber Orchestra, and the East Texas Symphony, as well as important Summer Festivals such as the Hot Springs Music Festival in Arkansas, the Blossom Music Festival in Ohio, and the Texas Music Festival in Houston. The orchestra is open to any student at the University who qualifies by audition, including both music and non-music majors.  Merit-based scholarships are made available to UTA Symphony members based on their audition.  

The UTASO also hosts an annual Concerto Competition. In this event, UTA students compete to play as soloists accompanied by the UTASO. Winners in recent years have performed the following works:

  • Kelley Arney (violin) H. Wieniawski, Concerto for violin, no. 2, op. 22
  • Suré Eloff (soprano) with R. Strauss, Zeignung op. 10 no. 1 and Allerseelen op. 10 no. 8
  • Hashem Assasallahi (saxophone) A. Glazunov, Concerto for Saxophone Alto op. 109
  • Courtney Keeper (violin) C. Saint-Saens, violin concerto no. 3
  • Amela Koci (violin) Samuel Barber violin concerto
  • Minerva Hernandez (trumpet) J. Neruda Trumpet Concerto
  • James Davis (trumpet) J.Haydn Trumpet Concerto