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Employment Opportunities:

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS:

THERE are CURRENTLY no administrative POSITIONs OPEn

 

AUDITIONS:

THERE ARE TWO upcoming auditions

Section Viola, and Principal Second Violin and (2) Section Violin 1 (one audition.)


 

Auditions

 

Section Viola

AUDITION ON: Thursday, October 31, 2019

HOW TO APPLY: Highly qualified musicians are invited to send a one-page résumé by Thursday, October 17, with $50 refundable deposit check (payable to Portland Symphony Orchestra) to:

Portland Symphony Orchestra
Attn. Martin Webster, Orchestra Personnel Manager
50 Monument Square, Floor 2
Portland, ME 04101

Résumés may also be emailed to mwebster@portlandsymphony.org. PDFs preferred, .doc format accepted. Please use the subject line: PSO Section Viola Audition.

Deposit checks will be returned at the audition, or will be destroyed if your audition is cancelled on or before Monday, October 28, 2019.

2019-2020 SEASON EMPLOYMENT: Employment to begin during the 2019-2020 season as soon as the winning candidate’s availability and the PSO’s schedule allow. The PSO is a per-service orchestra offering approximately 93 services in the 2019-2020 season. 2019-2020 scale for this position is $125.01 per service.

The Portland Symphony Orchestra audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards.

The audition will be held at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine.

REQUIRED AUDITION REPERTOIRE:

Solo Works

A.      First movement of either:

  • Bartók Viola Concerto,
  • Walton Viola Concerto or
  • Hindemith Der Schwanendreher

B.      J. S. Bach: a movement from either a Cello Suite or a Sonata/Partita for Violin

 

Orchestral Excerpts

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, mvt. 2

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, pickup to 3rd bar after Reh. 1 through downbeat of Reh. 3

Brahms: Symphony No. 2, mvt. 1

Brahms: Symphony No. 3, mvt. 4

Mendelssohn: A Midsummernight’s Dream, Scherzo

Mozart: Symphony No. 35, mvts. 1 and 4

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, mvt. 1 (Reh. 15-17)

R. Strauss: Don Juan, opening to letter D

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, mvt. 3, pickup to Reh. E through 3rd bar of Reh. I

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, mvt. 1, mm. 19-89

 

 

Principal Second Violin and (2) Section Violin 1. (One audition)

Should the principal position be won by a current PSO member, the resulting vacancy may be offered to the runner-up at this audition.

AUDITION ON: Monday, November 4, 2019

HOW TO APPLY: Highly qualified musicians are invited to send a one-page résumé by Monday, October 21, with $50 refundable deposit check (payable to Portland Symphony Orchestra) to:

Portland Symphony Orchestra
Attn. Martin Webster, Orchestra Personnel Manager
50 Monument Square, Floor 2
Portland, ME 04101

Résumés may also be emailed to mwebster@portlandsymphony.org. PDFs preferred, .doc format accepted. Please use the subject line: PSO Violin Audition.

Deposit checks will be returned at the audition, or will be destroyed if your audition is cancelled on or before November 1, 2019.

2019-2020 SEASON EMPLOYMENT: Employment to begin during the 2019-2020 season as soon as the winning candidate’s availability and the PSO’s schedule allow. The PSO is a per-service orchestra offering approximately 93 services in the 2019-2020 season. 2019-2020 Principal pay scale for this position is $187.52 per service; section scale is $125.01.

The Portland Symphony Orchestra audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards.

The audition will be held at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine.

REQUIRED AUDITION REPERTOIRE:

All candidates:

Solo Works

1st movement exposition (no cadenza) from one of the following concerti:

  • Bartok #2
  • Beethoven
  • Brahms
  • Dvorak
  • Mendelssohn
  • Prokofiev #1 or #2
  • Sibelius
  • Tchaikovsky

 

Orchestral Excerpts (First violin):

Brahms Symphony #4:

  • Movement 1: Beginning to 4 before “C”
  • Movement 2: “E” to “F”
  • Movement 3: 10 after “G” to end
  • Movement 4: 8 before “B” to “D”

Debussy “La Mer”

  • #19-#20
  • #33-#39

Mozart Symphony #39

  • Movement 1: Beginning to measure 96
  • Movement 2: Beginning to measure 27
  • Movement 4: Beginning to measure 42

Mendelssohn “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Scherzo

  • Beginning to 7 after “D”

Strauss “Don Juan”

  • First page

 

Principal Second Violin Additional Excerpts:

Bach St Matthew’s Passion: Orchestra 2, (Violin 1); #51 Aria (“Gebt mir meinem Jesum wieder)

  • Solo, beginning to “C”

Mozart Symphony #41 (Violin 2)

  • Movement 4: Beginning to “B”

Smetana Bartered Bride Overture (Violin 2)

  • Beginning to 5 after “A”

Strauss “Ein Alpensinfonie” (Violin 2)

  • #129-#134

For more information on the Portland Symphony Orchestra (Maine), please visit PortlandSymphony.org

 

 

 

 

 

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