Mr. Prevost's String Orchestra Program

    


Events for the 2018-2019 School Year

                                                             Winter Concert: January 17th @ 7pm & January 18th @ 9am & 1pm, 2019
Repertoire: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by W.A. Mozart, Haydn Suite in Three Movements by Franz Josef Haydn, Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song by Brian Balmages and Poker Face by Lady Gaga


Spring Concert: May 30th @ 7pm & May 31st @ 9am & 1pm, 2019
Repertoire TBD

STEAM Night Solo Concert: May 2019 in Room 407 (Music Room. Exact Dates TBD)

NYSSMA: May 2019 (Exact Dates TBD) 




After School Advanced String Orchestra Schedule

Advanced Orchestra meets Tuesdays (2:30pm-3:30pm), Wednesdays (2:30pm-4pm) and Fridays  (2:30pm-4pm) after school. Students in the advanced string orchestra will receive a form, which must be signed and returned to Mr. Prevost. Rehearsal will start promptly at 2:30pm in the Auditorium.



School Day Rehearsal Schedule

1st Grade Beginning Violins: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2nd Period (Prep), 9:25am-10:10 am

2nd Grade Beginning Violins: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 3rd Period (Prep),  10:20am-11:05am 

3rd Grade Intermediate Violins: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1st Period (Prep), 8:30am-9:15am   

4th Grade Advanced Violins: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 12:05pm (Lunch) & Fridays 4th Period (Prep) 11:15am-12pm

5th Grade Advanced Violas and Cellos: Tuesdays & Fridays,  7th Period (Prep) 1:45pm-2:30pm

5th Grade Advanced ViolinsMondays and Thursdays,  7th Period (Prep), 1:45pm-2:30pm

(*Throughout the year, it is the goal that intermediate string players will continue to advance in their skills so they may be eligible to audition for the advanced after school orchestra program*)




Additional Music Resources

The InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO) is a youth orchestra organization with many different ensembles for players of all levels and abilities. Members range from elementary grade students all the way through High School and conservatory level. There are many opportunities for string players as well as brass and woodwinds. Visit  http://isorch.org to learn more.


The Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division is found at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in the Upper West Side. The Pre-College Division auditions students of most ages and is geared towards serious individuals actively pursuing music performance for years to come. Visit the following link to learn more: http://www.msmnyc.edu/Precollege/Welcome-to-the-Precollege


The New York Philharmonic, one of the worlds most renown orchestras, often has student discounts on tickets throughout their season. Most of their performances are held in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in the Upper West Side. Many of the arranged works that will likely be performed by the advanced orchestra in the upcoming year can be heard in their original form by the New York Philarmonic, including works by Beethoven, Sibelius, and Mozart. For more information, visit: http://nyphil.org





Recommended Listening List by Performer
(most can be found online through YouTube or purchased through iTunes):


Violin/Viola:
 Itzhak Perlman: Beethoven Violin Concerto, Bach Partia No. 2 BWV 1004, John Williams Theme from "Schindler's List"
Joshua Bell: Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47, Brahms Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Op. 35
Julia Fischer: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Vivaldi "The Four Seasons", Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 K218


Cello:
Yo Yo Ma: J.S. Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suites, Dvorak Cello Concerto in B Minor, Saint Saens "The Swan"
Jacqueline Du Pre: Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Saint Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor
**2Cellos (Stjepan Hauser & Luka Sulic) : Live at Arena Pula 2014 (Full Concert)**
Mstislav Rostropovich: Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat Major Op. 107


Full Orchestra:
(by composer)
 Beethoven Symphonies: No. 3 (Eroica), No. 5, No. 6 (Pastoral), No. 7 & No. 9 (Chorale)
Mozart Symphonies: No. 35 in D K.385, No. 36 in C K.425, No. 40 in G minor K.550, No. 41 "Jupiter" in C Major 
Brahms Symphonies: No. 2 in D Major Op. 73, No. 3 in F Major 
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor "New World Symphony"
Mahler Symphonies: No. 1 (Titan), No. 2 (Resurrection), No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 9
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique), Swan Lake, The Nutcracker










Contact:

Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns throughout the school year: mprevost@schools.nyc.gov