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Rehearsal Schedule and Handbook

Please refer to the Handbook for details of concert dress and etiquette.


Fall 2020 rehearsal schedule

The regular rehearsal time for orchestra has changed this fall due to COVID-19. The standard rehearsal time will be MWF from 2:00pm - 3:50pm. Check back later for the full Fall 2020 rehearsal schedule.


Fall 2019 Schedule

Unless marked differently, rehearsals take place in CMC 124 from 1:30-3:20 pm. Specific times for pieces to be rehearsed are sent by email before each week begins. The repertoire listed below may also be changed, so keep checking this page and your email.

Please make sure to arrive at least ten minutes before your piece is to be rehearsed, and have your instrument and music ready so that you can take your seat quickly. For all other details pertaining to attendance, grades, performance routines, etc., please make sure to read the Orchestra Handbook.

Week One
Aug 19 and 21- No rehearsals
Aug 23 Wind/brass/percussion sectional: Rimsky Korsakov Golden Cockerel

Week Two
Aug 26 String sectional: Rimsky Korsakov Golden Cockerel (opera orchestra only for Rimsky Korsakov)
Aug 28 Full rehearsal: Rimsky Korsakov Golden Cockerel
Aug 30 String sectional: Debussy La Mer and Wang Lu Wailing

Week Three
Sept 2 Labor Day- no rehearsal
Sept 4 Wind/brass/percussion sectional: Debussy La Mer and Wailing
Sept 6 Full rehearsal: Debussy La Mer and Sriji Maritime Silk Road

Weeks Four and Five
Sept 9 Sriji Maritime Silk Road with composer in attendance
Sept 11 Rimsky Korsakov with singers
Sept 13 Rimsky Korsakov with singers

Opera dress rehearsals in Reynolds Performing Arts Center
Saturday Sept 14 7-10 pm
Sunday Sept 15 7-10 pm
Tuesday Sept 17 7-10 pm
Wednesday Sept 18 7-10 pm

Opera performances
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept 19-21, all at 8 pm
Sunday Sept 22 3 pm

(For non-opera players, no rehearsals on Sept 15, 17 and 19.)

Week Six
Sept 23 No rehearsal
Sept 25 Haydn Symphony
Sept 26 Evening dress rehearsal for Mosaic Concert (opera orchestra only) 6-9 pm
Sept 27 Two sessions- 1:30-2:30 pm Haydn; evening dress for Mosaic Concert (opera orchestra only) 6-9 pm
Sept 29 MOSAIC CONCERT, 3 pm Sharp Hall, opera orchestra only

Week Seven
Sept 30 Sriji and Debussy
Oct 2 Sriji and Wailing (RPAC stage)
Oct 4 Sriji (RPAC stage)
Saturday, Oct 5 11 am Dress rehearsal- Sriji (RPAC stage)
Sunday, Oct 6 PERFORMANCE 4:30 pm, RPAC Sriji Maritime Silk Road

Week Eight
Oct 7 Sectionals on Debussy, Wailing and Haydn Symphony
Oct 9 Haydn
Oct 11 No rehearsal- Texas Weekend

Week Nine
Oct 14 Debussy
Tuesday Oct 15 6-8 pm Wailing and Haydn
Oct 16 No rehearsal- Eighth Blackbird residency
Oct 18 Haydn, Wailing, Debussy

Week Ten
Oct 21 Haydn, Wailing, Debussy
Oct 23 Evening Dress Rehearsal with composer Wang Lu
Thursday, Oct 24 CONCERT, 8 pm Sharp Hall- Haydn, Wailing, Debussy La Mer
Oct 25 No rehearsal

Week Eleven (from here to the end of the semester, rehearsals will be of Tchaikovsky Nutcracker and possibly other works)
Oct 28
Oct 30
Nov 1

Week Twelve
Nov 4
Nov 6
Nov 8

Week Thirteen
Nov 11
Nov 13
Nov 15

Week Fourteen
Nov 18
Dress Rehearsals for Nutcracker
Tuesday, Nov 19 7 pm Brackett Theater
Wednesday, Nov 20 7 pm Brackett Theater
Thursday, Nov 21, 7 pm, Brackett Theater
Performances of Nutcracker
Friday, Nov 22 at 8 pm, Brackett Theater
Sunday, Nov 24 at 3 pm, Brackett Theater

Week Fifteen
Nov 25 No rehearsal
Nov 27-Dec 1 Thanksgiving Break

Week Sixteen
Dec 2 No rehearsal
Dec 4
Dec 6 No rehearsal