Difference between Chamber and full orchestra conducting

Discussion in 'Orchestra / Solo / Chamber Music' started by student trumpet, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. student trumpet

    student trumpet Pianissimo User

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    Hey Manny,

    Since this trimester in MYS you are conducting both the full orchestra and the chamber orchestra, for the marimba solo, I am wondering which one you enjoy more. Since I have to rehearse at 1030 I don't get to see the Chamber rehersal :-( .

    YOU GUYS SOUND GREAT on the Strauss.

    anyways, which type of conducting do yo like more? which is more fun?

    Sincerly

    ST
     
  2. Manny Laureano

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    Dear ST,

    Hmmm... good question.

    I think I have to give you the honest answer:

    I like conducting the big works becasue the orchestra needs me more! Chamber orchestras, once they get going, can just pretty much run themselves. Did you know, there's a very well known chamber orchestra called The Orpheus Chamber Ensemble that has NO conductor? Horrors!

    Getting a large orchestra to play precisely and breathing as one is a great feeling. I love conducting the few operas I have for that reason, as well. The ballets I've done are also tough because you have to rely on sight not what you hear.

    There you have it... now, why aren't you practicing? Get busy!

    ML
     
  3. student trumpet

    student trumpet Pianissimo User

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    The SPCO plays with out a conductor sometimes. the musicains watch each other very carefully. They also have the concertmaster "conduct", from his chair. Is that what The Orpheus Chamber Ensemble do? on another :a: When are you playing the Brandenberg second?
     
  4. Manny Laureano

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    Dear ST,

    Yes, for the most part that's the way Orpheus works depending on repertoire they play.

    As for the Brandenburg, I believe that's in April. Get this: I have to play the Bach AND another concerto on that program AND I get to do it twice in one day! Yikes! What am I doing here? I should be practicing!

    ML
     
  5. student trumpet

    student trumpet Pianissimo User

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    with who are you playing it with? MN orch?
     
  6. Manny Laureano

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    ST,

    The Rochester (MN) Symphony, Jere Lantz, conducting.

    ML
     
  7. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    Manny,

    Hopefully I won't have any gigs and I can take in your performance.
    Do you know the date and time?

    Greg
     
  8. student trumpet

    student trumpet Pianissimo User

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    I am not Manny but here is the info

    Brass to the Basics

    Saturday, Mar 5, 2005, 2:00 and 7:30 PM
    Rochester Assembly of God Church
    Program:
    The Upper Midwest’s leading trumpeter, Minnesota Orchestra principal Manny Laureano, headlines our excursion through baroque and classical brass from Bach to Haydn plus the lovely Trumpet Concerto by little-known Czech composer J. B. G. Neruda.

    Sponsored by Home Federal Savings Bank.

    Here is there website

    www.roandc.org


    ST
     

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