Orchestra Auditions "Solo of your choice"

Discussion in 'Orchestra / Solo / Chamber Music' started by BachMan, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. BachMan

    BachMan Pianissimo User

    Dec 9, 2003

    When you see orchestra audition lists that read "a solo work of your choice" do you automatically think Haydn or Hummel or do you think something maybe a bit more impressive like a Honegger Intrada or a Jolivet.

    I noticed a recent audition ad asks for the Haydn or the Arutunian :?

    I don't get that. In general do you think audition committes would rather hear something flashy vs the Haydn or Hummel if given the choice.

  2. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

    Nov 19, 2003
    Audition comittees are sometimes led by the Concertmaster.
    Most times they want to hear something"Musical" rather than something flashy.
    I had a Concertmaster ask me to play Symphonia Domestica's octave skip solo light and gaily :lol:
    I was on the floor laughing.......I did not get the gig :evil:
  3. Nonsense Eliminator

    Nonsense Eliminator New Friend

    Nov 2, 2003
    I think Haydn or Hummel. As Wilmer says, they want to hear music and those pieces are about as close as the trumpet repertoire gets.

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