Philharmonic, directed by Suzanne Larson and Sarah Harlow, is an intermediate orchestra comprised of advancing students. Philharmonic is a symphony orchestra, including strings, winds, brass and percussion. More complex orchestral techniques are introduced, and students may have an opportunity to play side-by-side with the Symphony Orchestra. Players are expected to be comfortable shifting, and to be able to play in various keys and with more advanced bow/articulation techniques. Seating is rotated each concert, and is determined by what works best for the orchestra. Wind and brass usually rotate parts with each piece. An audition is required, which will include a prepared scale and solo, and sight reading provided by the conductors.
Rehearsals: Monday evenings 6:45-8:15 pm, with additional sectionals and dress rehearsals as scheduled. Tuition for the season: $220. Rehearsals begin on Sept. 18
Rehearsals are held at
Grand Forks Central High School
115 N. 4th St., Grand Forks, ND 58203
A few important dates:
Mandatory registration and meeting night, Sept 18 at: Wesley United Methodist Church
Concerts: Sat. Nov 18, 3 pm; Sun March 11, 3 pm
Additional guest sectional coaches will include area teachers and professionals.