University Chamber Orchestra

UCSB Chamber Orchestra in concert (trombone section).
Music A42 / A142 / A242
Director: Vlad Vizireanu
Class time: Mondays 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Class location: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
First rehearsal: Monday, October 2, 2017 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
Each quarter, the University Chamber Orchestra presents an exciting program of pieces from the traditional chamber orchestra repertoire, as well as more contemporary pieces for chamber orchestra. Students participate in full-ensemble rehearsals each week, as well as sectionals, when needed. Open to majors, non-majors, faculty, and community members. Membership determined by audition. Questions? Please email the director, Vlad Vizireanu, at

2017-2018 University Chamber Orchestra Auditions

Audition Dates and Times

All auditions will be held in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Auditions are each 10 minutes long. Please email the director, Vlad Vizireanu, at to schedule an audition.
Monday, September 25, 2017: 10 am - 5 pm (Violins and Violas)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017: 10 am - 5 pm (Cellos and Basses)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017: 1 pm - 7 pm (Winds, Brass, Percussion)

Audition Repertoire


Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Movement 3, mm. 1-120)
Strauss: Don Juan (Beginning - 9 before D)
Concerto 1st movement exposition of choice


Brahms: Haydn Variations (Variations V and VII)
Strauss: Don Juan (Beginning to 5 after D. Omit pizzicato section, resume from 2 before A)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (Movement 1, mm. 177-210)


Debussy: La Mer (2 before #9 - 6 after #9, top line of divisi only)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (Movement 3, mm. 1-130)
Concerto 1st movement exposition of choice


Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (Movement 1, 4 before E - second measure of second ending)
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (Movement 1, 14 before A - C)
First movement exposition of Bottesini Concerto No. 2 in B minor


Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 (mm. 328-360)
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (Rehearsal 176 - 4 after 179)
First movement exposition of either Mozart concerto


Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Movement 2, Beginning - m. 56)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 (Movement 2, Second Oboe, mm. 33-100)
First movement exposition of Mozart concerto 


Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919 Version) (Variation of the Firebird)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Movement 1, 2 before K - end)
First movement exposition of Mozart concerto 


Mozart: Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro (mm. 101-123 and 139-171)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (Movement 2, mm. 274-end)
First movement exposition of Mozart concerto


Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Movement 3 Trio, Beginning - 205)
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (mm. 6-20 and 9 before #31 - 2 after #33)
First movement exposition of any Mozart concerto 


Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade I)
Stravinsky: Petrushka (Ballerina’s Dance)
First movement exposition of Haydn concerto


Mozart: Requiem (“Tuba mirum”, Beginning - A)
Ravel: Bolero (#10 - #11)
Milhaud: Concertino d’hiver first movement

Bass Trombone

Schumann Symphony No. 3 (Movement 4, Beginning - 13 after A)
Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust ("Hungarian March”, 6 before #4 - 2 after #5)
Wagner: Das Rheingold (Scene IV: “Entrance of the God to Valhalla")


First movement, solo of your choice
One major orchestra excerpt of your choice

All Percussion

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2017-2018 University Chamber Orchestra Concert Repertoire

Fall 2017

Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Zoltán Kodaly: Dances of Galanta
Felix Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Op. 26
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Program is subject to change.

Winter 2018


Spring 2018

Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A major, Op. 16
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Program is subject to change.