UCSB Chamber Orchestra
MUS A 42, A 142, A 242
Director: Maxim Kuzin
Teaching Assistant: Britta Thomas
Class time: Mondays 7-9:30 pm
Class location: 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.
Fall 2019 Audition Information
The UCSB Chamber Orchestra invites you to join the ensemble in Fall 2019. We have a very exciting program entitled “Feast of Dance” (see the details below) that includes dances by Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Brahms, Dvořák, Chopin (arranged by Glazunov), and De Falla. The orchestra string section will be featured performing a string version of Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances.
Auditions will be 12 minutes long and will be held on the following two days:
Thursday, September 26 – 10 am-4 pm, Room 1219
Sunday, September 29 – 10 am-8 pm, Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
You must sign up for an audition at this link.
Please arrive early to your audition and complete this questionnaire prior to it.
You will receive the results of your audition by email on Monday, September 30, 2019. Please download and print a corresponding file below with the audition requirements for your instrument. Prepare the excerpts and show up for the audition warmed up at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
The UCSB Chamber Orchestra’s first rehearsal will be held in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on Monday, September 30 from 7-9:30 pm.
If you have specific questions about auditions, or would like to request further information about the UCSB Chamber Orchestra, please email the orchestra TA Britta Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or conductor Maxim Kuzin at email@example.com.
All new and former UCSB Chamber Orchestra players are required to audition in order to participate in the orchestra in Fall 2019.
Fall 2019 Rehearsal and Concert Schedule:
Fall 2019 – Rehearsals/Dress Rehearsals/Concert
Rehearsals - Mondays 7-9:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall (LLCH)
September 30, 2019
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 18
Monday, November 25, 2019 Dress Rehearsal 7-9:30 pm LLCH
Monday, December 2, 2019 Dress Rehearsal 5:45-6:45 pm LLCH
Monday, December 2, 2019 Concert 7:30 pm LLCH
November 11 (Veterans Day) TBA (pizza) 6:30-9 pm
Fall 2019 UCSB Chamber Orchestra program:
FEAST OF DANCE
Maxim Kuzin, Music Director
Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich (1840-1893)
Polonaise from Eugene Onegin (Yevgeny Onegin) (1877–1878)
Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)
Falla, Manuel de (1876-1946)
Danza ritual del fuego from El amor brujo: Suite (1914–1915)
Dvořák, Antonín (1841-1904)
Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, B.83 (Slovanské tance; Slawische Tänze; Danses slaves) (1878)
Strauss, Johann, Jr. (1825-1899)
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)
Hungarian Dances (1868)
No. 5 (arr. Parlow)
Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek (1810-1849)
arr. Alexander Glazunov
Please download and print a corresponding file below with the audition requirements for your instrument. Prepare the excerpts and show up for the audition warmed up at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time.