Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra Cello Section
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.
 
The UCSB Chamber Orchestra will partner with the UCSB Chamber Choir in Winter 2020 to perform one of the major choral-orchestral works, Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, in the Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on Monday, March 9th. This tremendously beautiful work involves soprano and baritone soloists, a mixed chorus, and an orchestra. It is an amazing opportunity to perform a major choral-orchestral work with the full mixed choir and I am very much looking forward to this exciting interdepartmental UCSB collaboration! 
 
2020 will be marked worldwide by the celebration of 250th Anniversary of Beethoven's birth. The UCSB Chamber Orchestra will join the trend by performing Beethoven's overture to Goethe's tragic drama Egmont. This short but very intense dramatic work will serve as a great introduction to Beethoven's musical heritage.
 
Here is a detailed instrumentation breakdown for both works:
 
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
Egmont: Overture (1809–1810)  9'
2[1.2/pic]  2  2  2 — 4  2  0  0 — tmp — str
 
Fauré, Gabriel (1845-1924)
Requiem, Op.48 (1887; rev 1900) 36'
chorus SATTBB solo soprano & baritone
2  0  2  2 — 4  2  3  0 — tmp — hp — org(opt) — str
Score lists "harpes," though there is only a single part.
 
Here are the recordings (you may find many more online):
 
Beethoven, Overture to Egmont
Harnoncourt, COE (2003)
Solti Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1990 Movie Live)
 
Fauré, Requiem
Paavo Jarvi, Orchestre de Paris
 
Although the score mentions organ as optional, I would like to have an organ played on a keyboard. Therefore, we will need a keyboard player.
 
The winter quarter will be very light for low brass: no tuba, trombone (and trumpet) parts in Fauré are very light. Trombones are not engaged in Beethoven but trumpets are. 

Winter 2020 First Rehearsal

The UCSB Chamber Orchestra’s first Winter 2020 rehearsal will be held in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on Monday, January 6 7-9:30 pm. You will be provided sheet music at that rehearsal.

Winter 2020 Auditions, Participation, and Drop Offs

If you are a Fall 2019 Chamber Orchestra player wishing to participate in the orchestra in Winter 2020:
No audition is required for the winter 2020 quarter.
You MUST, however, sign up online at this link by Friday, January 3: https://forms.gle/ebyK2pEF5BGXSFbj8
 
If you are a prospective new player wishing to participate in the UCSB Chamber Orchestra in Winter 2020:
You must sign up for an AUDITION by Friday, January 3 sending an email to Maxim Kuzin at maximkuzin9@gmail.com. You can find Audition Requirements on the orchestra web-page https://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/chamber-orchestra
 
In addition, you also MUST sign up online at this link by Friday, January 3: 
 
If you plan to drop the orchestra in Winter 2020:
Please inform Maxim Kuzin by sending an email to maximkuzin9@gmail.com by Friday, January 3 that you are not going to participate in the orchestra in winter 2020.
 
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.
 
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 brittathomas@ucsb.edu or conductor Maxim Kuzin at maximkuzin9@gmail.com.

Winter 2020 Rehearsal/Concert Schedule

Mondays, 7-9:30 PM, Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall 
 
Mondays, January 6, 13, 27
Mondays, February 3, 10, 24
Monday, March 2, Dress Rehearsal
Monday, March 9, Dress Run, 5:30-6:45 PM
Monday, March 9, 2020, Concert, 7:30 PM LLCH
 
!!!No Rehearsals!!!
Monday, January 20 (MLK Jr. Day)
Monday, February 17 (Presidents' Day)
 
Audition Excerpts
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.