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Interested in playing with BARS? Join us January 9th for a rehearsal!

To get the year started by making great music together, please join the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS) for an open reading rehearsal on Wednesday January 9 at SF State at our regular 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. time and place 1600 Holloway Ave, Creative Arts Building Room 153, San Francisco State University. BARS members, and any interested string players, will play through Verdi’s Nabucco Overture and Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony.  Double bass, violin and percussion players are especially encouraged to join us (though the wind sections are generally full, please email if you're interested in joining).  You will have the opportunity to practice sight reading, to reconnect with old friends, to make new friends, and to find out more about playing with BARS.  Please RSVP if you plan to come by emailing ed@bars-sf.org.Our conductor for that evening will be Bryan Nies, who is the Principal Conductor of Festival Opera and Assistant Conductor of the Oakland East Bay Symphony.  His bio and information can be found at www.bryannies.com This rehearsal will be a fun session to read through some great orchestral literature … and to help recruit new players.  Please download and print your music using the links below. We will be reading Verdi’s Nabucco Overture and also Mendelssohn’s 5th Symphony (the “Reformation Symphony”). Please print out your parts from IMSLP and bring them to the reading rehearsal. The Verdi link for parts is http://imslp.org/wiki/Nabucco_%28Verdi,_Giuseppe%29. In the Scores section of that page click on the Parts (34) tab then scroll down to the section marked: Overture and Chorus of Hebrew Slaves: "Va, pensiero" (Act III) and you will see the individual instrument parts listed for printing out in PDF format. The Mendelssohn link for parts is http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.5,_Op.107_%28Mendelssohn,_Felix%29 .   In the scores section of that page, click on parts (14) tab and then print out the parts for your instrument.