Musicians, especially violinists and other strings, are invited to join the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS) for an open reading rehearsal on Wednesday January 29 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 Beethoven's Fidelio Overture and Hanson's Symphony No. 2 ("Romantic"). 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 email@example.com.
Our conductor for that evening will be our Music Director, Dawn Harms. BARS has a recording that hit the top 10 in iTunes classical albums, had a resoundingly successful gala opener featuring Frederica Von Stade this season, and consistently sells out performances at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
This rehearsal will be a fun session to read through some great orchestral literature … and to help recruit new players. The Hanson will be distributed at the rehearsal, but please bring the Beethoven with you by downloading and printing using the link below.
The Beethoven link for parts is http://imslp.org/wiki/Fidelio,_Op.72_(Beethoven,_Ludwig_van)#Overture_2. This link should take you to the Sheet Music section of that page and show the parts (16) tab; then print out the parts for your instrument.