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Landon Sight-Reading Orchestra

posted Sep 16, 2009, 4:56 AM by Phil Barnes

The Landon Sight-Reading Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Paul Scimonelli, would like to invite interested adult, as well as, junior and senior high school orchestra players to participate in a series of sight-reading clinics to be held at The Landon School. Current and former members of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington area professionals, and local music teachers combine with adult amateurs and high school students in a stress-free, mentoring environment, to read literature from the standard orchestra repertoire.

There are five clinics available and you may attend one or all. There is no fee for these clinics. Clinics are from 7:00 until 9:00 PM.

The dates are: October 6, 2009, and November 17, 2009, February 2, 2010, March 16, 2010, and April 20, 2010. 

Repertoire for the clinic will be chosen from, but are not limited to, the following:

Bach Orchestral Suites

Beethoven Symphonies #6, 7, and 8, plus selected Overtures

Mozart Symphonies #30 through 41, selected opera overtures and Concertos

Dvorak “Carnival” Overture, Symphony #9, “From the New World”

Von Weber Clarinet Concerto

Selected works of Schubert, Wagner, Ravel, Richard Strauss and others

Selected works of Popular Music and Broadway Shows 

We would also like to extend the invitation to young soloists who may be working on a concerto to perform a movement with the Sight-Reading Orchestra.

For information, please contact Dr. Paul Scimonelli at 301-320-1091. Please leave a message with name and phone number after school hours.

The Landon School is located at 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD. Rehearsals are held in the Band Room in the Mondzac performing Arts Center.