REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Montgomery Philharmonic Rehearsal and Concert Calendar

Season 18, 2024-25

  • Concert 2 – 12/1/24 at GPC; (53:52) – Picture this!
  • Rehearsals – 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18. 11/25
    • Pictures at an Exhibition, IMM 50 (1874, transcribed 1922) – Modeste Mussorgsky (1839–1881), transcribed by Maurice Ravel (35:52) – 3 flutes–3rd doubles piccolo, 3 oboes–3rd doubles English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 5 percussion, 2 harps, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
    • Sensamayá (1937) – Silvestre Revueltas (1899-1940) (6:50) – 4 flutes –2 doubling piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, E–flat clarinet, 2 B–flat clarinets, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 4 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion – 3 players – xylophone, claves, maracas, raspador, gourd, small Indian drum, bass drum, 2 toms, cymbals, 2 gongs – large and small, glockenspiel, piano, celeste, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
    • Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra, Opus 26 (1811) – Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826) – James Bensinger, soloist (11:10) – solo clarinet, flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass

  • Concert 4 – 3/9/25 at GPC – Youth concert; What do young people say about music?
  • Rehearsals – 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3 – More repertoire TBD.
    • Huapango (1941) – José Pablo Moncayo (1912–1958) (7:00) – 3 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, E-flat clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion 1 – güìro, claves, jingle, percussion 2 – snare drum, bass drum, Indian drum, percussion 3 – xylophone, harp, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
    • The Deserted Garden for String Orchestra (1933) – Florence Price (1887–1953), arranged Norman Phillip Hart (2:27) – violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
    • Symphony No. 5, Finale (1888) – Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) arranged by Richard Meyer (6:24) – flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, alto saxophone, bassoon, bass clarinet, F horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (snare drum, bass drum, crash cymbals), violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
    • https://www.jwpepper.com/Symphony-No.-5-Finale/10280411.item

  • Concert 5 – 4/27/25at GPC; (63:52) – Life’s influence on composers
  • Rehearsals – 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21
    • Symphony No. 5 in D minor, opus 47 (1937) – Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) (49:11) – 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, E–flat clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, snare drum, triangle, cymbals, bass drum, tam-tam, glockenspiel, xylophone, 2 harps, piano, celesta, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
    • Deep Summer Music (1982) – Libby Larsen (b. 1950) (7:48) – 2 flutes – 2nd doubles piccolo, 2 oboes, clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, trumpet, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 2 percussion – 1=vibraphone, orchestra bells, percussion 2 – marimba, triangle, chimes, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
    • Strum for String Orchestra (2006, revised 2012)Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981) (6:53) – violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass

  • Concert 6 – 6/8/25 at GPC; (54:31) – Nature’s influence on music.
  • Rehearsals – 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2
    • Suite for Strings (2023) –­ Andrew John Kosinski (12:00) – violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
    • Dances in the Canebrakes (1953) – Florence B. Price (1887–1953), orchestrated by William Grant Still (10:01) – flute, piccolo, 2 oboes, clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, alto saxophone, timpani, percussion, harp, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
    • Grand Canyon Suite (1931) – Ferde Grofé (1892–1972) (32:30) – 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 3 percussion, celeste, harp, violin 1, violin 1, viola, cello, double bass

  • Summer Reading sessions – 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4