Rehearsal Schedule: Oct 21-Dec 21, 2021

THE PLANETS
Saturday, December 4, 2021 – 7:30pm (JRT)

Vaughan-Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis [str (15’)]
Esmail: Meri Sakhi Ki Avaaz (My Sister's Voice) [*3 3 3 2–4 2 3 1–tmp+2–hp–pno–str (21’)]
Holst: The Planets [=4 =4 *4 *3–6 4 3 1+euph–2tmp+4–2hp–cel/org–str (51’)]

FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT
Saturday, December 18, 2021 – 1:00pm (JRT)

Aggregate:*2 (or 3) *2 *2 (or 3) *2–4 3 3 (or 2) 1–tmp+3 (or 2)–hp-pno/cel–str

Anderson: Sleigh Ride (2')
Cerulli: Holiday Pops Medley (6')
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker

  • Waltz of the Snowflakes [usual cuts] (2:30)
  • Chocolate (Spanish Dance) [all] (1:30)
  • Coffee (Arabian Dance) [all (NB)] (4:15)
  • Trepak (Russian Dance) [all] (1:20)
  • Tea (Chinese Dance) [all] (1:15)
  • Marzipan (Dance of the Reed Pipes) [all] (2:30)
  • Waltz of the Flowers [usual cuts] (3:00)
  • (more below)
Hague/Seuss: “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” (Jay) (3’)
Holcomb: Festive Sounds of Hanukah (7')
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker
  • Grand Pas de Deux: Adagio [usual cuts] (2:10)
  • Variation: Dance of the Cavalier (2:30)
  • Variation: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy [all+short coda] (2:30)
Torme (arr. Hughes): The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting) (4')
Bass: The Night Before Christmas (7')
Anderson: Christmas Festival (Long Play version) (8’)

INSTRUMENTATION KEY:
flutes oboes clarinets bassoons - horns trumpets trombones tuba - percussion, hp, keyboard, string (duration)
* - includes principal doubling instrument (piccolo, Eng Hn, bass clar, contrabassoon)
+ - includes secondary doubling instrument (alto flute, e-flat clarinet)
= - includes both principal and secondary doubling instruments

LOCATION KEY:
TGP – The Gathering Place
JRT – Jim Rouse Theatre

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LATEST UPDATE: November 13, 2021

Monday, October 25 – TGP
7:30 Holst
8:55 Esmail
9:40 Vaughan-Williams

Monday, November 1 – TGP
NB: No 5-6 horns, trumpets, low brass, percussion this night
7:30 Holst (esp Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Neptune)
8:50 Esmail (esp II: 59-end)
9:05 Vaughan-Williams

Monday, November 8 – TGP
NB: with everyone
7:30 Holst (esp Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Mars)
8:55 Esmail (esp 3rd)
9:40 Vaughan-Williams

Monday, November 15 – TGP
NB: No 5-6 horns, trumpets, low brass, percussion this night
7:30 Vaughan-Williams
7:55 Esmail (esp 2nd)
9:00 Holstt (esp Mercury, Venus, Neptune, Saturn)

Monday, November 22 – TGP
7:30 Vaughan-Williams
7:55 Esmail (all)
8:55 Holst (all)

Monday, November 29 – (note:) JRT
NB: Holst-only folks POSSIBLY optional this night, TBD
7:30 Esmail (w/soloists)
8:50 Holst
9:40 Vaughan-Williams

Friday, December 3: DRESS REHEARSAL – JRT
This rehearsal until 10:15
7:30 Vaughan-Williams
8:05 Esmail
9:00 Holst

Saturday, December 4: CONCERT – JRT
6:30 Possible call
7:00 Likely general call
7:30 Concert (V-W, Esmail, intermission, Holst, Sleigh Ride (really))

Monday, December 6 – TGP
7:30 Respighi, Zhou
8:55 Dec 18 music (esp Nutcracker)

Monday, December 13 – TGP
7:30 Respighi, Zhou
8:55 Dec 18 music

NO FRIDAY EVENING DRESS REHEARSAL

Saturday, December 18: DRESS AND CONCERT – JRT
10:00am-12:00n Dress Rehearsal
1:00 Concert (more info to come)

Monday, December 20
NO REHEARSAL -- HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Monday, December 27
NO REHEARSAL -- HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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