Due to Covid-19, the Philharmonic and Philharmonia will not meet during the fall semester. Instead, we are combining the string sections of the two orchestras into one orchestra, called the WYSO Autumn Strings.
All participants will wear masks and will be seated six feet apart. The dates are September 16 through December 9, with a virtual concert on December 9.
December 9, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Music from Throughout the Centuries – Online Concert
>Click here to view the concert on Youtube
Conducted by Morrie Brand, Academy of Music Director
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances (first movement)
JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (first movement)
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 (first movement)
Offenbach: “Can-Can” from Orpheus and the Underworld
Copland: Hoe Down from Rodeo
We plan on offering the Philharmonic and Philharmonia, with winds and percussion again in the spring semester.
For more information please contact Morrie Brand
The Philharmonic consists of auditioned high school musicians, who rehearse on Wednesday evenings and perform concerts each fall and spring. String students should be comfortable in first through fifth positions, have a solid knowledge of note values, dynamics, key signatures, off-the-string playing, and be able to play major scales up to 4 sharps and flats. An audition is necessary and private lessons are required. The equivalent of Suzuki book V and up. The Philharmonic also provides a Concerto Competition for members to compete to perform a concerto with the orchestra. The competition is held every January, with a spring semester performance. A WYSO Solo and Ensemble Night is offered each May, featuring individuals and small ensembles from the Philharmonic.
Audition Excerpts 2020
To schedule an audition Contact Ramona Coppage, WYSO Manager: [email protected]
Contact Morrie Brand for more information.
Autumn String Concert 2020