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Postby Mark » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:28 pm

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Re: Seattle Symphony Opening

Postby Mark » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:17 pm

So, is anyone going?
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Re: Seattle Symphony Opening

Postby Watchman » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:25 pm

Mark wrote:So, is anyone going?

I recon at least 120 of our closest friends
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Re: Seattle Symphony Opening

Postby KevinMadden » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:47 pm

Watchman wrote:
Mark wrote:So, is anyone going?

I recon at least 120 of our closest friends



Anyone know what the number invited was? After the resume and tape filtering?
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Re: Seattle Symphony Opening

Postby Michael Bush » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:51 pm

Watchman wrote:
Mark wrote:So, is anyone going?

I recon at least 120 of our closest friends

This audition is like the anti-Cincinnati. For that audition, everyone who went just put it on their Facebook that they were going, and afterwards they posted how they did. I've talked with a few people who are auditioning at Seattle, but it's like a state secret. Which is fine too.
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Re: Seattle Symphony Opening

Postby Paul Evans » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:12 am

This audition is like the anti-Cincinnati. For that audition, everyone who went just put it on their Facebook that they were going, and afterwards they posted how they did. I've talked with a few people who are auditioning at Seattle, but it's like a state secret. Which is fine too.


Seattle isn't an AFM orchestra. I imagine it is in the interest of AFM members not to advertise. I promise there will be plenty of amazing musicians at the audition. Last time I went on stage right after Alan Baer in the prelims. Guess which of us advanced? (Not me.) Needless to say, if you want this gig be prepared to play better than the best.
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Re: Seattle Symphony Opening

Postby Chris Olka » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:59 pm

Good luck to all the candidates this week! It's an incredible job and even more beautiful place to live. The hall is World-Class.

Regarding the Union status of the orchestra, it's not AFM but it IS union. The union, IGSOBM, is internationally recognized and we've had many AFM musicians play in Seattle over the 17+ years I was there. It's never been an impediment to hiring them to play extra or for full-time employment. The reluctance of people to post wether or not they are attending the audition probably has more to do with stressful nature of the serious business at hand.

Rest assured that the orchestra will hold the candidates to the highest standards in the audition process. It's going to be a real battle. Glad I'm not taking it!!!!

Again, best of luck to you all!
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Re: Seattle Symphony Opening

Postby ZMan » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:15 pm

Is tomorrow semis or is that on Sat? How many are moving on?
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Re: Seattle Symphony Opening

Postby Carnival of Venice » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:22 am

Anyone have word on the 1st and 2nd day?
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Re: Seattle Symphony Opening

Postby Craig Knox » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:28 pm

Congratulations to John DiCesare, winner of the Seattle Symphony tuba audition! Couldn't have happened to a nicer or more hard-working guy.
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Re: Seattle Symphony Opening

Postby Carnival of Venice » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:40 pm

Congratulations to him! Anyone know who else was in that finals pool? Just out of curiousity?
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Re: Seattle Symphony Opening

Postby zmann67 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:31 am

Congrats to John and congrats to all those who made it to the semi-finalists pool:

Seth Horner
Jon Hill
Sasha Johnson
Steve Dombrowski
Peder Maclellan
Aaron Tindall
John DiCesare
Haiyu Wang
Kevin Bock
Joe LeFevre
Jatik Clark
Bill Connors
Aubrey Foard
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Re: Seattle Symphony Opening

Postby happyroman » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:44 am

zmann67 wrote:Congrats to John and congrats to all those who made it to the semi-finalists pool:

Seth Horner
Jon Hill
Sasha Johnson
Steve Dombrowski
Peder Maclellan
Aaron Tindall
John DiCesare
Haiyu Wang
Kevin Bock
Joe LeFevre
Jatik Clark
Bill Connors
Aubrey Foard


That is quite an impressive list of accomplished musicians. Congratulations to all of you!
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Re: Seattle Symphony Opening

Postby RyanSchultz » Fri May 05, 2017 10:20 am

I was across town playing a ballet during this audition, but if I heard correctly, the other finalist was Joe LeFevre.
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