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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Postby tubalex » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:02 am

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Re: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Postby KevinMadden » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:30 am

Please note:
 The St. Louis Symphony tunes to A=442


...don't see that everyday.
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Re: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Postby Shostytuben » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:26 pm

KevinMadden wrote:Please note:
 The St. Louis Symphony tunes to A=442


...don't see that everyday.



There are bigger name orchestras in the us that tunes higher then that.
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Re: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Postby Ken Herrick » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:40 pm

One might wonder if:

Panel "play an A".

A played by candidate as first item on audition.

Panel "Leave now, you are flat. That is A 441 standard".
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Re: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Postby Mark » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:02 pm

KevinMadden wrote:Please note:
 The St. Louis Symphony tunes to A=442

...don't see that everyday.


Well, some tubas may not be tunable to A = 442. If the person playing one of those tubas made it to the section playing part of the audition, there could be a problem.
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Re: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Postby Ken Herrick » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:04 pm

Mark wrote:
KevinMadden wrote:Please note:
 The St. Louis Symphony tunes to A=442

...don't see that everyday.


Well, some tubas may not be tunable to A = 442. If the person playing one of those tubas made it to the section playing part of the audition, there could be a problem.


Easy to fix: just borrow the hacksaw the first trumpet player keeps in his locker. If it was good enough for AJ, it's good enough for anybody.
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Re: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Postby Tuboxchef » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:03 pm

Mark wrote:
KevinMadden wrote:Please note:
 The St. Louis Symphony tunes to A=442

...don't see that everyday.


Well, some tubas may not be tunable to A = 442. If the person playing one of those tubas made it to the section playing part of the audition, there could be a problem.


Thank God they tell us this 4 months before the audition.
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Re: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Postby Watchman » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:44 pm

Don't overthink the 442 thing. I'm sure the panel may think they can hear the grass grow, but A=442 is not the reason you are going to be eliminated.
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Re: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Postby bloke » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:29 am

How many tuba players do ~not~ play 10c sharp (aka: A=442) when nervous and overplaying?

"442" is a non-issue.

For the three-or-so qualified applicants who may show up, "crime/taxes" are issues, in my view.
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Re: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Postby windshieldbug » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:29 pm

Actually, if you’re able to play 110 or 220, you’re simply doing the equivalent of “stretch” piano tuning with the orchestra... :shock:
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