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2019 Play-Along with the South Bend Symphony

Saturday, August 24, at the Chris Wilson Pavilion in Potawatomi Park

2018 Play-Along

Registration for the Community Foundation's 2019 Play-Along with the South Bend Symphony is now CLOSED. We hope to repeat the event in 2020, and will post information here about it next spring. Thanks for your interest!


Once again, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has partnered with the South Bend Symphony to create an opportunity for community musicians to perform with the SBSO. As part of the Symphony's August 24 concert for the 2019 Community Foundation Performing Arts Series at Potawatomi Park, community musicians can join the SBSO to perform Edvard Grieg's “In the Hall of the Mountain King” and Leonard Bernstein's "Mambo" from West Side Story.

Each community musician will be asked to bring his/her instrument, sheet music, and a music stand to the Chris Wilson Pavilion at Potawatomi Park on Saturday, August 24, for the performance. We'll provide chairs. There will be two mandatory rehearsals for this performance: The first will be Thursday, August 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Kroc Center in South Bend. This rehearsal will be with Alastair Willis, the SBSO's music director. The second rehearsal will be at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, the day of the performance. This will be a much shorter (~30 minute) rehearsal at the Chris Wilson Pavilion at Potawatomi Park, where the concert will be held.

You can start practicing right now! Provided through an agreement with the Richmond, VA, Symphony, these versions of "In the Hall of the Mountain King" and "Mambo" are free for participating play-along musicians to download and print. You'll find all the parts below in .pdf format.

NEW THIS YEAR: For the first time, we have THREE SKILLS LEVELS of orchestral parts available—Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. For those of you who have been part of the Play-Along in the past, you'll find that the Advanced parts are most similar to previous years' music. But if you're new to the event, you may want to choose Basic or Intermediate. We want YOU to have an enjoyable experience with music that you feel comfortable playing, so choose whichever level of part works best for you!
 

PARTS

2019 Play-Along Parts for "In the Hall of the Mountain King" (in .pdf format)

BASIC:
Bass Clarinet Bass Bassoon Cello
Clarinet I Clarinet II Flute Horn
Oboe Trombone Trumpet Viola
Violin      

INTERMEDIATE:
Bass Clarinet Bass Bassoon Cello
Clarinet I Clarinet II Flute Horn
Oboe Trombone Trumpet Viola
Violin      
 
ADVANCED:
Bass Drum Bass Bass Trombone Bassoon I
Bassoon II Cello Clarinet I Clarinet II
Flute I Flute II Horn I Horn II
Horn III Horn IV Oboe I Oboe II
Piccolo Triangle/Cymbal Trombone I Trombone II
Tuba Viola Violin I Violin II
Trumpet I Trumpet II    
 
FULL ORCHESTRAL SCORE FOR "In the Hall of the Mountain King"
 

Parts: 2019 Play-Along Parts for "Mambo" (in .pdf format)

Please note: All percussion parts use THIS SCORE, regardless of level:
ALL_Percussion_Bernstein.pdf

BASIC:
Bass Bass Clarinet Bassoon Cello
Clarinet Flute Horn Oboe
Trombone Trumpet Tuba Viola
Violin      

INTERMEDIATE:
Bass Bassoon Cello Clarinet
Flute Horn Oboe Trombone
Trumpet Tuba Viola Violin

ADVANCED:
Bass Bassoon I Bassoon II Cello
Clarinet I Clarinet II/Bass Clarinet Flute I Flute II/Piccolo
Harp I Harp II Horn I Horn II
Horn III Horn IV Oboe I Oboe II
Trombone I Trombone II Trombone III Trumpet I
Trumpet II Trumpet III Tuba Viola
Violin I Violin II    

FULL ORCHESTRAL SCORE FOR "Mambo"