Chamber Music Series 2022-23 Potential Soloists

2022-23 Season Chamber Music Series

Orchestral Concerto Repertoire Guideline

  • Orchestral concertos from Baroque, Classical, early Romantic, or Modern period are suggested. Notes for vocal solo: you can include theater musical repertoires.
  • The Performer Selection Committee may select an orchestral concerto which fits each ensemble from your repertoires.
  • You may include any chamber music repertoire such as duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, septet, octet, nonet etc. for either instrumental or vocal ensembles.
  • For Chamber Music Series II, please include Christmas carol arrangements into your repertoire.

Potential Concerto Repertoire Submission Due: Aug. 15, 2022 by 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) by email at layouthphil@gmail.com

  • Talk to your private teacher and send us a list of your potential concerto repertoire (3-7 min, fast movement; a cut or abridged-by-teacher edition is acceptable).
  • To see an example of an abridged edition, please click the following links:
  • Cello: abridged concerto vs. original
  • Flute: abridged concerto vs. original

Submission Checklist

  • The List of Your Repertoire needs to include composer, title, key, movement, opus number (if available) etc. for each solo piece.
  • Sheet Music PDF: submit the PDF copies of each repertoire after scanning either a solo part only or solo part along with piano score.
  • Sound Resources Links: submit the shareable links for your favorite practice soundtrack/backing tracks/reference soundtracks or YouTube videos. These resources are helpful when we consider orchestrations or instrumentation for our chamber music series.

Timeline: subject to change

Sat. or Sun.  Sept or Oct. 2022 afternoon or evening (to be scheduled)Chamber Music Series I
-Convalescence Hospital or Retirement Communities
-Visit Recital
-Volunteer service hours will be awarded. Accumulating credits for Mr. Joe Biden’s President Volunteer Service Award. LAYPO is a certifying organization
Tues. Dec. 27, 2022 (to be confirmed)
2:00 PM sound check
4:00 PM concert
Chamber Music Series II
-Visit Recital at Convalescence Hospital
-The Heights of Summerlin, Las Vegas
-Address: 10550 Park Run Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89144
-Website: https://www.theheightsofsummerlin.com/
-Volunteer service hours will be awarded
Sun. March 12, 2023
4:00 PM (to be confirmed)
Chamber Music Series III
-Spring Recital
-Thayer Concert Hall at Colburn School

Notes: If any part of this timeline has conflicts with your school/community orchestra/choir concerts, exams, competitions, camps, workshops, family events, or any other engagements, please contact us.

FAQ

Q: What is the process to determine if s/he will be a soloist? 

A: A potential soloist will be nominated as a soloist by the Performer Selection Committee when there is an opening.

Q:  If nominated then there is an audition for the solo performances?

A: There will be no additional audition.  After the summer concert, a potential soloist will be asked to submit his/her solo repertoire. The detailed guideline will be sent by email along with the announcement of season 2022-23.

Q: Could you please provide more information such as the rehearsal/audition schedule and other time commitments, etc.?  It is too early to tell if there will be conflicts since the calendar for school and other commitments are not finalized. Is there other pertinent info that we should know such as financial?  Sounds like fun and enriching experiences and hopefully timing works out.

A: We plan to announce the detailed information after this summer concert. Once we confirm the recital dates with the venues, we usually have three rehearsals prior to each recital. The rehearsals take place in the afternoon or evening on Saturday or Sunday, which is similar to this summer concert timeline.

Q: I was wondering if I could choose the solo piece that I will play, because I am currently practicing Weber Clarinet Concerto no. 1 first movement. If I cannot choose the piece, when will I know what the piece is? It is an honor to be considered.

A: Yes, you can do so. Potential soloists will be asked to submit their solo repertoire around August usually after the summer concert. You may put that solo piece as your priority #1 in the repertoire. Once we receive all the submissions, we will review them, screening them as well to see if there are song/piece conflicts or any other issues.

Q: Will you assign soloists to a particular concert or wait until soloists pick the dates that work for them? 

A: We will wait until you pick the dates that work for you.

Q: Does each soloist play in one concert or more than one?

A: Each soloist basically is assigned to one concert. If there are more openings, the potential soloists may perform in more than one concert.

Q: May I know when soloist assignments will be decided?

A: They will be announced after the registration deadline