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Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra

Concert 5 – Sunday 16 June 2019 – St John’s Waterloo – 6:30pm

This concert is part of the Waterloo Music Festival.

Concert dress is all black.  Please remember to bring a stand to all rehearsals.


Concerto will be played by the ERSO Soloist of the Year

Mahler Symphony No. 1  – 4 flutes (2nd, 3rd, 4th also piccolo), 4 oboes (3rd also English horn), 4 clarinets (B♭, A, C) (3rd, 4th also E♭, 3rd also bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (3rd also contrabassoon), 7 horns (F), 4 trumpets (B♭, F), 3 trombones, tuba, 2 timpani, cymbals, triangle, tam-tam, bass drum, harp, strings

Rehearsals (all Sundays at Camden School for Girls unless stated):

12 May           10am-1pm and 2-5pm.  

10am – 12       Mahler

12 – 1pm         Rehearse tricky areas of each Finalist’s concertos.

2-5pm             Final of ERSO Soloist of the Year

4 Finalists will rehearse their chosen concerto with ERSO to enable the selection of the winner

Time Finalist Piece Orchestration Movements we will play in the Final on 12 May
2 – 2.40pm Joe Arthur Bliss Violin Concerto 2(pic)122/3230/timp.perc/hp/str 1st movement
2.40 – 3.20pm Henry Schumann Cello Concerto 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings 1st and 2nd
3.40 – 4.20pm Bella Mozart Violin Concerto No.2 in D Major strings, 2 oboes, 2 horns 1st and 2nd
4.20 – 5pm Emily Mozart Bassoon Concerto 2 oboes + 2 horns + strings 1st and 2nd



19 May           10am-1pm and 2-5pm  (NO LOWER BRASS CALLED)

10am-1pm       string sectionals

2pm                 Mahler

4.30pm            Concerto


2 June             10am-1pm and 2-5pm

10am-1pm       Mahler

2-3.30pm         Concerto with soloist

3.45 – 5pm      Mahler


9 June             1.30 – 5pm AT ST JOHNS. 

Includes public event to showcase key aspects of the Mahler for local residents with commentary from Chris

1.00pm            ERSO get into the church to begin setting up

1.30pm            orchestra rehearsal

2-3pm              public event for local residents as part of the Festival

3 – 3.30           break

3:30 – 5pm      orchestral rehearsal continues


16 June           2.30 – 5.30, concert 6.30 AT ST JOHN’S.