SYMPHONY TACOMA

Sarah Ioannides, Music Director

Announces vocal auditions for Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story Suite No. 2 (concert performance)

 

On October 21, 2017, Symphony Tacoma will present Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story Concert Suite No. 2 at the Pantages Theater.  Concert Suite No. 2 is 15 minutes long and requires seven singers.  1 soprano, 3 mezzo, 1 tenor, and 2 baritone.  There will also be a piano/vocal performance of the work at the Symphony Tacoma Fundraising Gala on Friday, October 20 at 5:30pm.

 

SCHEDULE

Please note that the times listed below for rehearsals with orchestra are complete 2.5 hour services.  The actual Concert Suite rehearsal time will be within that service and last approximately 1 hour.

 

Thursday, August 31 2017: 6:00pm Finals Auditions (accompanist provided) Pantages Studio 3

Wednesday, October 18 2017:  2:00pm to 5:30pm Piano rehearsal with Sarah Ioannides, Location TBD

Thursday, October 19 2017:  3:30pm to 6:00pm Rehearsal on Pantages Stage with Orchestra

Thursday October 19 2017:  7:30pm to 10:00pm Rehearsal on Pantages Stage with Orchestra

Friday, October 20 2017:  2:00pm to 4:30pm Dress Rehearsal on Pantages Stage with Orchestra

Friday, October 20 2017:  5:30pm Gala Fundraising performance with piano at Tacoma Art Museum

Saturday, October 21 2017:  7:30pm Performance on Pantages Stage with Orchestra

 

HONORARIUM

  1. Maria (I Feel Pretty and Tonight) $750
  2. Anita/Francisca* (America, Tonight as well as “Girls”* on I Feel Pretty) $750
  3. Rosalia (America and also “Girls” on I Feel Pretty) $550
  4. Consuela (“Girls” on I Feel Pretty) $450
  5. Tony (Tonight) $550
  6. Riff (The Jet Song and Tonight) $750
  7. Bernardo (Tonight) $550

 

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

Soprano (Maria):  I Feel Pretty and Tonight

Mezzo (Anita/Francisca, Rosalia, Consuela): America and Tonight

Tenor (Tony): Maria and Tonight

Baritone (Riff and Bernardo): The Jet Song and Tonight

 

APPLICATION

To apply, please review the honorarium and schedule, then upload a private Youtube video of yourself performing (with piano accompaniment) the two songs that are listed for your vocal part.  When the uploading is complete, please send the private link and a 1-page performance resume to auditions@symphonytacoma.org.

 

TIMELINE

Resumes and video links to working videos must be received by 8:00am on Monday, August 21

Finalists will be chosen by Friday, August 25

In person, finals auditions will be on Thursday, August 31 at 6:00pm

Contracts will be offered to the winners on Thursday, September 7