Welcome to your next concert, the Winter Concert 2019! This year Beginner and Student Orchestra will be performing and now Absolute Beginner Class too!
The concert will be held on Sunday, December 15th at:
85 E. 4th St.
The theater has stadium style seating and contains 99 seats, and will seat both students and their guests. There are around 30 performing students. There is a large stage, a curtain, stage lights, a backstage where you can store your case and belongings, a bar, and a box office.
The concert day’s schedule will be as follows:
12:45 – 1:45 Tech Rehearsal.
2:00 Doors open.
2:30 Show begins
4:00 Show ends.
Every person in the theater will need a ticket, including the performers (which is free). This is because the door person may not know you. It also helps us keep track of how many seats are left. Please sign yourself up as going by following these steps:
- Click link below. Click on Dec. 15th, then “continue”.
- Enter the coupon code DEC15STUDENT for your free ticket. Unfortunately, you can only enter one coupon code at a time, so if you getting tickets for your guests you’ll have to do it separately. Their $5-off advance ticket discount is KRAINE, by the way.
Dress Code (no sneakers or jeans for all)
Solo’s/Duets – Festive or informal/semi-formal
Absolute Beginner Class Festive or informal/semi-formal
Beginner Class – Festive or informal/semi-formal
Orchestra – All black or black bottom and white top. Bowtie (or tie) for men.
What to bring
Violin, bow, rosin
Stand light (optional)
12:45 Tech rehearsal for the Absolute Beginner, Beginner and Orchestra classes. Or if you need a sound check because your song involves an amped instrument. Otherwise, all other solo/duet performers may arrive at 2:00. No guests are allowed in the room from 12:45 – 2:00, so please have them meet you at the theater at 2:00. I’ve heard there are some killer coffee and brunch spots in this area, so it may be a win-win.
When you arrive, walk through the theater and on to the stage. The doors to the backstage area will be open. Find a place to put your case. Set up your stand on the stage. Take your violin out and tune it. Tech rehearsal will begin immediately. We may run through the pieces only once. We are mainly checking for sound and lighting, though for you, this is a great time to get used to playing on a stage with bright lighting. The lights on the stage should be sufficient to see your music, but to be sure you may want to bring a stand light.
I would like to do Absolute Beginner first, then Beginner, then Orchestra, so you can also practice the transition of chairs and stands. John Staudenmeier will be overall In-charge of chairs for all groups. Felicia will be in charge of setting up the chairs for first violin, Chloe will be in charge of setting up chairs for second violin. Chairs that are not needed for the performance should be hidden out of sight.
2:00 Doors open. Last minute tickets can be bought at the box office near the door for $20. Tickets will be checked and programs handed out. Beer, wine, soda & water available at the bar inside the theater. If you are doing a solo only, and don’t need a mic, you may show up at 2:00 after checking in with the box office.
2:30 Show begins. 90 minute run time. Program will run in this order: Solos, Duets, Trios, Absolute Beginners, Beginner, and Student Orchestra. If you are playing a solo or duet, I recommend sitting with your guests with your violin in hand or nearby, and being ready to walk up while the person before you begins. Then when they are done, I will announce you at which point you can walk up to the stage. Leave your chairs, stands and stand lights (if you brought them) in position. We will create a space in the middle, so once done with the rehearsal, scootch the chairs outwards, while keeping formation.
Your solo When you arrive at the stage, place your music on the stand that is there (even if you have it memorized). You may say something in the mic before you begin. If you decide not to, just begin your piece. Aim for musicality, not perfection. When you are done, accept your applause. Bow (or curtsy) and wait until the applause is complete or almost complete before leave the stage. This is a great time for pictures, so don’t zoom off the stage once your last note is complete! You can count 5 mississipi’s to be sure you’re not rushing off.
Beginner Group When the last trio is done, the group pieces will begin, starting with you. Bring your music and violin to the stage. Scootch the chairs and stands back in towards the center of the stage. Get situated and start hearing the piece in your head. Wait for the conductor to indicate when to bring your violins up to playing position (all at once). Play the pieces. When done with the last piece, stand and receive your applause. This is a great photo opp, so look straight ahead at the audience.
Student Orchestra Wait for the Beginner Group to exit the stage. Bring your violin and music to the stage. Scootch the rest of the chairs and stands back into position. Get situated and start hearing the piece in your head. Wait for the conductor to indicate when to bring your violins up to playing position (all at once). Play the pieces. When done with the last piece, stand and receive your applause. This is a great photo opp, so look straight ahead at the audience.
4:00 Show ends. You can hang, gloat and be showered in compliments until 5:30.
5:30/5:45 Clean up. There won’t be much of a mess, but if you could help collect garbage and programs lying around, that’d be great. Also, may need help putting stage chairs away and making sure no one forgot any belongings, bows or stands (p.s. label your stand if you don’t want any mix-ups).
6:00 Done and out. If you’d like the party to continue elsewhere, contact the party pros, James or Rohan (or volunteer to become one).