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Dates Description

Concert May 5, 2018,
7:30 pm

Central Iowa Symphony

Ames City Auditorium

Central Iowa Symphony needs musicians

Hi, Central Iowa Symphony is looking for a couple more string players for our May 5th concert. Could you send this to anyone who may be interested? Violin and bass would both be helpful, thanks!

Jennifer Powers
CIS Personnel Manager
Concert Call for Season Finale: Virtuosic Panorama

March 26th
April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
May 5th Dress Rehearsal 9-11:30am
Concert at 7:30pm
All rehearsals are from 7:15-9:30pm at the Ames City Auditorium

Here are the pieces:

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op.73 “Emperor”,timp and strings
Weinberger-Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bag Piper
2+,timp, perc and strings
Liszt- Les preludes
3D1.2.2.2/4/2/3/1,timp, perc and strings

Please reply with your availability soon! Thanks!

From: Jennifer Powers
To: Desmoinescommunityorchestra Webmaster
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:27:59 PM CDT
Subject: CIS looking for String players


Urbandale Community

Summer Musical



Urbandale Community Theatre

Carl Johnson conducting

Violin 1 Violin 2 Viola Cello Bass Trumpet 1 Trumpet 2 French horn 1 French horn 2 Trombone 1 Trombone 2 Percussion (Drum set, I presume, plus whatever extras are needed) Piano/Digital keyboard Reeds as needed (doublings are possible, but it is easier to find players if there are not too many on any one part): Parts for flute/piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax, and bassoon can be covered as necessary.

[Rehearsals to be determined]

Performances at Valley H.S.: Friday, August 3rd, 7:30pm Saturday, August 4th, 7:30pm Sunday, August 5th, 2:00pm Thursday, August 9th, 7:30pm Friday, August 10th, 7:30pm Saturday, August 11th, 7:30pm Sunday, August 12th, 2:00pm





The Opera Project DSM

2 Flutes (doubling picc) 2 Oboe (1 doubling English Horn) 2 Clarinets 2 Bassoons 4 Horn 2 Trumpets 3 Trombones 2-3 Percussionists to cover timpani, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tambourine, castanets, and triangle.

My string count would be 5/5/3/3/2. I might be able to use 4 on viola & 4 on cello...we'll have to see.

As for rehearsal dates, I understand that you have a spring concert on May 13. Here is a tentative schedule that begins after your concert: At Grace Church: May 14 6-9 pm (Mon,) May 16 6-9 pm (Wed.) May 18 6-9 pm (Fri.) May 21 6-9 pm (Mon.) May 25 6-9 pm (Fri.)

At Valley: May 28 6-10 pm (Mon.) May 29 6-10 pm (Tues.) May 30 6-10 pm (Wed.)

Performances June 3 2 pm and 7 pm (Sun.) June 4 7 pm (Mon.)