Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Audition Day Added!

Due to an overwhelming response, we have added another day of auditions-Tuesday, February 24th. If you are interested in being heard, please forward your resume and headshot to ChamberMusicEnsemble@gmail.com.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Announcing Opus9 Ensemble Auditions!!

New Chamber Music Ensemble Openings!!

An energetic group of instrumentalists and singers are forming a new chamber music ensemble to play chamber music of the the Romantic and Modern periods. The ensemble will include violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, a quartet of singers, and piano.

Plans for ensemble include four (4) annual NYC concerts, select regional concerts, auditioning for festivals and other unique performance opportunities. The ensemble will play repertoire that utilizes any pairing of the musicians on the roster, i.e. duets, trios, quartets, etc. Therefore participation in every concert is not necessary.

We are seeking dedicated members that are high level players with great musical imaginations and a passion for chamber music. East Coast debut concerts are scheduled for Spring 2009. Interested musicians should submit a head shot (jpg) and resume (PDF preferred) for audition consideration to ChamberMusicEnsemble@gmail.com. Currently we are accepting applications for the following instruments: cello, clarinet, flute, tenor, and violin. First round of auditions will be Tuesday, Feb. 17th from 5pm-7pm.

Please see audition excerpts below.

  1. A movement of a Concerto from the Standard Repertoire

  2. 2 contrasting movements of a Bach Cello Suite

  3. Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor III mv.(ms. 1 –17)


  1. A movement of Brahms Sonata in E-flat major or F minor

  2. Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor

    • 1st mvt. (ms. 5-15)

3. 2-3 Minutes of a concerto from the standard repertoire


1. Exposition of Concerto in G or D major- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2. Prélude a l’après-midi d‘un faune- Claude Debussy

-m. 1-4

-m. 11-14

3. Flute Quartet in D major Mvt. I - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

-m. 1-12

-m. 26-43


1. Two arias from operas or oratorios

2. Two art songs

Please prepare contrasting selections with at least 3 languages represented.


1. First Movement of Bartok, Hindemith, or Walton Concerto

2. 2 Contrasting movements of Bach Cello Suites

3. Roman Carnival Overture (Viola Soli) - Hector Berlioz


  1. A movement of a Concerto from the Romantic Period or 20th Century

  2. A movement of an unaccompanied Sonata or Partita

  3. Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor Mvt. III (ms. 17-27)