There are only 27 more days until our Symphony Space concert! We are so excited to hear our students reviewing, polishing, and participating in group classes in preparation for March 11th. Many of our students have never participated in a Suzuki festival concert before and we can’t wait to share this experience with all of you.
One of the staples of the Suzuki method is the festival performance with “play down” format. A festival is a group performance with all the students playing selected pieces from the Suzuki repertoire as an ensemble. It’s a wonderful aspect of our shared Suzuki repertoire that we have this amazing opportunity to make music together, even at such a young age.
In order to show case all of our students and to highlight our group music making, we organize the festival as a “play down”; this means that we start the performance with the most advanced students on stage and as we go backwards in the repertoire, each student comes up as we get to their “entry” piece. We will determine each students’ entry piece in the weeks leading
up to the concert, but we hope to have students on stage for as many pieces as possible, so please use the repertoire list below as added inspiration for your daily practice. If your child is a pre-Twinkler (is not yet comfortable with the left hand), they will play in our special opening pre-Twinkle presentation
and they will also play at the end on the Twinkle Variations on open strings.
The violin repertoire will be:
Minuet 3, Andantino, Allegro, May Song, O Come Little Children, Aunt Rhody, Song of the Wind, Lightly Row, Twinkle Variation A, C, and Theme.
The cello repertoire will be:
Allegro Moderato, Bach Gavotte in c minor, Scherzo, Lully Gavotte, Chorus, Minuet 2, Rigadoon, Allegro, Song of the Wind, French Folk Song, Twinkle A, C and Theme.