Ariadne auf Naxos - December 4 - 11, 2018
In collaboration with the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Ensemble Q will be performing in Richard Strauss' opera "Ariadne auf Naxos" in December.
We are delighted to be able to offer a selection of mentorship positions in the ensemble for students at QCGU, to be decided by audition.
The season includes two performances and will be conducted by Simone Young and presents an amazing opportunity for all participating students.
The ensemble required for this opera is a large chamber ensemble of 36 individual parts, and the demands are high so all students chosen will be expected to learn their parts thoroughly before attending rehearsals. Up to 16 students may be chosen for the ensemble, with the remaining players being Ensemble Q professional artists from across Australia.
The auditions are being held for the following instruments (each string player has their own part in this ensemble):
Double bass 2
Percussion 3 *Own choice is not required. A set work will be included in the list of excerpts provided.
All students selected for positions will be paid $500 for their participation in the opera.
ALL rehearsals and performances must be attended, and are as follows:
Tuesday 4 Dec 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 5 Dec 10am - 5pm (also please hold the evening as this may be changing to afternoon/eve)
Friday 7 Dec 2pm - 9pm
Saturday 8 Dec 3pm - 6pm
Sunday 9 Dec PERFORMANCE 3pm
Tuesday 11 Dec PERFORMANCE 7pm
Application form (below) must be filled in and submitted by midnight on WEDNESDAY 25 JULY
Selected excerpts from Ariadne will be issued by Friday 27 July
One piece of your own choice is to be performed, demonstrating your best playing ability. This can be played unaccompanied, however if you wish to bring an accompanist you may, at your own expense. A concerto movement or similar is ideal.
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY 18th (1.30 - 6) and SUNDAY 19th AUGUST (11 - 5) in room 2:15. You will be allocated an audition time, however if you are definitely unable to attend one of those days, please mark this in the comments box on the application form.
NOTE: PERCUSSION AUDITIONS WILL NOW BE HELD ON SUNDAY AUGUST 12, from 2pm