SBP is an audition-based instrumental group for everyone over 15 (with exceptions). We rehearse weekly to prepare for four (4) annual concerts. We’ll be performing symphonic repertoire in addition to operatic and choral music, premiering film music on the concert stage, and pioneering multi-media productions. You will receive world-class coaching and conducting by internationally acclaimed artists from the Los Angeles Virtuosi Association.
Everyone is welcome to join. Our purpose is to bring music into the community, it does not matter which level you are currently, you are for sure to benefit from highly skills professional staff’s coaching.
Rehearsals are held Saturday morning from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Marina del Rey Hospital conference hall, the Playa Room and Vista Room. Concerts are scheduled in July, October and December of 2015.
What to expect from rehearsals?
We will offer training of the whole range of music styles from classical, romantic, contemporary, to modern, ethnic and pops. Everyone will have chances to perform in public.
The orchestra may be divided into smaller chamber groups for extensive musical training purposes, before it merges into the larger orchestra. Every work chosen will give each player basic training from intonation, rhythm to tone quality, musical styles and interpretations. Every rehearsal is geared towards creating a good ensemble to perform in the public.
We will start with works by classical composers like Haydn, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, to romantic styles of Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Debussy. We will be practicing sight-reading of local composers’ works, it could either be a work written for the concert stage, or an excerpt from a movie score. The orchestra will also be participating in concerts with singers from the Chorale, doing opera and Broadway show scenes.