Intermediate String Orchestra News

February 21, 2022

Hello ISO, We have a brand new piece and an old classic. The first song is called Aberrations by Anthony Granata. It is an exciting work with constant changing time signatures. The tempo is 130BPM. A recording of the piece can be found here:... read more »

November 8, 2021

The English Folk Song Suite is a favorite piece of mine. Ralph Vaughn Williams originally wrote this work for concert band, but Stephen Bulla arranged it for strings. This 3-movement piece will test the abilities of every section. Please practice slowly with a metronome!  Here is a full-orchestra... read more »

September 7, 2021

J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no.5, arr. Merle J. Isaac I am attaching a link to the original concerto. I found a very exciting performance which shows the tone, dynamics, and tempo I'd like to emulate. Remember to practice slowly! ... read more »

August 9, 2021

Hello, ISO Leadership Applicants! Here is your chance to stand out as a young musician by sitting at the front of the ensemble and helping lead the orchestra. Auditioners will be judged by their musicality, steady tempo, solid intonation, ability to cue, rhythm, posture and technique. The... read more »

February 12, 2021

Hello ISO Musicians and Families, I am excited to get back to the tent and make some music! Our rehearsals are A Saturdays: 3/6, 3/20, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8 @10am at the Baldwin Tent. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early to get set up so we can start right on time. My first selection is one of my favorites... read more »

February 12, 2021

Hello ISO Musicians and Families, I am excited to get back to the tent and make some music! My first selection is one of my favorites, Night Shift by Richard Meyer. Catchy melodies and multiple shifts into higher positions makes this song good for technique and to listen to.  Metronome=112bpm... read more »

February 12, 2021

Hello ISO Musicians and Families, I am excited to get back to the tent and make some music! My first selection is one of my favorites, Night Shift by Richard Meyer. Catchy melodies and multiple shifts into higher positions makes this song good for technique and to listen to.  Metronome=112bpm... read more »

February 12, 2021

Hello ISO Musicians and Families, I am excited to get back to the tent and make some music! My first selection is one of my favorites, Night Shift by Richard Meyer. Catchy melodies and multiple shifts into higher positions makes this song good for technique and to listen to.  Metronome=112bpm... read more »

September 22, 2020

Star of County Down: Traditional Irish Ballad arranged by Matt Stutzman Allegro in D by Vivialdi read more »

March 2, 2020

Hello Students and Parents, I am so proud of how far you’ve come! Every concert we must raise the bar of excellence. Our last concert has the most challenging music is skill and scope. Here are the three exciting pieces we will be performing Saturday May 2nd. Enigma Variations: Elgar’s Enigma... read more »

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