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One heck of a job interview

Audrey Wright, violinistPhoto: Geoff Robertson

July 17, 2020

Imagine having a job interview in front of a thousand people. For some musicians, part of the hiring process often takes place in the concert hall, in front of an audience. On today's show, hear part of violinist Audrey Wright's audition for the role of Concertmaster, first violin, of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Katie Barrick: The Devil's Advocate
Ethel: Ralph Farris, viola; Kip Jones, violin; Dorothy Lawson, cello; and Corin Lee, violin
OSHTALI
Thunderbird Records NA

Viktor Ullmann: String Quartet No. 3
Daedalus Quartet
Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College, New York, NY

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216
Audrey Wright, violin; Baltimore Chamber Orchestra; Markand Thakar, conductor
Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, Towson, MD

Katie Barrick: Caffeine Smile
Spokane String Quartet
Spokane Chamber Music Association, Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane, WA

Hour 2

Johannes Rusten, arr. Danish String Quartet: O Fredrik, O Fredrik
Danish String Quartet
Wood Works
Dacapo 226081

Fritz Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro
Benjamin Beilman, violin; Hyeyeon Park, piano
Music@Menlo, Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, Atherton, CA

Fritz Kreisler: Aucassin and Nicolette
Benjamin Beilman, violin; Hyeyeon Park, piano
Music@Menlo, Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, Atherton, CA

Traditional, arr. Danish String Quartet: Sonderho Bridal Trilogy, Pt. II
The Danish String Quartet
Interlochen Presents, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen, MI

Traditional, arr. Danish String Quartet: Shine You No More
The Danish String Quartet
Interlochen Presents, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen, MI

Gabriela Lena Frank: Walkabout: Concerto for Orchestra
Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Oregon Symphony, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR