Small_nws_excemption3 Mozart: Symphony No. 39, 4th mvt. (part I)

Orchestral Excerpts | Steven Copes, Violin
Bt_movie_not_in_use Demonstration of excerpt 00h:00m:00s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Excerpt shows various bow articulations 00h:00m:40s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Difficulty is in starting in quick tempo, off the string 00h:00m:52s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Give yourself a running start by imagining the sixteenths before you start 00h:01m:09s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Imagine playing within an ensemble 00h:01m:31s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Cue yourself 00h:02m:10s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Each phrase has its own character 00h:02m:34s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Light pinch on string before starting 00h:03m:14s
Bt_movie_not_in_use String crossings can be simplified by focusing on phrasing 00h:03m:52s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Economy of motion 00h:05m:06s


Steven Copes, concertmaster of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, discusses and demonstrates the excerpt.

Composers:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Works:
SYMPHONY NO. 39 IN E-FLAT MAJOR, K. 543

Instruments:
Violin



Steven Copes
Violin

Violinist Steven Copes leads a diverse and enthusiastic musical life as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. He joined the SPCO as Concertmaster in 1998, and since then has led the orchestra from the chair in several highly acclaimed, eclectic programs. He also appears frequently as soloist with the SPCO, performing concerti by Bach, Berg, Brahms, Hindemith, Kirchner, Korngold, Lutoslawski, Mozart, Piazzolla, Prokofiev, Schnittke and Weill. In addition, he has performed as soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, the Colorado Symphony, the Sao Paolo State Symphony, and The Knights. A zealous advocate of the music of today, he gave the world premiere of George Tsontakis' Grammy-nominated Violin Concerto No. 2 (2003), which won the 2005 Grawemeyer award and has been recorded for KOCH Records, and also gave the NY premiere of Lutoslawski's Subito (1992) for Violin and Piano. He has also performed John Novacek's Four Rags with the composer on NPR's Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Recent solo engagements include the Korngold Violin Concerto with Rossen Milanov and the SPCO, Scott Yoo and the Festival Mozaic Orchestra, and the Berg Chamber Concerto with pianist Kirill Gerstein at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

An avid chamber musician, Copes has performed at festivals and concert series such as Aspen, Boston Chamber Music Society, Bridgehampton, Caramoor, Cartagena, Cello Plus, Chamber Music Northwest, Charlottesville, Colorado College, El Paso Pro Musica, Four Seasons, Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, La Jolla Summerfest, Mainly Mozart, Marlboro, Moritzburg, Mozaic, Musical Masterworks, Norfolk, Piccolo Spoleto, Salt Bay Chamberfest, Santa Fe, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Skaneateles, Styriarte, Sweetwater Music Weekend, and at other festivals across the globe. He co-founded the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival in Colorado as well as Accordo, a chamber music group in the Twin Cities, now in its fifth season.

A frequent Guest Concertmaster, Copes has recorded and toured extensively throughout Europe and Asia with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and performed in the same capacity with the Baltimore Symphony, London Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony. A dedicated teacher as well, he has taught and coached at the New World Symphony in Miami, Colorado College Summer Festival, East Carolina University, University of South Carolina, (Columbia), National Orchestral Institute in Maryland, Western Michigan University, Indiana University, University of Minnesota, University of Texas (Austin) and Roosevelt University in Chicago. A native of Los Angeles, he holds degrees from The Curtis Institute and Juilliard, and his teachers include Robert Lipsett, Aaron Rosand, Robert Mann and Felix Galimir for chamber music. Copes performs on a Guarnerius model violin made in 1997 by Brooklyn maker Samuel Zygmuntowicz.