Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, 4th mvt.

Orchestral Excerpts | Alex Orfaly, Timpani
Bt_movie_not_in_use Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra (4th movement): pedaling excerpt of choice in auditions 00h:00m:25s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Important in all excerpts: time, rhythm, sound 00h:00m:41s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Not letting the pedal motion interfere with the stroke motion 00h:00m:54s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Pedal technique for removing the ambient noise between notes 00h:01m:31s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Intonation; muffle in places so that we don't hear any pitch change between moving the pedal 00h:01m:40s


Timpani excerpt with Alex Orfaly, NWS timpani alumnus, on the fourth movement of Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra

Composers:
Béla Bartók

Works:
CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA, SZ. 116

Instruments:
Timpani and Percussion



Alex Orfaly
Timpani

Alex Orfaly is a freelance percussionist and composer in the Boston area. He has performed with orchestras worldwide, including the the Cleveland Orchestra, the L.A. Philharmonic, Palau de Les Arts in Spain, and currently serves as timpanist for the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Idaho. He has a growing body of percussion pieces to his credit, including his Concerto for Brass and Percussion, premiered in 2004 by the New World Symphony. His first Divertissement, written in 2001 for solo timpani and percussion ensemble won Second Prize in the Percussive Arts Society composition competition, his Rhapsody No. 2 for solo timpani won First Prize in 2006 and his Improvvisatto Contrasto for timpani solo won first prize in 2010. His highly entertaining Mean Man’s March, based on the human and canine social complexities of the dog park, was premiered in 2011 by the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, which will also premiere his latest work, Cowboy Bill for orchestra with narrator in August 2012.