Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
Our season runs from September through April and is divided into two semesters. Students auditioning for the fall semester do not need to reaudition for the winter/spring semester. Additional students may join mid-year for the winter/spring semester as orchestra openings permit. Students are expected to continue their instrumental study while in the orchestra.
Rehearsals take place on Sunday afternoons 12:30-5:30pm. Except in the case of illness, permission to miss rehearsal must be obtained at least two weeks in advance. In order to participate in the concert, at most two rehearsals will be excused in a single semester. Attendance at the scheduled dress rehearsal, which takes place one week before the first concert each semester, is mandatory for each orchestra member.
We always give two performances at the end of each semester and occasionally schedule additional special performances. Attendance at every scheduled performance is mandatory for each orchestra member.
(Subject to Change)
|Jan 12||auditions by appointment only||ECC||see auditions page|
|Jan 13||12:30 – 5:30pm||ECC||First Rehearsal|
|Jan 20||12:30 – 5:30pm||ECC||Rehearsal|
|Jan 27||12:30 – 5:30pm||ECC||Rehearsal|
|Feb 3||12:30 – 5:30pm||ECC||Rehearsal|
|Feb 10||12:30 – 5:30pm||ECC||Rehearsal|
Presidents’ Day Weekend
|Feb 24||12:30 – 5:30pm||ECC||Rehearsal|
|Mar 3||12:30 – 5:30pm||ECC||Rehearsal|
|Mar 10||12:30 – 5:30pm|
(daylight saving time begins)
|Mar 17||12:30 – 5:30pm||ECC||Rehearsal|
|Mar 24||12:30 – 5:30pm||ECC||Rehearsal|
|Mar 31||12:30 – 5:30pm||ECC||Rehearsal|
|Apr 7||12:30 – 5:30pm||ECC||Mandatory Dress Rehearsal|
|12:30 – 6:00pm||UCLA Schoenberg Hall||Concert|
|Apr 15 (Mon)||5:00 – 9:30pm||Ambassador Auditorium||Concert|
|May 4 (Sat)||6:00pm (to be confirmed)||TBD||Spring 2019 Salon|
|May 18 (Sat)||12:00-6:00 auditions by appointment only||ECC||see auditions page|
|May 19||12:00-6:00 auditions by appointment only||ECC||see auditions page|
|May 26||12:30 – 5:30pm||ECC||Disney Hall Rehearsal|
|June 9||12:30 – 5:30pm||ECC||Disney Hall Rehearsal|
|June 16||12:30 – 5:30pm||ECC||Disney Hall Rehearsal|
|June 19 (Wed)||Call time TBD||Disney Hall||Concert|
First Rehearsal and Potluck
The first rehearsal of each semester includes a general meeting from 1:45 to 2:30 which all parents, faculty, staff, board members and students should plan to attend.
12:15PM Concert Orchestra strings meet at ECC Women’s club
1:45PM all other students arrive at ECC Women’s club
General Meeting at ECC Women’s club 1:45 – 2:30
2:45 rehearsal resumes for all students
4:00 end of rehearsal for Concert Orchestra string students
5:30 end of rehearsal for all other students
Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons from 12:30-5:30pm. Except in the case of illness, permission must be obtained at least two weeks in advance to be excused from a rehearsal, and at most two rehearsals will be excused in a single semester.
Mandatory Dress Rehearsal
The “dress” rehearsal, which takes place one week before the first concert of each semester, is a regular rehearsal except that attendance is mandatory for every orchestra member. (No special clothing is required.)
Attendance at the concert and the rehearsal before the concert are mandatory.
LADIES: All Black
Ankle length black skirt, black dress pants (no black jeans, jeggings or leggings) or long-sleeve (wrist length or 3/4 length sleeve) black dress
Black dress blouse, preferably long-sleeve (wrist length or 3/4 length sleeve). T-shirts or other casual shirts are not appropriate.
Black nylons, black tights or black socks (no bare legs)
Black closed-toe dress shoes (no sandals, flip-flops or other casual shoes)
Minimal or no jewelry, no accessories or anything that detracts from the appearance of the ensemble.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT: Black dress pants, black coat, white shirt, black dress shoes with black socks. LONG, DARK TIES.
MONDAY EVENING CONCERT: Same as Sunday but with BLACK BOW TIE.
Parking and Directions for Schoenberg Hall
UCLA Schoenberg Hall
445 Charles E Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Parking Lot 2
From Hilgard Ave., enter the east side of the campus at Westholme Ave. An immediate left turn leads to Parking Structure 2. From Structure 2, walk north along Charles E. Young Dr. East to Dickson Plaza. Enter Schoenberg Hall from Dickson Plaza.
Parking and Directions for the Ambassador Auditorium
131 S St John Ave
Pasadena, CA 91123
Parking is available in the parking structure on St John Ave. – $10 CASH ONLY
From the West on the Pasadena Freeway (110): Exit at Orange Grove Blvd., go North (turn left) and proceed six traffic lights to Green Street. Turn right onto Green Street and park on the street, or go on Green St. and turn right onto St. John Ave. and park on the street or in the parking structure.
From the East on the Foothill Freeway (210): Exit at Orange Grove Blvd. via the Ventura Freeway (134). Go South (turn left) on Orange Grove, then turn left at the second traffic light onto Green Street and park on the street, or go on Green St. and turn right onto St. John Ave. and park on the street or in the parking structure.
From the Ventura Freeway (134): Exit at Orange Grove Blvd. and proceed straight onto Colorado Blvd. Turn right at the first traffic light onto St. John Ave., and park on St. John, in the parking structure, or circle the campus and park on Green Street.
From the North on the Foothill Freeway (210): Take the Colorado Blvd. exit, proceed straight onto St. John Ave., and park on St. John Ave., in the parking structure, or circle the campus and park on Green Street.