Concerto Festival Information
The Orchestral Recital Series of Tacoma Board and staff are pleased to announce that the 2021 Spring Concerto Festival will occur this June, 2021.
Repertoire and Performance Options
We have expanded authorized repertoire. Some of the new pieces introduced are pedagogical repertoire tailored to beginning skill levels. Repertoire for two pianos and string soloist pieces have also been added. The authorized repertoire list may be viewed using the button above.
Because of expected continuing state-wide limits on indoor gatherings, the Spring Concerto Festival will not have traditional 30-piece orchestral accompaniment. Students will be able to select from three options for collaborative accompaniment for their pieces:
- standard concerto literature performed with a 5-piece string ensemble, conductor, and collaborative pianist, including music for piano and orchestra requiring rental of parts
- repertoire for piano and strings performed with conductor and 5-piece string ensemble
- two piano pedagogy concerti performed with second piano
The three performance options will appear on the online registration form from which students may make their selection. The registration page is accessible by the button on the top of this page. Performance options are the decision of student and teacher.
Requirements for copyright compliance and licensing remain in place. For questions about repertoire, you may contact Paul Twedt, ORS Music Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. State guidelines for social distancing, masks, and hand hygiene will be followed. ORS of Tacoma will have volunteer monitors ensuring guidelines are followed. Every precaution will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all in the program.
The registration fee schedule can be viewed below. Calculations are made based on the length and complexity of arrangement, i.e., number of collaborative musicians. Professional videography is factored into registration fees this year.
Registration will occur on-line at the ORS website at www.orstacoma.org. For your convenience, we have streamlined the process to ease multiple registrations by siblings. The form will include a request for demographic information and permission to use student videos in ORS marketing and communications. Due to venue constraints because of COVID-19, registrations will be limited to 75 performers.
Registration will close at midnight March 31, 2021. For questions regarding the registration process, you may contact AJ Moore, ORS Managing Director, at email@example.com.
Timeline and Location
Concerts are planned June 25, 26, and 27 with rehearsals beginning June 16. Specific dates and times are subject to modification per registration results and updated COVID-19 guidelines. Personal preferences will also be taken into account – students will not be scheduled for rehearsal or performance times they cannot attend.
Schneebeck Concert Hall, our traditional performance venue at the University of Puget Sound, may remain unavailable for public gatherings. First Lutheran Church in Tacoma will be the alternate venue for the June Festival depending on COVID-19 restrictions. We continue to monitor state guidelines for indoor gatherings and live entertainment and will ensure that the ORS 2021 Concerto Festival is in full compliance.
The June Concerto Festival will also celebrate Paul Twedt’s 29 years as Founder and Music Director of ORS of Tacoma. Paul retires from this role in August at the end of the 2020-21 season. Please join us in thanking Paul for his vision and service over the years!
We thank you for your continued support of ORS of Tacoma. We look forward to hearing your performances this spring and the celebration of our 29th anniversary!
2021 - ORS FEE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
In the event that the Spring Concerto Festival is postponed or cancelled due to public health guidelines we will refund registration fees.
A = Soloist with collaborative pianist
B = Soloist with 5-person string ensemble and conductor
C = Soloist with 5-person string ensemble, conductor, and collaborative pianist
CATEGORY P1 – Less than three minutes
P1A – Soloist with collaborative pianist
P1B – Soloist with 5-person string ensemble and conductor
P1C – Soloist with 5-person string ensemble, conductor, and collaborative pianist
CATEGORY 1 – Three to five minutes
1A – Soloist with collaborative pianist
1B – Soloist with 5-person string ensemble and conductor
1C – Soloist with 5-person string ensemble, conductor, and collaborative pianist
CATEGORY 2 – Five to ten minutes
2A – Soloist with collaborative pianist
2B – Soloist with 5-person string ensemble and conductor
2C – Soloist with 5-person string ensemble, conductor, and collaborative pianist
CATEGORY 3 – Ten to fifteen minutes
3A – Soloist with collaborative pianist
3B – Soloist with 5-person string ensemble and conductor
3C – Soloist with 5-person string ensemble, conductor, and collaborative pianist
CATEGORY 4 – Fifteen to twenty minutes
4A – Soloist with collaborative pianist
4B – Soloist with 5-person string ensemble and conductor
4C – Soloist with 5-person string ensemble, conductor, and collaborative pianist