Stage Manager Notes

March 16th, 2009

From Stage Manager Fred:

Our performance of the Durufle will be FIRST on the program instead of last.

– Be on time for the warmup before each performance.

– Tell your customers to be on time, too.

Counting measures of rest was far more demanding than I remembered. A couple of times I found singers around me had already started while I still had a measure or two of rests left to count. (Oops – those were 2/4 not 4/4 measures.) There are places we must count 10 to 20 measures with a mixture of 4/4 & 2/4 or 8/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8.

What to do? When the cue indicates it is played by flute, oboe (hautbois.), bassoon or drum – it really is. You can’t miss it. Write it on your music. Note what else is going on in the orchestra while you are counting rests.

Nick said he will work on counting rests at our next rehearsal.

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