Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - Principal Bassoon Auditions

Applications must be postmarked no later than September 4, 2018

Lake Forest Symphony is a per service orchestra with a Collective Bargaining Agreement between LFS and the Chicago Federation of Musicians Union local 10208.  Members must be a member of this union or willing to become a member upon winning a position with this orchestra.


Send a one-page resume and a $50 deposit check (returned at audition time) payable to Lake Forest Symphony by September 4, 2018 to:

Attn: Audition Coordinator
Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra
400 E. Illinois Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Lake Forest Symphony is an equal opportunity employer.


Midwest Young Artists
878 Lyster Road
Highwood, IL 60040


Principal Bassoon Repertoire

Solo Repertoire

  • Mozart: Bassoon Concerto (1st & 2nd mvmts.)

Orchestral Excerpts

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 (4th mvmt) 184-187; 300-302
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (3rd mvmt) pickup to 245 to letter C
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (1st and 4th mvmts) I. Pickup to 65 to 72, 161-178; IV. Beginning to letter A
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (3rd mvmt) number 2 to four before 5
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture beginning to 7, 101-123, 156 to D, 215-236
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 (4th mvmt through letter A of 5th mvmt)
  • Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring beginning to one before 4; 12 to six before 13
  • Stravinsky: Firebird (1919) (Berceuse) 1 to 8
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (2nd mvmt) 274 to end
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 (3rd mvmt) 18-72
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (1st mvmt) opening solo to bar 12