This past weekend we had a special concert with the Sapporo Philharmonic from Tokyo. So our little "chamber" orchestra was temporarily supersized to a full sized symphony-orchestra (and then some).
Above: A view from the audience's perspective during a dress rehearsal
The 4 hour nightly rehearsals leading up to the concert were grueling, but it paid off in the end. Our sold-out concert was held at the Governor's Hotel in downtown Portland. It was rated as the #1 concert of the weekend in the Oregonian, even higher than the Oregon Symphony.
Above: Jenni at the back of the 1st Violin section
We performed some American orchestral standards, including Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" and "Hoedown", as well as a few Classical favorites such as "Scheherazade" by Rimsky-Korsakov.