Please make sure that you come to All State with a solid understanding of your music. This means you will need to take this to your private instructors and have fingerings marked in your parts. I have included several notes from the conductor below.
3rd Movement string divisi should be distributed as listed below. Please realize that since you are not seated until All State, Violins I and II will have to prepare the Violin III part in case that’s where you are placed. Viola and Cello will need to prepare parts I and II as well.
Violin I: First 6 stands of the I Violins
Violin II: First 6 stands of the II Violins
Violin III: Last 3 stands of the I and II Violins
Viola I: First 3 stands
Viola II: Last 3 stands
Cello I: First 3 stands
Cello II: Last 3 Stands
You need to spend time listening to Symphony No. 5 in its entirety. The 11-12 Symphony Orchestra conductor (Giancarlo Guerrero), prefers the Vienna Philharmonic recording.