(not just) Simply Strings ...a Chamber Music Workshop Manchester Workshop Dates: October 28th- November 1st, 2020 (room for some piano players and wind instrumentalists)
NOTICE 3/23/2020: Because of the May cancelation, we are going to take the opportunity to expand the fall workshop and follow the same schedule as May’s event. And perhaps this will become the new paradigm for both annual events. Please put on your calendars the dates for the fall workshop: (not just) Simply,strings…a chamber music workshop October 29th-November 1st/2020 with “optional” day of Oct.28th This workshop, as May’s, will end by noon on Sunday November 1st.
An "invitation" to enthusiastic amateur string players....of all levels of play....to join us in a non-competitive, musical workshop experience. We also welcome some wind players and pianists. This workshop will be held in the charming and historic, Inn at Manchester, in Manchester, Vermont. Our outstanding coaching staff will support and guide us in the exploration of playing and interpreting chamber music literature.
Small chamber ensembles and appropriate repertoire will be assigned to each participant several weeks prior to the workshop. Each participant will be assigned two pieces to prepare. The music and group assignments will be based upon a "self evaluation" section in the application
The program's focus will be on playing and interpreting the musical literature in a chamber group setting. Sight reading in evening ensembles will be encouraged to help enhance each participant's confidence level of playing in groups. There will be ample opportunities to put together "pick up" groups during the day, as well as participating in an informal "play-in" on Thursday evening. Come Join us! Make new friends, meet old ones, and enjoy the grandeur of Manchester, Vermont, at this time of the year. There's lots to do: hiking, biking, shopping, sightseeing....or just "chilling out" in the beautiful surroundings of the Inn.
WHAT DOES THIS WORKSHOP OFFER? .......3 nights lodging in a beautiful room, private bath (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) .......3 delicious Vermont country breakfasts (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) .......3 delicious dinners (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) .......beverages and snacks daily ......18 hours of hands-on coaching, rehearsal and playing sessions, master class
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT: Please click the button below to request more information on fees related to the workshop and to request an application.