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Simply, strings....a chamber music workshop

26 October, 2017 to 29 October, 2017
Performance

Simply , strings...a chamber music workshop

October 26-29, 2017

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 a "few" wind players and pianists( on a very limited basis.) 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

Fees: The entire cost for this unique musical experience is:

              $740 per person/single occupancy  or  $565 per person/dbl occ. as a participant

              The fee for a "non-playing" guest is $490

Registration and Payment:  The registration deadline is August 31, 2017 . Please contact us for an application : jan2hoff@aol.com 

                      (516) 375-6266