Holiday Chamber Music Reading Potluck Party
Our next monthly pot luck music reading party will take place in my Home on Sunday, December, 8th 2019 at 17 Stone Drive, Greenlawn NY, 11740. We begin after lunch at 12:00pm and end in the evening around 9:30.
We invite you and your musician or music loving friends or family members to attend. We will have a Holiday social party while we read an eclectic variety of chamber music!
I’m excited to meet new players and especially interested in recruiting younger members to join in! If you know any talented musicians, please tell them to come on over!
This is a pot-luck so please bring some snack / finger food and something to drink that you enjoy and would like to share with everyone else.
Bring whatever sheet music you want to play, but be aware some people need to leave early or show up late or even cancel at times, which means we must be prepared to play other pieces instead of what we originally planned. A variety of options works best.
Please RSVP with information on instruments (bring all you can play) and voices attending and what pieces you are interested in reading, and when you plan to arrive and leave, to facilitate smooth scheduling.
I also have a portable CD player and speakers, so we can do classical, Klezmer, or Jazz play- alongs as well.
I have a huge sheet music library (Intermediate through Expert/Professional levels) but it’s always best to bring your own as well. Also bring some extra music for smaller groups (duets, trios). Tell me the pieces you want to play in order of preference... if I’ve never heard you play before, tell me your level of ability (intermediate, advanced, expert, professional, etc.) or send me an online audio or video link of your playing so I can plan and schedule better.
For repertoire, I would say it is wise to search the internet before coming, sites such as ismlp dot org and clarinetinstitue.com have a lot of great music you can download for free and print out...
Let me know which instruments you are bringing, if you play multiple instruments please do bring them all so we have more variety in ensemble choices. I have a lot of cheap folding stands so only bring a music stand if you need a high-quality stand.
Usually we have only one group playing at a time in the main upstairs music room with the grand piano- - but We can also have a smaller group play downstairs with the Yamaha Clavinova or without any keyboard, or use the downstairs areas as warmup rooms .
Priority will be given to pieces with larger ensemble size (so more people can play) and also to people who have to leave soon (so they can play as much as possible before they leave.) Smaller pieces or solos can take place during breaks.
17 Stone Drive
Greenlawn NY 11740
(nearPulaski and Broadway)
Greenlawn Train station, 8-minute walk south down Broadway, left turn on Pulaski, cross over to Bartel on right, Stone drive on left. If you have a big instrument or the weather is bad someone can pick you up.
Huntington Train station: 12-minute car ride, someone can pick you up or take a taxi or uber.
Driving from west: Exit Northern state to Wolf Hill Rd make left, then a rt. Old country Rd, rt on Foxhurst Rd, into Dix Hills Rd, Cross 25 Jericho Turnpike and take Broadway Greenlawn up to Pulaski. Right turn on Pulaski, Right turn on Bartel, take Stone Drive on Left.
I look forward to seeing you and having fun playing some great music!