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International Play-in Event; Pre-Event Talk with James Buswell

4 March, 2018

International Amateur 

Chamber Music Play-In 



Sunday, March 4, 2018

3 pm - 7 pm


Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Boulevard

Glen Echo, MD


Free and Open to the Public

Washington Conservatory will host a free Chamber Music Play-in on Sunday, March 4, 3 pm - 7 pm at WCM at Glen Echo Park - as part of the ACMP Annual World-Wide Play-In


James Buswell will help to kick off the event by reading chamber music with play-in participants for the first hour of the event, before flying back to his home in Boston. Cellist Tobias Werner, Artistic Director of the Pressenda Chamber Players, will join with Buswell in reading chamber music with participants.


All avid chamber musicians are welcome! If you like, bring food, drink & music, to help create a fun soiree! Tell your friends!


RSVP by March 1 to

First-come:  RSVP by March 1 to:
Your Email Subject line: Play-in 2018
1. Name
2. Instrument
3. Level of chamber music playing (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
4. Will you arrive at 2 pm? Yes/No
5. I would also like to say:

Talk by James Buswell: 

A Passion for Music 

from the Inside Out




Sunday, March 4, 2018   

2:00 PM 



Washington Conservatory 

at Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Boulevard

Glen Echo, MD





For 50 years, James Buswell has lived a fascinating double life as a performer and a pedagogue. He has performed as solo violinist with virtually all the major orchestras in North America, and throughout Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. He is an equally esteemed pedagogue who held faculty positions at two of the most prestigious music schools in the US. He continues to give master classes around the world. His experiences give him a unique perspective on the peculiar conflicts and reinforcements of those two professions, and on what he sees as a growing crisis that threatens the very nature of art in our culture - the increasing presumption that numbers are more accurate than words or anything more related to the human spirit. Buswell is well-known as an engaging speaker and thoughtful knowledgeable musician.