The Chamber Music Network

Chamber Music Workshop - Loving the Process

21 June, 2020 to 28 June, 2020

At the center  of “Loving the Process” is the intention to reclaim and strengthen an improvisatory spirit of making music together. Let’s take the music ‘off the page’ and become co-creators with the composer.  From practice — where we sharpen skills and deepen and refine our understanding of the score — to performance, how do we genuinely celebrate musical experimentation, discovery and community?  Over the course of a week we move from first readings to formed interpretations, including players, coaches, composers, and listeners in the process.

All participants are encouraged to adopt an open-door policy for rehearsals and coaching, creating a welcoming ‘insider’ experience for interested community members.  The week’s final concert will take place in the Unitarian Universalist Church on Harvard’s Town Common.

Ensembles will choose their own repertoire and articulate their own goals. The daily schedule includes group rehearsals and coaching (most are open to the community), and the week will also feature public master classes, ‘inside the piece’ presentations on some of the studied repertoire, evening sight-reading parties, and other special events.