Inside Music Academy Book Club Starts July 2, 2022

Anthea gears up for "Paganini's Ghost" - photo by her daughter
Anthea gears up for “Paganini’s Ghost” – photo by her daughter

Oregon-based violinist Anthea Kreston (formerly of the Artemis Quartet and now in the Delgani Quartet) is offering a discount to ACMP members to participate in her new music-related BOOK CLUB on Zoom! 

a six-week, interactive Book Club – a page-turning mystery by Paul Adam – live music, virtual tours of Italy, fun conversation…Most importantly…the book’s protagonist is an adult amateur string quartet!

Anthea is offering a 27% discount to ACMP members – from $89 to $65.

The first session is happening on Saturday July 2 at 9:00 am to 10:30 am Pacific time. Sessions will take place every Saturday at the same time through August 6, but are also available on demand. 


(Be sure to select ACMP Member in the dropdown menu when you register.)

About her new book club, Anthea writes:

“I want to let you all know about a fun new adventure I am embarking on. As you may know, I ran a book club on Norman Lebrecht’s Slipped Disk for several years, called the Fortnightly Music Book Club. I decided to relaunch, this time in an interactive, zoom format. And, of course, I have a deep discount for my favorite audience – ACMP members!

I learned so much about online education while parenting two daughters through the pandemic, and running my virtual music school, Inside Music Academy. I am so excited to put this interactive course together. 

It’s going to be packed with fun – we will be reading Paul Adam’s “Paganini’s Ghost” – it’s a super page-turning murder mystery based in Cremona. The fun starts there – and with visits from the author, a trip to a violin maker’s shop (the main character is a violin maker from Cremona), and even guest virtuosos performing music from the book for us, it’s bound to be an immersive and engaging time. You can come in real time, or access the meetings on your own time. 

We will have conversations, take virtual tours to locations in the book (let’s peek inside legendary concert halls in Cremona, Venice, Florence and Rome), and branch out to talk about the music and history of Paganini and more. We will also have the chance to craft our own virtual itinerary of the book to share, using Google Earth.”

Order “Paganini’s Ghost” and read the first three chapters before the first meeting. 

(From what I have heard, you won’t be able to put it down, though!)

I hope you all will take Anthea up on this fun offer!

More Articles

Location search: By proximity? Or in a specific location?

An easy guide to searching the ACMP directories by location.

Read More ↗

A Tribute to Candice Chin (1976 – 2022)

Read More ↗

ACMP member adventures in Ecuador

ACMP members Tom Cappaert and Art Malm returned to Ecuador to pick up a newly commissioned viola, coach with Alejandro Jiménez and donate more instruments to the conservatory in Riobamba.

Read More ↗

A new website and free membership for all 

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, ACMP is returning to its roots by dropping its membership dues. Read all about it, and about some of the new features of this new website (including helpful tips on how to renew your membership and tweak your personal profile.)

Read More ↗

Dutch Treat: ACMP to the Rescue!

Read More ↗

Kronos Quartet “50 for the Future” Online Masterclasses: Saturday, November 12, 2022 and Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 2pm Eastern on Zoom

Read More ↗

2022 Worldwide Play-In: U.S. Highlights

Read More ↗

2022 Susan McIntosh Lloyd Award: The Music Conservatory of Westchester

ACMP honors The Music Conservatory of Westchester with the 2022 Susan McIntosh Lloyd Award for Excellence and Diversity in Chamber Music Education

Read More ↗

2022 Worldwide Play-In: International Highlights

Read More ↗

ACMP and CMA: Partners in chamber music!

Chamber Music America (CMA) and ACMP are finding new ways to support one another in our shared mission of supporting the field of chamber music worldwide.

Read More ↗

ACMP Board Member Marjana Rutkowski receives the title of Emeritus Citizen of Porto Alegre

On March 29, 2022 ACMP's first South American Board Member, Marjana Rutkowski (cellist from Brazil) was named an Emeritus Citizen of Porto Alegre, in recognition of her continuing work for the development of Brazil's culture and society.

Read More ↗

ACMP Honors Kitty Benton with the Helen Rice Award

ACMP honored longtime member and former newsletter editor Kitty Benton with the Helen Rice Award at Broadway Presbyterian Church in New York City on Saturday, May 7, 2022. This special event kicked off the 2022 Worldwide Play-In and ACMP’s 75th Anniversary Festivities, which will continue through December 2022. Photo by John Gurrin.

Read More ↗

Luke Fleming’s online Chamber Music Master Class: Sunday, June 26, 2pm EDT on Zoom

Sunday, June 26 from 2pm to5pm EDT on Zoom (with a 1pm soundcheck).

Read More ↗

ACMP 75th Anniversary Worldwide Play-In Weekend: May 13-15, 2022

Read More ↗

Another flying cellist lands in Ecuador

ACMP members Tom Cappaert (cello) and Art Malm (viola) from Illinois (USA) went on a musical mission to Riobamba, Ecuador, January 4 -13, 2022.

Read More ↗

ACMP Member Home devastated in Colorado Fire

Read More ↗

Kitty Benton and the Return of “The Flying Cellist”

Kitty Benton recently reconnected with "The Flying Cellist," whom she wrote about in an ACMP newsletter in 2013.

Read More ↗

Andrew Appel

Online Early Music Master Class with Andrew Appel

On February 12, 2022 ACMP presented an online Early Music Masterclass with harpsichordist and conductor Andrew Appel of the Four Nations Ensemble. Watch the video on YouTube.

Read More ↗

2021 Susan McIntosh Lloyd Award: The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music

In August 2021 ACMP honored The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music with its annual Susan McIntosh Lloyd Award for Excellence and Diversity in Chamber Music Education.

Read More ↗

New Adult Amateur Workshop: Winterhaven at Avaloch Farm

I am happy to announce a brand new adult amateur workshop this Winter in New Hampshire:   Winterhaven January 9 – 15, 2022 Avaloch Farm 16 Hardy Lane Boscawen, New Hampshire 03303 With the Bardin-Niskala Duo and guest violinist/violist Emilie-Anne Gendron   Emilie is the first violinist of my own string . . .

Read More ↗


All Articles By