Henry Bischofberger Violins
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Alternative Rock Camp
July 23-27 and August 13-17, 2018
Campers should have at least 1-2 years playing experience. Camps are 9 AM – 3 PM weekdays, for kids 10-17
Summer Sounds 2018
July 30th - August 3, 2018, August 6 - August 1-, 2018
CYSO has perfected the music day camp experience. Musicians of all ages and skill levels who have played their instrument for over 3 years come together to inspire and be inspired by participating in both the full symphonic orchestra and the intimate lively art of chamber music. Instrumental sections are given professional coaching. Each camp week has its own theme that inspires that weeks music and activities.
Vashon Island Cello Camp
August 6-11 2018
We are happy to welcome cellists age 14 years and up who have had at least three years of private lessons. The daily schedule will include private lessons, individual practice, master classes, technique classes and cello ensemble. Evenings will be spent in leisure activities at camp or around the island and attending Vashon Chamber Music's summer concerts. We do have a limit of 12 participants, so please sign up!
Vivace! Chamber Players
August 6-11, 2018
University Prep in the Wedgwood neighborhood of Seattle Opening its doors in 2004, Vivace! began, simply, with a focus in chamber music serving 48 students. Designed to create a rich chamber music experience, Vivace! quickly earned its name by growing in a remarkably vivacious manner, not only in numbers, but in the level of musicianship and skill of our participants, and this, in turn, allowed for the expansion of Vivace's musical offerings.
19th Annual Youth Chamber Music Camp
August 14-19, 2018
Our Camp provides an alternative to music camps focused on large ensembles and orchestral playing. Instead, we offer an intensive five days of chamber music rehearsals in groups of 3 to 5 students working intimately with professional musicians who specialize in chamber music.
2018 Halcyon Chamber Orchestra Summer Festival
August 27-31st 2018
This event is an instructional workshop for intermediate to advanced orchestra featuring Paula Nava, conductor/music director of the Ballard Civic Orchestra. The workshop will run from 9 am to 4 pm with a final concert on the 19th. The program will consist of orchestral works and smaller chamber works. Students may participate in the concerto competition that will be held in July, with the top two finishers having the opportunity to play their solo in the final concert with the orchestra.
Four Seasons, by Emerald City Music
Emerald City Music is South Lake Union’s destination for vogue, eclectic, open-bar classical music shows that features only the best of the best musicians from every corner of the globe. Season 03 kicks off at 415 Westlake with an array of classical duos that explore the depths of our human ability to dream, emote, and find beauty when we gather together.Tunes by Tartini, Wiancko, Bottesini, and Piazzolla’s colorful “Four Seasons in Buenos Aires”.
Icicle Creek Adult Chamber Music Retreat
September 20-23, 2018
The 8th annual Chamber Music Retreat will be held September 20-23, 2018. Camp starts Thursday evening with a reception and socializing, initial rehearsal without coach, followed by informal ad-hoc playing. Intensive coaching begins Friday AM and continues through Sunday morning, culminating in a Participants Performance Sunday afternoon before departure. Saturday evening, the faculty will present a program of music, always a thrilling highlight of the weekend.
Cafe Music, by Emerald City Music
Emerald City Music is South Lake Union’s destination for vogue, eclectic, open-bar classical music shows that features only the best of the best musicians from every corner of the globe. In this unique storytelling performance on October 26th, immerse yourself in the dim light of a warm, intimate café as the colorful tunes of 20th–century French impressionist and American composers sweep you away. Hear tunes by Saint-Saens, Francaix, Poulenc, Milhaud, and Schoenfield.
The Daedalus Quartet
Emerald City Music is South Lake Union’s destination for vogue, eclectic, open-bar classical music shows. On Nov 30th, experience up-close encounter with the Daedalus Quartet, winners of the 2001 Banff International String Quartet Competition and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award. Hear Janácek’s Kreutzer Sonata alongside Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” arranged for String Quartet, alongside monumental tunes by Taneyev and Tchaikovsky.
Reich's Music for 18 Musicians
American composer Steve Reich is hailed for his work as a pioneer of the minimalist music movement. This monumental performance – a single concert-length work – features Reich’s very-rarely staged Music for Eighteen Musicians in a wander-through concert experience. For this momentous occasion, a cast of vocalists, percussionists, pianists, and chamber musicians gather from around the globe in the Pacific Northwest.
The Dreamers Circus at Emerald City Music
One fateful night in 2009, Ale and Rune were standing in the corner of a pub in Copenhagen jamming some folk tunes. Nikolaj just came in, sat at the piano, and began to play along. A decade later, Dreamers’ Circus has toured the world performing at the Sydney Opera House, with the Polish Orchestra Sinfonia, and more. This show marks the group’s first visit to the Pacific Northwest on this inaugural US Tour.
Bach's Complete Cello Suites, at Emerald City Music
The six cello suites of Johann Sebastian Bach are considered the Baroque composer’s most iconic set of chamber music. However, performing them in one marathon session is a bold and challenging feat for any cellist. British cellist Colin Carr returns to the Emerald City Music stages to conclude the season with this marathon full-evening performance of Bach’s complete Cello Suites.