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Concerto Workshop and Sonatina Celebration

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE!


Updated rehearsal schedule for Saturday and other information:



8:45 am
Nathaniel Zavala, piano

9:00
Michael Schaal, piano

9:15
Vivaldi A Minor Group: Mia Costello, Maranda Kuzemka, Lydia Nolan, Henry O’Boyle, Alessia Castellone violins

9:30
Akash Schmid, piano

9:45

Connor Frank, violin


10:00
Ryan Frank, violin

10:15
Antonio Cerri, violin

10:30
BREAK

10:45
Nadia D’Arrigo, violin

11:00
Samuel Xiao, violin

11:15
Tessa Gumberg, piano

11:30
Bennett Moore, 'cello

11:45
Catch up time (if needed)

12:00 pm
Vikraanth Sinha, piano

12:15
Matthew Rygelski, clarinet

12:30
Chad Slater, violin



The address of Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church is 1146 Greentree Road. Both day's activities occur there.

There will be a sign for Pittsburgh Music Academy at the door where you should enter. You will use the doors that face Greentree Road. There is a small parking lot to the right of these doors and parallel parking to the left.

You should come to watch as many other players as possible. You can learn a lot from observation! If you must arrive during the morning rehearsal, there will not be a greeter to meet you. You should ready yourself to play so when your time comes, you can play immediately as the schedule is very full. If you'd like to warm up, you may use the Chapel (doors to the left of the orchestra and then across the hall). Otherwise, listen to others rehearse and be ready when your time comes.

If you plan to play with music and need a music stand, please bring your own.

The concert on Sunday is at 3:00 p.m. Some students have rehearsal scheduled at 2:00 p.m. All others should arrive at 2:30 p.m. You should dress up! Usually men wear a tux and ladies wear gowns when featured as a soloist with an orchestra. I'm not suggesting you should go shopping tonight, but no jeans, sneakers, or athletic wear.

Since the concert is being professionally videotaped, please refrain from flash photography, the use of tri-pods, and movement about the room during the concert. If you have not already purchased a DVD and would like to, there will be a sign up sheet available for you to add your name on both Saturday and Sunday.

Please remember that this is to be a POSITIVE performing experience. If the conductor feels the student will not have a good performance, he/she may not be invited to perform on Sunday without refund. Every participant every year thus far has always performed, so I don't expect this to be an issue.

Please write back if you have any other questions. Thank you and very much looking forward to the weekend!

Throughout the weekend, Carrie Walsh Erdely and Jack Kurutz will help you with whatever you need.


Sonatina Celebration!

 

The Sonatina Celebration is this weekend! This is your reminder with all the information you need to know to have a fantastic experience!



The address of Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church is 1146 Greentree Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15220.


There will be a sign for Pittsburgh Music Academy at the door where you should enter. You will use the doors that face Greentree Road. There is a small parking lot to the right of these doors and parallel parking to the left.


Your day starts at 2:00 pm and should finish by 4:30 pm on Saturday, January 14, 2017. First you will have rehearsal with the quartet and the concert will begin at 3:30 pm. There is plenty of room for the audience, so bring lots of guests! The quartet has also prepared an exciting piece to dazzle you!


If you plan to play with music, bring it.


You should dress up! Usually men wear a tux and ladies wear gowns when featured as a soloist. I'm not suggesting you should go shopping tonight, but no jeans, sneakers, or athletic wear.


Since the concert is being professionally videotaped, please refrain from flash photography, the use of tri-pods, and movement about the room during the concert. If you have not already purchased a DVD and would like to, there will be a sign up sheet available for you to add your name.


Kiki Barley will help you with whatever you need on Saturday.


Students must remain in the Sanctuary for the entire session unless accompanied by an adult.
 

 

Saturday & Sunday
January 14 and 15th, 2017
at Wallace Memorial
Presbyterian Church in Greentree

 

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS JANUARY 5th

***late registrants accepted only if space remains and with a late fee of $25***


• Division I: Piano Sonatinas
  Sat., Jan. 14,  2:00-4:30 p.m.
  $50 per PMA student, $65 Non PMA student

Each student will have an opportunity to play one movement of a sonatina by Clementi, Kuhlau, Beethoven, Schumann, or Burgmueller with a professional string ensemble.  Pieces from which to choose:

  • Beethoven, Sonatina in F Major - 2 mvts. - Allegro assai or Rondo
  • Beethoven Sonatina in G Major - 2 mvts. - Moderato or Romanza
  • Burgmueller - Arabesque
  • Burgmueller - Ballade
  • Clementi, Op. 36, No. 1 - 3 mvts. - Allegro, Andante, or Vivace
  • Clementi, Op. 36, No. 3 - 1 mvt. - Spiritoso
  • Kuhlau, Op. 55, No. 1 - 2 mvts. - Allegro or Vivace
  • Mozart - Arietta
  • Schumann - The Wild Rider

 

• Division II: Group Strings
  Sat., Jan. 14, Rehearsal (morning; exact schedule TBA based on student availability)
  Sun., Jan. 15, Performance 3:00 p.m.(order of performaers is adjustable)
  $75 per PMA student, $90 Non PMA student

Students will play one of the selected pieces in a group, or with a teacher, accompanied by a professional orchestra. The Saturday rehearsal will be with a string quartet and conductor and the Sunday performance will be with a larger ensemble including winds and brass if the scores calls for those instruments. Choose from the following selections.

  Violins:

  •   Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 3 - Seitz
  •   Concerto No. 5, Mvt. 1 or 3 – Seitz
  •   Concerto in A Minor, any movement – Vivaldi
  •   Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, Mvt. 1 – Bach


  Cellos:

 

  • The Swan - Saint-Saëns
  • Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, Mvt. 1 – Vivaldi
  • Arioso - Bach
  • Concerto - Goltermann 


  Violas:

  •   Concerto in G Major, any mvt. – Telemann
  •   Concerto in G Major for Two Violas, any Mvt. - Telemann

**Students who wish to play Division II pieces as soloists may enter Division III.


• Division III: Soloists with Orchestra
  Sat., Jan. 14, Rehearsal (morning; exact schedule TBA based on student availability)
  Sun., Jan. 15, Performance 3:00

  • $125 per PMA student for Baroque or Classical period (Non PMA student $145)
  • $150 per PMA student for romantic or 20th Century pieces (Non PMA student $170)


  Students who are prepared to perform a movement from a concerto with
  orchestra will have a rehearsal on Saturday and will perform for the public
  on Sunday.* The Saturday rehearsal will be with a string quartet and
  conductor and the Sunday performance will be with a larger ensemble
  including winds and brass if called for by the score. Pieces should be chosen from the standard
  literature, so that orchestral parts are readily available. * We reserve the right to
  ensure that only those students who are well prepared perform on Sunday. The conductor
  will make the final decision. Students who wish to play Division II pieces as soloists may
  enter Division III.

 

Students who would like a private coaching with the conductor can do so for an additional fee of $75.  Coachings can be scheduled on January 7 before 4:30 pm or January 8.

 

Read about Jack Kurutz, our conductor here at his website:  http://www.jackkurutz.com/biography.html

 

 

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