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At First Sight
JUNE 19-22, 2017
A Christ-centered, chamber music,
sight-reading workshop
for youth
 
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  PHOTOS FROM CHAMBER MUSIC WEEKEND 2016
 

CHAMBER
GROUP
SESSIONS

 

At Chamber Music Weekend, there is no shortage of players to read larger works such as quintets or sextets, or works which require an excellent pianist.  This group is reading the one of the many two-viola quintets by such composers as Brahms, Dvorak, or Mendelssohn.

 
 
CMW has an extensive music library. This means that chamber groups may choose to play well know pieces, or to get acquainted with fine works by lesser-known composers. This group is playing a Trio Sonata by Marin Marias (1656-1728)
 
 
  Experience the joy of playing great music in a friendly, supportive setting.
 
CHAMBER MUSIC LIBRARY
  CMW's chamber music library of well over 1000 volumes provides a rich repertoire for participants to choose from.
 
 
INFORMAL CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS
 

During "Chamber Conversations 1" on Thursday evening, this group performed "Flute Quartet in D major, K 285: allegro" by W. A. Mozart.

 

CHAMBER GROUPS MAKING
EXQUISITE
MUSIC

  "Piano Quartet, Op. 15: adagio" by Robert Fuchs, a gifted composer of the late Romantic Period. Johannes Brahms thought highly of his work.
 
CHAMBER
ORCHESTRA
  CMW Chamber Orchestra rehearsing in the Collegedale Adventist Church, an acoustically fine place to make great music.
 
  Among other works, the Chamber Orchestra this season performed the world premiere of "Religion is a Glorious Treasure" a new work by composer Ethan McGrath.
 
 
CANDLE-
LIGHT
DINNER
 

Two days of intense music-making and rehearsal are followed by the Friday evening Candlelight Dinner, a time of graceful elegance, fellowship, and peace.

 
 
HYMNSING
  Following the Candlelight Dinner all are invited into the church to spend time simply singing hymns together a capella, voices blending in four-part harmony, singing together for the love of it.  This, for many, is one of the most moving experiences of the weekend.
 
ORCHESTRA
READING
SESSION
  The Saturday afternoon Chamber Orchestra reading session is one of the most rewarding of the weekend. Works range from Bach's Brandenburg Concertos to string serenades by Dvorak, or by Tchaikovsky, or by Dag Wiren, among others.
 
 
FINAL  CONCERT
  Tchaikovsky's "String Quartet No 1 in D: andante cantabile", here performed by a chamber music group on the Saturday evening concert.
 
  This year's final concert closed with the powerful final movement from the Piano Quintet, Op. 1, by Ernst von Dohnanyi.
 
MENDELSSOHN OCTET
CMW closes officially on Saturday night, following the final concert, with all participants invited to come onto the stage to play the Mendelssohn Octet.  With players arranged in a large circle, the intensity of the 'surround sound' makes this a powerful and thrilling experience.
 

"MAKING

MUSIC

FOR THE

LOVE

OF IT"

   
   
   
 
 
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