PHOTOS FROM

CHAMBER MUSIC WEEKEND 2021

CHAMBER GROUP SESSIONS

Experience the joy of playing great music in a friendly, supportive setting.

Playing great music together can lead to great friendships.

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.

CHAMBER MUSIC LIBRARY

CMW has an extensive chamber music library.  This means that chamber groups may choose to play well-known pieces, or to get acquainted with fine works by lesser-known composers.  This group is playing a piano quintet by Vietslav Novak (1870-1949)

CMW's chamber music library of more than 1300 volumes provides a rich repertoire for participants to choose from. Here we see just a portion of it.

INFORMAL CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS

Thursday evening's concert included  a group playing an arrangement for strings of "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin.

Also on that program was the "Allegro moderato from Piano Quartet No. 1" by Robert Fuchs

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 Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky by Anton Arensky

CANDLELIGHT DINNER

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

Chamber groups provide dinner music for the Candlelight Dinner.

HYMN SING

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.

CHURCH SERVICE

CMW Chamber Orchestra providing service music for the Collegedale Adventist Church.

CHAMBER 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, by Tchaikovsky, or by Dag Wiren, among others.

FINAL CONCERT

The Final Concert included a performance of the Canon and Fugue from Bach's Sonata in C major

CHAMBER GROUPS MAKING EXQUISITE MUSIC

Another treat on the final concert was the Danish folk song Shine You No More arranged by the Danish String Quartet, which included remarkable 'fiddlin' skills on the part of the first violin.

MENDELSSOHN OCTET

CMW closes officially on Saturday night, following the final concert, with all participants invited to come onto the stage to play Mendelssohn's Octet in E flat major.  With players arranged in a large circle, the intensity of the 'surround sound' makes this a powerful and thrilling experience.

Mendelssohn himself arranged his Octet in E flat major for piano four-hands.  This year four pianists at two pianos joined the playing.

"MAKING MUSIC FOR THE LOVE OF IT"

Chamber Music Weekend participants and observers enjoying "Mendelssohn's Octet" June 19, 2021

 

CONTACTCHAMBER MUSIC WEEKEND  • P. O. Box 498, Collegedale, TN 37315 • Phone: 970-324-0837 • EMAIL US

      FOR STUDENTS: At First Sight JUNE 20-23, 2022 • A Christ-centered, chamber music, sight-reading workshop for youth

 

CONTACT: CHAMBER MUSIC WEEKEND P. O. Box 498, Collegedale, TN 37315 • Phone: 970-324-0837 • EMAIL US

    FOR STUDENTS: At First Sight JUNE 20-13, 2022 •

A Christ-centered, chamber music, sight-reading workshop for youth

CMW Chamber Orchestra providing service music for the Collegedale Church

 

  CONTACT: CHAMBER MUSIC WEEKEND

P. O. Box 498, Collegedale, TN 37315 • Phone: 970-324-0837 • EMAIL US

    FOR STUDENTS: At First Sight • JUNE 20-23, 2022

A Christ-centered, chamber music,

sight-reading workshop for youth

 

 

 

 

Contact: CHAMBER MUSIC WEEKEND • P. O. Box 498, Collegedale, TN 37315

Phone: 970-324-0837 • EMAIL US

      For Students: At First Sight  JUNE 22-25, 2020 •

A Christ-centered, chamber music, sight-reading workshop for youth