PHOTOS FROM

CHAMBER MUSIC WEEKEND 2018

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 Anton Arensky's Piano Trio, op 32.

CMW's chamber music library of nearly 1200 volumes provides a rich repertoire for participants to choose from. Here we see a portion of it from the balcony above.

INFORMAL CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS

Thursday evening's concert opened with a performance of Brahms "Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, op 8: allegro con brio."

On the same concert this group performed a string quartet by a young composer, one of the CMW participants, Alex Bolton.

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 "Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis" by Ralph Vaughn Williams.

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.

The enjoyment of reading great music together.

FINAL CONCERT

The Final Concert included an intense performance of the Shostakovich "String Quartet No. 8, 2nd movement."

CHAMBER GROUPS MAKING EXQUISITE MUSIC

Another treat on the Final Concert was a "Movement" by Georg Philipp Teleman including harpsichord and viola da gamba.

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"

 

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

      FOR STUDENTS: At First Sight JUNE 24-27, 2019 • 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 18-21, 2018 •

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 18-21, 2018 •

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 18-21, 2018

A Christ-centered, chamber music,

sight-reading workshop for youth