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
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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