Description:

STRING DAY is a day devoted to string playing. 

  • The day begins at 9am and ends at 3pm with raffle prizes.
  • For Senior (Opus 2) & Intermediate (Opus 3) Participants, it includes a choice mini-lectures by string faculty Elizabeth Chang (VIOLIN), Kathryn Lockwood (VIOLA), Astrid Schween (CELLO) and Salvatore Macchia (BASS), a panel of current UMass Students. 
  • For Senior (Opus 2), a chamber music reading session (for example, Mozart/Haydn/Mendelssohn) and a rehearsal with current UMass students resulting in a performance of a piece TBD. 
  • For Intermediate (Opus 3)and Junior Participants (Opus 4): sectionals, rehearsals and a performance of repertoire TBD.
  • Current UMass students are heavily involved in STRING DAY and they will be sitting alongside each STRING DAY participant in chamber music readings, Opus 2, and leading the sectionals and sitting with participants in Opus 3 and Opus 4. 
  • After lunch, the concert begins. All participants will be involved as well as a special performance by UMass' "Opus One".
  • Parents are welcome to attend the1.30pm free performance.

 

Schedule:

9am Registration in Room 149 (Fine Arts Center Music Wing)

Senior Participants, Teachers and Parents:

9:30-10:45 Your choice of Mini-Lectures by String Faculty & Students on Various Topics; for eg. career choices/planning and practice/audition preparation, life at UMass.
10.50-11:35 Chamber Music Reading session 1 (Quartets, Quintets, Octets)
11:45-12:30 Opus Two Rehearsal in room 44

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Intermediate Participants (Opus 3):

9:30-10:45 Your choice of Mini-Lectures by String Faculty & Students on Various Topics; for eg. career choices/planning and practice/audition preparation, life at UMass.

10.45-12.30: Orchestra rehearsal

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Junior Participants (Opus 4):

9.30-10.45  String Sectionals

10.45-12.30: Orchestra rehearsal

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Schedule for all for rest of the day:

        12.30pm: Lunch in Room 149 and meet sponsors

1-1.30 Sponsor Presentations
1.30-3pm Concert in Bezanson Recital Hall

Opus 4 - tbd

Opus 3 - tbd

Opus 2 - tbd

Opus 1 - tbd

3pm: Farewells and Raffle Prizes are drawn