FESTIVAL OF MANDOLIN CHAMBER MUSIC II January 17-19, 2014 Please register by Jan 10.
August Watters is a multi-stylistic, improvising mandolinist, composer/ arranger, and teacher in the Boston area. He has performed with some of the leading figures in today’s revival of this most elegant instrument, and the advancement of its musical traditions. His work as an interpreter, improviser, composer and arranger bridges contemporary classical music, jazz, folk music traditions, and the historical concert mandolin repertoire.
Led by August Watters, a Boston area teacher and composer, this festival is designed for the classical mandolin community and for concertgoers interested in classical chamber music.
Participants will rehearse in preparation for a concert on Sunday, January 19 at 3 pm.. The purpose of the festival is to create learning and performance opportunities for those interested in chamber music
Participants may arrive and register after 4 pm. The program begins with dinner at 6 pm on Friday night and ends with a concert Sunday afternoon.
A great wealth of music exists for mandolin-guitar ensembles. Since most of it has been forgotten or out of the public eye for generations, it's an exciting time to be a mandolinist! FMCM provides an opportunity to explore mandolin ensemble music, from baroque to romantic and contemporary works.
FMCM is open to anyone who plays mandolin, mandola, or guitar, and reads standard notation. Music will be available for advance preparation. Guitar parts will be written in standard classical guitar format, although pick-style guitar may substitute for mandola.
Participants will divide their time, roughly evenly, between ensemble rehearsals and workshops. Chamber ensembles will be assigned according to preference, ability, and interest. A choice of workshops will be available, addressing technique, repertoire, and theory.
The weekend will culminate in a public concert on Sunday, January 19 at 3 pm. August Watters and Emanuele Cappellotto will perform with New England Mandolin Ensemble and Festival participants. Together we'll put together a wide-ranging concert, illustrating the many sounds of the concert mandolin.
The Faculty: August Watters
The total cost for this workshop includes tuition, single, double or triple accommodation for two nights, and all meals for two days. Participants may also commute.
PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Triple room & all meals: $220
- Double room & all meals: $250
- Single room & all meals: $280
- Commuter Lunches & Dinners: $80
Scholarship funds are available. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
composed for mandolin and its related instruments (as well as classical guitar).