Morning Seminars

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Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Rhythm with Erin Freeman
Jul
8
9:30 AM09:30

Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Rhythm with Erin Freeman

Do want to read music more fluently? Curious about the joys of harmony and melody? Want to know how the Do, Re, Mi’s actually relate to the music we perform at Wintergreen Music? Artistic Director Erin Freeman leads this five-day course in the inner works of the music. If you make all five days, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of music. Can’t come every day? Don’t worry – Each day will tackle a different topic. Musical examples will come from the Wintergreen repertoire, so you’ll be prepared for all of the concerts.

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Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Melody with Erin Freeman
Jul
9
9:30 AM09:30

Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Melody with Erin Freeman

Do want to read music more fluently? Curious about the joys of harmony and melody? Want to know how the Do, Re, Mi’s actually relate to the music we perform at Wintergreen Music? Artistic Director Erin Freeman leads this five-day course in the inner works of the music. If you make all five days, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of music. Can’t come every day? Don’t worry – Each day will tackle a different topic. Musical examples will come from the Wintergreen repertoire, so you’ll be prepared for all of the concerts.

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Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Harmony Pt. 1 with Erin Freeman
Jul
10
9:30 AM09:30

Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Harmony Pt. 1 with Erin Freeman

Do want to read music more fluently? Curious about the joys of harmony and melody? Want to know how the Do, Re, Mi’s actually relate to the music we perform at Wintergreen Music? Artistic Director Erin Freeman leads this five-day course in the inner works of the music. If you make all five days, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of music. Can’t come every day? Don’t worry – Each day will tackle a different topic. Musical examples will come from the Wintergreen repertoire, so you’ll be prepared for all of the concerts.

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Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Harmony Pt. 2 with Erin Freeman
Jul
11
9:30 AM09:30

Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Harmony Pt. 2 with Erin Freeman

Do want to read music more fluently? Curious about the joys of harmony and melody? Want to know how the Do, Re, Mi’s actually relate to the music we perform at Wintergreen Music? Artistic Director Erin Freeman leads this five-day course in the inner works of the music. If you make all five days, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of music. Can’t come every day? Don’t worry – Each day will tackle a different topic. Musical examples will come from the Wintergreen repertoire, so you’ll be prepared for all of the concerts.

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Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Instruments & Expression
Jul
12
9:30 AM09:30

Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Instruments & Expression

Do want to read music more fluently? Curious about the joys of harmony and melody? Want to know how the Do, Re, Mi’s actually relate to the music we perform at Wintergreen Music? Artistic Director Erin Freeman leads this five-day course in the inner works of the music. If you make all five days, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of music. Can’t come every day? Don’t worry – Each day will tackle a different topic. Musical examples will come from the Wintergreen repertoire, so you’ll be prepared for all of the concerts.

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Week 2: Dive in with Michael White
Jul
15
9:30 AM09:30

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White (July 15-19)

Michael White, Juilliard professor and Wintergreen stalwart, returns to the Mountain to guide us through the music with his attention to detail, creative outlook, and dry sense of humor. Topics include: Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Dvořák Piano Quartet, Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune, and Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4.

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Week 2: Dive in with Michael White
Jul
16
9:30 AM09:30

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White (July 15-19)

Michael White, Juilliard professor and Wintergreen stalwart, returns to the Mountain to guide us through the music with his attention to detail, creative outlook, and dry sense of humor. Topics include: Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Dvořák Piano Quartet, Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune, and Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4.

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Week 2: Dive in with Michael White
Jul
17
9:30 AM09:30

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White (July 15-19)

Michael White, Juilliard professor and Wintergreen stalwart, returns to the Mountain to guide us through the music with his attention to detail, creative outlook, and dry sense of humor. Topics include: Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Dvořák Piano Quartet, Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune, and Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4.

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Week 2: Dive in with Michael White
Jul
18
9:30 AM09:30

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White (July 15-19)

Michael White, Juilliard professor and Wintergreen stalwart, returns to the Mountain to guide us through the music with his attention to detail, creative outlook, and dry sense of humor. Topics include: Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Dvořák Piano Quartet, Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune, and Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4.

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Week 2: Dive in with Michael White
Jul
19
9:30 AM09:30

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White (July 15-19)

Michael White, Juilliard professor and Wintergreen stalwart, returns to the Mountain to guide us through the music with his attention to detail, creative outlook, and dry sense of humor. Topics include: Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Dvořák Piano Quartet, Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune, and Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4.

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Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – Timpani & Percussion
Jul
29
9:30 AM09:30

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – Timpani & Percussion

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain (July 29-August 2)

Go behind the scenes of the Wintergreen Music Festival with our Festival Artists and special guests to learn the secrets of the industry.

Timpani & Percussion – All You Ever Needed to Know with Wintergreen Festival Artists – Monday, July 29 (Dunlop Pavilion)

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Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – The String Family
Jul
31
9:30 AM09:30

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – The String Family

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain (July 29-August 2)

Go behind the scenes of the Wintergreen Music Festival with our Festival Artists and special guests to learn the secrets of the industry.

The String Family – More Than Meets The Eye with Wintergreen Festival Artists – Wednesday, July 31

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Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – You Don't Say!
Aug
1
9:30 AM09:30

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – You Don't Say!

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain (July 29-August 2)

Go behind the scenes of the Wintergreen Music Festival with our Festival Artists and special guests to learn the secrets of the industry.

You Don’t Say! The return of our hilarious and informative game-show-inspired morning, featuring Arianna Zukerman, Heather Johnson, and Michael Dean Thursday, August 1

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Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – Neuroenology
Aug
2
9:30 AM09:30

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – Neuroenology

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain (July 29-August 2)

Go behind the scenes of the Wintergreen Music Festival with our Festival Artists and special guests to learn the secrets of the industry.

Neuroenology – Wine & The Brain with with Andrew Hodson, Owner of Veritas Vineyard & Winery Friday, August 2

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Morning Seminar: Virtuosi & Amateurs – The Surprise Connection with Peter Marshall
Aug
3
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Virtuosi & Amateurs – The Surprise Connection with Peter Marshall

Peter Marshall dives into the world of amateur and professional music-making and draws some fascinating conclusions. You’ll find out how amateur musicians – playing and singing for the love of it – have had a great impact on the history of professional music pursuits.

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Morning Seminar: Big Top Art – a VMFA Seminar with Margaret Hancock
Aug
2
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Big Top Art – a VMFA Seminar with Margaret Hancock

From the VMFA website: “The circus is coming to town! Toulouse-Lautrec’s XX, part of the Paul Mellon Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, ignites this visual presentation of art inspired by a trip to the circus. From masterpieces by Pablo Picasso and Georges Seurat to vintage circus posters, no clowning around for this exploration of portraiture, graphic design, and more.”

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Morning Seminar: Robert Shaw – An American Choral Legend with Erin Freeman
Aug
1
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Robert Shaw – An American Choral Legend with Erin Freeman

Robert Shaw was the father of American Choral Music. While studying to become a preacher, he fell in with the Fred Waring Glee Club, trained choruses for live radio broadcast, and became an icon that has inspired singers for more than a generation. Come hear Artistic Director Erin Freeman, who sang with Shaw for several years, talk about the legend that is “Mr. Shaw.”

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Morning Seminar: Wine, Music, and the Brain with Andrew Hodson
Jul
31
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Wine, Music, and the Brain with Andrew Hodson

From the Veritas website: “Andrew didn’t just start at Veritas, he actually started Veritas, planting the vines over 15 years ago with his bare hands. Andrew was born in Bideford, Devon, England and before becoming our chief bottle washer was a skilled Pediatric Neurologist. Andrew always appreciates a good joke.” Come hear him talk about the bridge between neuroscience, wine, and music.

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Morning Seminar: What are They Doing Up There? Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Orchestra Musicians
Jul
30
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: What are They Doing Up There? Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Orchestra Musicians

Does the orchestra really watch the conductor? Why is the timpanist smelling his drums? How long does it take to make an oboe reed? The brainchild of concertmaster, Elisabeth Adkins, this morning seminar is an entertaining exploration of, well, everything you’ve ever wanted to know about what’s actually happening up there on stage.

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Morning Seminar: Pop Art: Blurring Boundaries – a VMFA Seminar with Lulan Yu
Jul
25
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Pop Art: Blurring Boundaries – a VMFA Seminar with Lulan Yu

As we celebrate musical bridges between jazz, pop, rock, and classical, we honor those bridges in the visual arts, too, with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. From the VMFA Website: “Pop Art brought mass culture into museums and galleries in the early 1960s, radically changing the course of art by eliminating the boundary between “high” culture and everyday life. This talk surveys the American Pop Art movement, highlighting artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claus Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, Tom Wesselmann and Marjorie Strider”

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Morning Seminar: Rachel Barton Pine – Mozart's Violin Concertos
Jul
24
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Rachel Barton Pine – Mozart's Violin Concertos

Get ready for the weekend’s performances of Mozart’s Violin Concerto with inside information shared by none other than the world-renowned Rachel Barton Pine. She will talk about the history of the art form, how she writes her own cadenzas, and the bridge between concertos and Mozart’s greatest gift: operas.

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Morning Seminar: You Don't Say?  A Game-Show Inspired Morning with Erin Freeman
Jul
23
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: You Don't Say? A Game-Show Inspired Morning with Erin Freeman

Back by popular request, this “seminar” is a cross between Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me and your favorite Wednesday night trivia – an entertaining way to share some of the secret and scandalous tales of the classical music world. Hosted by Artistic Director Erin Freeman hosts and featuring some of your favorite Wintergreen Festival Artists.

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Morning Seminar: Japanese Folk Textiles: The Spirit of the Mottainai Philosophy with Sayaka Suzuki of the VMFA
Jul
20
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Japanese Folk Textiles: The Spirit of the Mottainai Philosophy with Sayaka Suzuki of the VMFA

Unlike the colorful, silky and floral kimonos, sashiko and boro were worn by the rural poor thus never gained much attention or became fashionable. 

Yet embedded in their creation is the purest form of Japanese aesthetics; humble and unapologetic filled with stories and hope. 

The lecture will begin with brief history of Japan and different types of kimonos worn during each period. 

On the topic of Sashiko and Boro, various textile techniques and processes will be covered and audiences will have the opportunity to handle samples of sashiko, sakiori, indigo dyed fabrics and various types of kimono and obi.  

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Morning Seminar: Japanese Koto – The History, The Sound & The Music with Yoko Reikano Kimura
Jul
19
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Japanese Koto – The History, The Sound & The Music with Yoko Reikano Kimura

Yoko Reikano Kimura, our Koto Soloist for the weekend's MountainTop Masterworks concerts, will introduce the sound, history, and repertoire of this fascinating instrument.  Often referred to as a Japanese dulcimer, this instrument evokes the cultural and musical heritage of Japan, and is a surprisingly exciting partner to a full symphony orchestra.

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Morning Seminar: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" with Michael White
Jul
12
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" with Michael White

Morning Seminar: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" with Michael White

Dive deeply into Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony with Juilliard professor Michael White. Don’t worry if you miss a class in the series – you’ll be able to jump into these fascinating lectures at any time!

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Morning Seminar: Music and Film - the Golden Marriage of Cinema
Jul
28
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Music and Film - the Golden Marriage of Cinema

Our Week 3 Morning Seminars are anchored by two exciting conversations about the true definition of music. “Why is this Art?” and “Why is this Music?” will take a critical look at how we define and interpret modern artistic expression and allow for audience feedback. 

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Morning Seminar: Music and Dance - Lessons from the Pit
Jul
27
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Music and Dance - Lessons from the Pit

Our Week 3 Morning Seminars are anchored by two exciting conversations about the true definition of music. “Why is this Art?” and “Why is this Music?” will take a critical look at how we define and interpret modern artistic expression and allow for audience feedback. 

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Morning Seminar: Why is this Music? with Daron Hagen and Gilda Lyons
Jul
26
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Why is this Music? with Daron Hagen and Gilda Lyons

Our Week 3 Morning Seminars are anchored by two exciting conversations about the true definition of music. “Why is this Art?” and “Why is this Music?” will take a critical look at how we define and interpret modern artistic expression and allow for audience feedback. 

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Morning Seminar: Why is this Art? with Emily Smith of the VMFA
Jul
25
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Why is this Art? with Emily Smith of the VMFA

From the VMFA website: "Looking at modern art can often be challenging. It always raises questions, even amongst the most knowledgeable viewers: What is an abstract painting 'of'? How do you determine if something is 'good'? A close look at the history of modern art, dating from roughly 1870 through 1950, demonstrates that the changes that occurred, chiefly that art became more abstract, were not arbitrary but rather developed along deliberate paths."

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Morning Seminar: You Don't Say! A Game-Show-Inspired morning
Jul
24
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: You Don't Say! A Game-Show-Inspired morning

Our Week 3 Morning Seminars are anchored by two exciting conversations about the true definition of music. “Why is this Art?” and “Why is this Music?” will take a critical look at how we define and interpret modern artistic expression and allow for audience feedback. 

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