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Play with Us!
Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Play with Us!

Dust off your violin, viola, cello, or bass and join the talented Academy Chamber Strings for a morning workshop-reading of string orchestra repertoire. Parts for every level will be available by June 15, 2016.  If you don't play, come observe! 

Free for observers, $10 for players of all ages. Advance registration by participants is required. 

FULL INFORMATION AND MUSIC HERE!

LOCATION CHANGE!  Due to extreme hot temperatures, we are moving this event to SKYLINE PAVILION on the mountain. 

If you are purchasing multiple registrations, you will need to add them to your cart one at a time. There will be a form for you to fill out for each registration.

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Repertoire to be selected from the following (PARTS AVAILABLE AT LINK ABOVE!):

Favorites from 2015: Mozart Divertimento, Mov't 1 - Bartok Rumanian Folk Dances - Mascagni, Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana  PLUS - NEW this year: Leroy Anderson's BLUE TANGO and Aaron Copland's HOE DOWN.  

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Sing with Us! Christmas in July! A Sing-Along of Handel's Messiah
Jul
15
7:30 PM19:30

Sing with Us! Christmas in July! A Sing-Along of Handel's Messiah

Patrons and community members are invited to sing selections of Handel's Messiah with the Festival Orchestra and Academy Vocal Intensive. Artistic Director Erin Freeman will conduct, and Richmond Symphony Chorus members will support all eager vocalists.  

Participation is included in the fee for the concert.  Borrow a score for FREE!

CHRISTMAS PORTION (Part 1) plus HALLELUJAH CHORUS.

Dunlop Pavilion

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Sing with Us! Optional Messiah Rehearsal
Jul
15
4:00 PM16:00

Sing with Us! Optional Messiah Rehearsal

Patrons and community members are invited to sing selections of Handel's Messiah with the Festival Orchestra and Academy Vocal Intensive.  Artistic Director Erin Freeman will also direct two optional rehearsals, and Richmond Symphony Chorus members will support all eager vocalists.  

Rehearsal is FREE!  $5 to borrow a score to Messiah.

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Sing with Us! Optional Rehearsal
Jul
11
2:00 PM14:00

Sing with Us! Optional Rehearsal

Patrons and community members are invited to sing selections of Handel's Messiah with the Festival Orchestra and Academy Vocal Intensive.  Artistic Director Erin Freeman will also direct two optional rehearsals, and Richmond Symphony Chorus members will support all eager vocalists.  

Rehearsal is FREE!  $5 to borrow a score to Messiah.

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Music Make It Yours! Instrument Petting Zoo
Jul
10
12:00 PM12:00

Music Make It Yours! Instrument Petting Zoo

Test out instruments in the style of an “instrument petting zoo”: draw a bow across a string or blow through a trumpet mouthpiece! This event will provide insight into the inner workings of the Festival music you’ll hear and maybe even spark an interest to start a new instrument adventure of your own.

Free and open to all ages.  Instrument Petting Zoo: Following the Coffee Concert on Sunday, July 10 (Tickets required for the Coffee Concert)

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“Music: Make It Yours!” Explore with Us Seminar IV Honor the History!
Jul
9
9:30 AM09:30

“Music: Make It Yours!” Explore with Us Seminar IV Honor the History!

With Artistic Director Erin Freeman

By patron request, Artistic Director Freeman will lead four classes on the inner workings of music.  Exploration of notes, rhythms, instruments, and a bit of history will enable experiencing Festival performances, masterclasses, and seminars with enhanced musical confidence.

Today we have a crash course in music history - from monks to Mahler.  Find out about the major time periods and how we got from monastery chant to grand opera.

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“Music: Make It Yours!” Explore with Us Seminar III Investigate the Instruments!
Jul
8
9:30 AM09:30

“Music: Make It Yours!” Explore with Us Seminar III Investigate the Instruments!

With Artistic Director Erin Freeman

By patron request, Artistic Director Freeman will lead four classes on the inner workings of music.  Exploration of notes, rhythms, instruments, and a bit of history will enable experiencing Festival performances, masterclasses, and seminars with enhanced musical confidence.

Today, it's all about the instruments: violas, flutes, bassoons, trombones, and more.  Explore what gives the music color and vibrancy, and find out all of the little curiosities - like the fact that when a modern French horn plays a C, it's actually an F!  What?!

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“Music: Make It Yours!” Explore with Us Seminar I Rock the Rhythm!
Jul
6
9:30 AM09:30

“Music: Make It Yours!” Explore with Us Seminar I Rock the Rhythm!

With Artistic Director Erin Freeman

By patron request, Artistic Director Freeman will lead four classes on the inner workings of music.  Exploration of notes, rhythms, instruments, and a bit of history will enable experiencing Festival performances, masterclasses, and seminars with enhanced musical confidence.

Today's class focuses on Rhythm - the bedrock of all music. You'll learn more than just quarter notes and half notes. You'll explore how they fit together to make music the heartbeat of humanity.

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