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August 12, 2015 at 10:30am to August 14, 2015 at 3:30pm
A string camp for adults, including violin, viola, cello, & bass. Scor! offers chamber music, orchestra, technique sessions, & specialized instruction with accomplished faculty. There are multiple tracks to fit various playing levels.See More
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At the Point: InterHarmony Features Cellist Misha Quint with Virtuosic Concert Pieces at Weill at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

February 6, 2015 from 8pm to 10pm
New York, NY (InterHarmony International Music Festival) 6, February 2015 –The InterHarmony International Music Festival presents the second in a series of three concerts on February 6, 2015 at 8 p.m. at the Weill Recital Hall. The program, featuring cellist Misha Quint, founder of IIMF, will consist of works created by and for the greatest cellists of the 19th and 20th centuries, from Klengel and Hausmann to Piatigorsky and Rostropovich, with pianist Inesa Synkevich. The IIMF's 2014-15 Series…See More
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Sharon Bigelow replied to Kristopher Trevino's discussion Honer
"I purchased a violin from a young man who just came back from Iraq. It was my first and he gave me a good deal. It was a Honer with the same model # MV1413 4/4. When I tried to find out more information about Honer violins, I couldn't find…"
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At the Point: InterHarmony Features Cellist Misha Quint with Virtuosic Concert Pieces at Weill at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

February 6, 2015 from 8pm to 10pm
New York, NY (InterHarmony International Music Festival) 6, February 2015 –The InterHarmony International Music Festival presents the second in a series of three concerts on February 6, 2015 at 8 p.m. at the Weill Recital Hall. The program, featuring cellist Misha Quint, founder of IIMF, will consist of works created by and for the greatest cellists of the 19th and 20th centuries, from Klengel and Hausmann to Piatigorsky and Rostropovich, with pianist Inesa Synkevich. The IIMF's 2014-15 Series…See More
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Calidore Quartet Launches New CD at Colburn School

Dateline: Thayer Hall, Colburn School, Los Angeles, Saturday evening, January 17, 2015To celebrate the launch of their first CD, the Calidore Quartet (violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry, cellist Estelle Choi) returned to the Colburn School in Los Angeles where it all started in 2010.  Named after the state in which they were  formed and its shining promises of gold, the three Americans and one Canadian played an invitational mini concert at intimate Thayer Hall to…See More
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Chesapeake Scor! Camp at Bel Air, MD

July 30, 2015 at 10:30am to August 1, 2015 at 3:30pm
A string camp for adults, including violin, viola, cello, & bass. Scor! offers chamber music, orchestra, technique sessions, & specialized instruction with accomplished faculty. There are multiple tracks to fit various playing levels.See More
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Frederick The Great Takes Center Stage at the Great Montréal Bach Festival 2014

Dateline: Bourgie Hall, Montréal, Thursday night, November 27, 2014

In 1747 Frederick the Great, the greatest ruler of his age, sent Johann Sebastian Bach, the greatest composer of his age, a dour, nine-bar theme of his own devising to improvise…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on January 1, 2015 at 6:18pm

Andrew Wan Plays and Records Saint-Saëns's Three Violin Concertos With the OSM in Montréal

Dateline: Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Wednesday night and Thursday morning, November 26 and 27, 2014

Over the course of four live concerts at the end of November, in the shining new Maison Symphonique at the Place des Arts, Andrew Wan, the Orchestre Symphonie de Montréal (OSM) of which he is…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on December 29, 2014 at 8:11am

Download This Jazzy Holiday Version of 'Greensleeves'

“Greensleeves” is a traditional English song, its lyrics giving voice to a disappointed lover. Rumor has pinned its composition to a lovelorn Henry VIII, discouraged by his initial rejection by Anne Boleyn, but “Greensleeves” is more likely an Elizabethan tune. It is believed to have been first published in 1580 under the title “A New Northern Dittye of the Lady Greene Sleeves,” and is referenced in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, first published around 1602, but probably…

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Posted by Greg Cahill on December 19, 2014 at 4:50pm

Lara St. John's Letter from Turin—the Odd One Out

From our friend the violinist Lara St. John:

A few days before appearing with the Rai Orchestra, with Steven Mercurio conducting John Corigliano’s Red Violin Concerto, I started to realize I was in one of those puzzles where One of These Things Does Not Fit. It was the first homecoming of my 1779 Guadagnini in over 150 years, playing a concerto by an Italian-American dedicated to his Calabrese father on that father’s bow, with an Italian-American conductor doing an…

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Posted by Greg Cahill on December 3, 2014 at 10:30am

Spruce tone wood harvested ca. 1800

Lovely material in the workshop. I am just starting to cut into it, and this spruce, which is used for the tops of instruments, has a golden brown patina all the way through it. Normally, wood is aged by the tone wood seller for a number of years, and some sellers bake the wood in the sun, giving then of…

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Posted by Nate Tabor on October 10, 2014 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Day Five Part One at the Fifth International Chamber Music Festival of Kaposvár: The Arrival of Kirill Gerstein

Dateline: Hall of Art and Culture, Kaposvár, Hungary, Sunday August 17, noon, 2014

August 17 was once again a provocative day at the Fifth International Chamber Music Festival of Kaposvár, a festival without any recognized limits of where the musicians are allowed take the music they play

Each night and each morning, the venues were packed with kids, music students…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on August 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

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