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Study with Tim Pitts at the Montecito Summer Music Festival

Cool info just sent out from the International Society of Bassists. For more information go to www.isbworldoffice.com/contact_us/advertising.html.

The Montecito Summer Music Festival, July 15 – August 3, 2013, is open to outstanding string, clarinet, flute, and piano students, ages 13 and up (with possible exceptions for highly gifted students). Participants will experience three weeks of intensive focus on technique and musicianship. Each student will receive two one-hour private lessons and two coached chamber music sessions per week. Selected students will also participate in master classes, studio classes, recitals, concertos with chamber orchestra, and chamber ensembles with our esteemed faculty. World-class pianists will accompany master classes, lessons and student concerts.

Our mission combines mentoring a new generation of musicians with honoring great masters who have inspired us. We pay homage to today’s masters every summer, inviting magnificent musicians from around the globe. This year, we will have world-renowned artists Shmuel Ashkenasi, Roberto Diaz, Lynn Harrell, John Perry, and Alice Schoenfeld joining us in our sixth season. These special guest artists bestow their venerable talents on festival students in several master classes as well as private instruction.

On our faculty is also Tim Pitts, double bass professor from Rice University. He has distinguished himself as one of the most versatile double bassists of his generation. As a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, he has been heard in many of the world’s greatest concert halls.

Full-scholarship Westmont Fellowships will be offered, two each for violin, viola, cello and piano, along with one full scholarship for bass. Junior Fellowships will also be awarded, providing a $1,000 scholarship to a Junior or High School student in each instrument group. Additionally, Junior Fellowship students will perform in a special Junior Fellowship Concert. Scholarship application deadline is March 1st.

Go to www.MontecitoMusicFestival.com for more information.

Best of the GambaCast Podcast – Francesco Rognoni (fl. 1600s) – Viola Bastarda Diminutions on Susanne ung jour (after Orlando di Lassus)

The GambaCast – Francesco Rognoni (fl. 1600s) – Viola Bastarda Diminutions on Susanne ung jour (after Orlando di Lassus)

From Selva di Varie passaggi second l’uso modern (Milan, 1620) with accompaniment arranged for viol consort by Phillip W. Serna.

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Based in the Chicago area, Dr. Phillip Serna’s award-winning outreach program Viols in Our Schools works to bring the early western string instrument family known as the viola da gamba into many area schools – demonstrating solo literature from the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical periods for treble viol, tenor viol, bass viol & violone. Please help us make viols accessible to both young and old.

Viols in Our Schools & the GambaCast Copyright © 2012 Dr. Phillip W. Serna. For more information, visit http://www.thegambacast.org/ & http://www.violsinourschools.org/.

 

Best of the GambaCast Podcast – New Comma Baroque – Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764) Sonata Op.2, No.3 in C-Major from Second Livre de Sonates pour le Violon et pour le Flute Traversiere avec le Basse Continuo (1730)

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764) Sonata Op.2, No.3 in C-Major from Second Livre de Sonates pour le Violon et pour le Flute Traversiere avec le Basse Continuo (1730)

Adagio
Allegro
Adagio
Giga [Allegro ma poco]

New Comma Baroque – Matthew C. Cataldi, Baroque violin, Phillip W. Serna, viola da gamba & Emily J. Morlan, historical keyboards

Hear New Comma Baroque in their Fall 2012 program Tous les Matins du Monde “All the Mornings of the World” – Music of the French Baroque by Chambonnières, Couperin, Leclair & Marais September 8th, 10th & 16th with details at http://www.newcommabaroque.org/concerts.

To find out more about about the New Comma Baroque, please visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NewCommaBaroque, on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/NewCommaBaroque & on their site at http://www.newcommabaroque.org/. This content appears here on the GambaCast by permission. All video content © 2012 New Comma Baroque.

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Based in the Chicago area, Dr. Phillip Serna’s award-winning outreach program Viols in Our Schools works to bring the early western string instrument family known as the viola da gamba into many area schools – demonstrating solo literature from the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical periods for treble viol, tenor viol, bass viol & violone. Please help us make viols accessible to both young and old.

Viols in Our Schools & the GambaCast Copyright © 2012 Dr. Phillip W. Serna. For more information, visit http://www.thegambacast.org/ & http://www.violsinourschools.org/.

Best of the GambaCast Podcast – New Comma Baroque – Marin Marais (1656-1728) – Pièces a Une Viole du Premier Livre (1686)

Marin Marais (1656-1728) - Pièces a Une Viole du Premier Livre (1686)

Prelude
Fantaisie
Allemande – Double
Courante – Double
Sarabande
Gigue – Double

New Comma Baroque – Phillip W. Serna, viola da gamba & Emily J. Morlan, historical keyboards

Hear New Comma Baroque in their Fall 2012 program Tous les Matins du Monde “All the Mornings of the World” – Music of the French Baroque by Chambonnières, Couperin, Leclair & Marais September 8th, 10th & 16th with details at http://www.newcommabaroque.org/concerts.

To find out more about about the New Comma Baroque, please visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NewCommaBaroque, on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/NewCommaBaroque & on their site at http://www.newcommabaroque.org/. This content appears here on the GambaCast by permission. All video content © 2012 New Comma Baroque.

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Based in the Chicago area, Dr. Phillip Serna’s award-winning outreach program Viols in Our Schools works to bring the early western string instrument family known as the viola da gamba into many area schools – demonstrating solo literature from the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical periods for treble viol, tenor viol, bass viol & violone. Please help us make viols accessible to both young and old.

Viols in Our Schools & the GambaCast Copyright © 2012 Dr. Phillip W. Serna. For more information, visit http://www.thegambacast.org/ & http://www.violsinourschools.org/.