The RSSC Galleries and the LYCO Bandcamp Page contain half a day of music. Have you ever wanted to play along with one of them? For just a few pieces, we have synchronised the notation with the concert recording, so you can do just that.
Or if you have ever just wanted to listen to a string orchestra while following all the parts in the conductor’s score, this is also the right place for that…
Of these three movements, we recommend starting with the 6th (the easiest) and ending with the 4th (the hardest). Ironically, out of these only the 5th movement has concertino parts, normally a distinguishing feature of a concerto grosso.
It is with great sadness that we have made the decision to cancel the Residential Summer String Camp this year. Omicron is spreading wider and faster than we could ever have imagined and we are no longer able to provide a safe and viable Camp.
Playing the violin is a wonderful thing to do, but imagine how awesome it would be to be able to also play its neglected but sonorous sister, the viola. I have given two violas to RSSC, and plan to run an elective each camp for violinists to experience the joy, learn the clef and explore the differences.
Being able to play both instruments will ensure you are constantly in demand for orchestras and chamber groups. Your musical life will be enriched beyond belief by experiencing music from the middle of the sound and discovering the genius of composers who created magic with their writing for inner voices.
Have I persuaded you?
You can come along for the week to try it out for yourself as an elective, or if you really want to give it a red-hot go you can join one of the orchestras as a violist—I’ll make sure to start you off on the first day with enough knowledge to get you through your first rehearsal.
There will be a space on the application form for you to sign up.