Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion Program

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Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion Program in Italy

  • The Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion program is extensive, intensive. and unique. It is designed to boost students to the next level of playing. The unique aspect of the winds and brass program is that students have the opportunity to explore repertoire that they do not usually get to study at home. Some players may have ensembles with all woodwinds or all brass, and others will play in mixed chamber music groups. A few examples of past repertoire is the Saint-Saens Septet, Op.65 for trumpet, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, and piano; the Beethoven trios for flute, bassoon, and piano; Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano; the Mozart oboe quartets for oboe, violin, viola, cello; and Eliot Carter's Canonic Suite for four clarinets. The beauty of their surroundings and cultural experience is ideal for artistic growth.

  • The orchestra rehearses for the duration of the festival, culminating in the final orchestra concert at the Basilica di San Pietro, built in the Roman times. Orchestra assignments will be given at the festival. This year in Session I, Outstanding Guest Artist, violinist and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky, cellist Misha Quint, and pianist Saleem Ashkar, will take to the stage on July 13th to perform Beethoven's Triple Concerto with the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra.

    We're excited to announce that Conductor Christian Vasquez will be joining us for Session II. More info »

    InterHarmony Festival Orchestra Program Session I:

    Program
    Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano, and Orchestra
    Soloists: Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
    Misha Quint, cello
    Saleem Ashkar, piano
    Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B-Flat Major, Op.60 Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

    InterHarmony Festival Orchestra Program Session II:

    Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
    Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major, Hob.VIIb:1
    Misha Quint, cello
    Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.36
    Christian Vasquez, conductor
    Program Subject to Change.

  • This are last summer's guest artist info. Please stay tuned for the 2020 OGAS announcement!
    Dmitry Sitkovetsky conductor
    The participation of Maestro Dmitry Sitkovetsky as the violin soloist in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with cellist Misha Quint and pianist Saleem Ashkar, and conducting the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra will be a memorable event of the intensive festival summer. His enviable career as a violin soloist is documented in several dozen recordings of all major violin concertos.

    Sitkovetsky is the Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina and has performed and conducted with the greatest orchestras of the world. He recently collaborated with the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, Moscow Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, and China Philharmonic. Having such a versatile artist at IIMF, who in addition to performing and conducting, will be giving a violin master class, brings a unique opportunity for the participants to achieve their musical and technical goals.
    Program
    Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano, and Orchestra
    Soloists: Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
    Misha Quint, cello
    Saleem Ashkar, piano
    Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B-Flat Major, Op.60 More info »

  • Christian Vasquez Conductor
    After his dazzling success at InterHarmony last year, the grand finale of the Italian portion of InterHarmony will be conducted under baton of Christian Vasquez. It will be a highlight of the festival and create an atmosphere of playing in a real professional orchestra for the participants. Principal Conductor of Norway’s Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, the rising star Maestro Christian Vásquez represents a new generation of conductors, becoming one of the most in demand in recent years. Graduate of the famous Sistema in his native Venezuela, he is busy with engagements leading world orchestras like: Vienna Radio Symphony, Camerata Salzburg, State Symphony of Russia, Tokyo Philharmonic, Berlin Konzerthausorchester, Prague Radio Symphony, and Singapore Symphony. In North America, he has conducted the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa) and Los Angeles Philharmonic. For students it is an opportunity to experience the working environment of professional musicians in leading orchestras. Working with Maestro Vasquez will definitely be something very important for participants’ resumes. Vasquez will also be conducting at InterHarmony in Germany this August.
    More info »

    Program:
    Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
    Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major, Hob.VIIb:1
    Misha Quint, cello
    Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.36

  • Each student receives two private lessons per week with an internationally-renowned artist faculty member.

  • All participants are preselected into chamber groups and assigned to partners and repertoire choices according to level, matched well in advance. Instrumentalists receive two fourty-five minute chamber coachings per week with an artist faculty member with their chamber group(s).

  • Students have the opportunity to sign up to perform either as a soloist or with their chamber group in the performance master classes nearly every day of the festival. Master classes are open to all participants of the festival. Many of these Master Classes focus on specific composers or repertoire. More info - List of Master Classes »

  • Each year, many of the artist faculty give Master Classes on subjects of their choice. The subjects of these Master Classes vary. In the past we have had lectures on Integrating the Musical and the Technical, Projection in Performance, Stage Presence, Jazz Improvisation, Orchestral Repertoire, Eurythmics, Yoga for String Players, and Alexander Technique. More info - List of Master Classes »

  • Instrumentalists will have ample practice time each day.

  • With concerts almost every night, students are exposed to a high level both from artist faculty and their colleagues as they watch each concert. Students will have an opportunity to perform. Performance is based on approval on preparedness.

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Italy Orchestra Concert Program Announced
Beethoven Triple Concerto
This year in Session I, Outstanding Guest Artist, violinist and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky, cellist Misha Quint, and pianist Saleem Ashkar, will take to the stage on July 13th to perform Beethoven's Triple Concerto with the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra.

We're excited to announce that Conductor Christian Vasquez will be joining us for Session II. More info »

InterHarmony Festival Orchestra Program Session I:

Program
Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano, and Orchestra
Soloists: Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Misha Quint, cello
Saleem Ashkar, piano
Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B-Flat Major, Op.60 Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

InterHarmony Festival Orchestra Program Session II:
Christian Vasquez

Program
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major, Hob.VIIb:1
Misha Quint, cello
Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.36
Christian Vasquez, conductor
Program Subject to Change.

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