Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion Program

  • trumpet summer program
  • trumpet summer program
  • French horns
  • mixed chamber
  • mixed chamber
  • flutist interharmony
  • trumpet summer program
  • mixed chamber
  • clarinet summer program
  • flute summer program
  • bassoon students
  • clarinet students

Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion Program in Italy

  • The Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion program is extensive, intensive. and unique, with the idea of an immersive musical environment allowing for optimal focus on artistic and technical development, studying with an internationally-recognized Artist faculty, a the same time meeting musical colleagues from around the globe. 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.

  • With concerts almost every night, students will have an opportunity to perform and experience a high-level concerts from both from artist faculty and their colleagues.

    What's new? After Concert Meet-and-Greets After concerts, there will be meet-and-greets for the Artist Faculty and audience members to have a chance to meet students and talk about the music! Students are encouraged to be prepared to talk about the history and composer of the piece they performed.

    • After Concerts

      After Concert Meet-and-Greets

      After Concert Meet-and-Greets

    • Italian Film

      InterHarmony Concert Schedule Italy

      InterHarmony Concert Schedule Italy

  • Excursions: Continuing its commitment to cross-cultural collaboration, students at InterHarmony will get to experience Italy with two excursions: one to the Italian Riviera, exploring towns from Savona to Finale Ligure, and another to Turin.

    Pizza-Making with Pizzeria Royale Students will also have the opportunity to attend a pizza-making seminar lead by Pizzeria Royale and Claudio Bianchini, to see how the real experts on Italian cooking make pizza. Another exciting event will be at least one Italian film night, focusing on the genre of Italian neorealism and direction. The film night will take place outside in the Piazza of Hotel La Meridiana.

    • Pizzeria Royal

      Claudio Bianchini
      Pizzeria Royal
      Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy

      Pizzeria Royale

    • Italian Film

      Italian Film Night
      Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy

      Italian Film - Neorealism

  • Oliver Weder, conductor
    Participation of leading German conductor Oliver Weder at InterHarmony Session II In-Person Italy will add an intensive grand finale to the 2021 edition of InterHarmony. Maestro Weder, who will conduct the final concert of the summer on July 30, has an extensive experience conducting the best European orchestras. He will give students a taste of detailed orchestral work in a real professional setting so famous to Germany.

    Maestro Weder has been the Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Thueringen Symphony Orchestra and at the opera in Ruolstadt, Germany. During his tenure at the helm of this long-established ensemble (founded in 1635), the Symphony performs more than 100 concerts and music-theatre performances per season.

    As an internationally demanded guest-conductor, Oliver Weder has worked with over 40 orchestras and opera-theatres in Germany and abroad, including the Hamurg Symphony Orchestra, the German National Theatre Weimar, the San José Chamber Orchestra (USA), the Slovenian Philharmonic Lubljana, the Mainz State Theatre and the Southwest German Philharmonic Orchestra Konstanz. Additional guest appearances with the Rheinsberg Chamber Opera Festival, the Ludwigsburg Court-Festval, the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra and the Wuerttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn have been met with critical acclaim.

    Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
    Haydn: Cello Concerto No.2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb/Op.101
    Soloist: Misha Quint, cello
    Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A Major, Op.92
    Oliver Weder, conductor
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    InterHarmony Festival Orchestra Program TBA

    Haydn: Cello Concerto No.2 in D Major
    Soloist: Misha Quint, cello
    Oliver Weder, conductor
    Subject to change

  • Gili Schwarzman, flute

    Gili Schwarzman, flute
    After the very successful development of InterHarmony’s woodwind program, flutist Gili Schwarzman will be the first woodwind edition to the Outstanding Guest Artist Serious. Schwarzman with perform the Dvorak Terzetto with Guy Braunstein (violin) and Misha Quint (cello) on August 11 and give a Flute Master Class.

    Gili Schwarzman has performed around the globe as a soloist with orchestras such as the Jerusalem Symphony, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the Berliner Camerata, the Valencia Symphony, the Potsdam Chamber Orchestra, The Hulencourt Soloists in Brussles, North Netherlands Orchestra, Trier Philharmonic and Sofia Philharmonic among many others. Apart from touring as a soloist Gili Schwarzman is also an avid chamber musician.

    Subject to change
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  • Each student receives two private lessons per week with an internationally-renowned artist faculty member, allowing for optimal focus on artistic and technical development with practice time between lessons.

  • 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). Chamber groups may also sign up to play in performance master classes.

  • 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.

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