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Chamber Groups, String Orchestra, and Camaraderie for Adults
June 19–22, 2014
Supplement Your Community Orchestra Experience on the Idyllic Eureka College Campus
Be a part of a three-day festival of string-playing and musical fellowship on the charming campus of Eureka College. Rehearse and perform chamber music and string orchestra repertoire. The program is designed with community orchestra string musicians in mind.
Maestro David Commanday directs the program and the orchestra, joined by a faculty of Heartland Festival Orchestra’s principals, who will coach and play side-by-side in the orchestra for the final performance.
Sessions on playing healthy and on instrument care & acquisition will be presented by guest professionals. Private lessons may be arranged during the festival by appointment and a separate fee.
David Commanday, Director–Conductor — Artist in Residence of Eureka College and Artistic Director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra. Maestro Commanday has a distinguished career performing with both professional and student orchestras. Named Illinois Professional Conductor of the Year 2011, he is also Conductor of the Young People’s Symphonic Orchestra of Webster University’s Community Music School in St. Louis.
José Valencia, Violin — Principal 2nd Violin of the Heartland Festival Orchestra and Founding Music Director of the cutting-edge Indianapolis Orkestra Projekt.
Diane Wuthrich, Principal Viola of the HFO, an active teacher, orchestral player and chamber musician in Central Illinois.
Barbara Hedlund, Cello — Principal Cello of the HFO, Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Danville Symphony, Prairie Ensemble Chamber Orchestra, and Sugar Creek Symphony & Song Festival.
3-Day Residency: $475 (Includes 3 meals, snacks, Ivy Hall residence dorms)
All-Day Only: (9am–8:30pm) $350 (Includes lunch, dinner, snacks)
Typical Daily Schedule
9:00 String Orchestra Rehearsal
10:30 Chamber Music Coaching
1:00 String Orchestra Rehearsal
2:30 Chamber Music Rehearsal
3:30 Break, Options/Free Time, Snack
6:30 Chamber Music Rehearse/Coach
8:30 Free Time / Movie / Practice
- Complete the pre-registration
- Pre-registration submission is reviewed for approval
- Access to continue the enrollment process will be sent upon approval