Posts Tagged 'chamber music'

Ludewig-Verdehr brings out the most in versatile, unruly clarinet

Ludewig-Verdehr brings out the most in versatile, unruly clarinet

Wild and unbridled, the clarinet is an instrument not easily controlled by its master.

But Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr will show the ways to reining in the unruly woodwind as she prepares students for chamber music recitals. She will also hold a clarinet master class from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today in McKnight Hall.

“She has an incredible passion for the clarinet,” said Richard Sherman, wind and brass chair.

In School of Music first, chamber music enters second phase

In School of Music first, chamber music enters second phase

Entering the 2012 chamber music recital series’ second phase, Oliver Dow, School of Music managing director, looks to do something that has not been done during his 17 years at Chautauqua.

The experimental second phase, which starts with a doubleheader from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Fletcher Music Hall, and 4 to 5:30 p.m. in McKnight Hall, lasts for eight days.

In previous years, the School of Music’s seven-week season was broken down to four weeks of the Music School Festival Orchestra, two chamber music weeks, and one orchestral week. Now, MSFO goes for four weeks, eight days for chamber music, and two orchestral weeks.