undefinedTedesca String Orchestra

A string orchestra 'course -within a course' (see below) - with the various sections led by members of the Tedesca Quartet.


Fee: £87 (25% off for under 27s) Code: 23/102

Booking for Members opens at 11am on Monday 12 December 2022

Non-Member and online booking opens at 11am on Monday 9 January 2023.

For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking, see here

What is the course about?

Tchaikovsky Serenade Day is an opportunity for those who are not able to attend the full String Orchestra course to join the orchestra for the day to rehearse and perform Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings Op 48. Please note that this day course will run from 10am to 5pm.

In previous years on this one-day course we have tackled Vaughan Williams’ Tallis Fantasia, Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro, Mahler’s Adagietto, Britten’s 'Les Illuminations' and, last year, Strauss' Metamorphosen.  The whole day has always proved to be tremendously stimulating and the final play-through deeply rewarding and the Tchaikovsky Serenade Day will no doubt be equally enjoyable. Don’t miss the chance to rehearse and perform this masterpiece!

Nic Fallowfield will lead and direct the orchestra, with his colleagues from the Tedesca Quartet - Clare Bhabra, Richard Muncey and Jenny Curtis - leading the other sections. With professional players at the front of each section there is always plenty of support so even if you think you can’t manage all of the notes come along anyway and relish taking part in such glorious music. (And in any case, players usually leave Tedesca courses feeling that they’ve done far better than they ever thought possible!)

Tutor website: www.tedesca.co.uk

What will we cover?

The whole day will be devoted to Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings.

What will we accomplish? By the end of this course you will be able to…

By the end of the course you will feel that you know a great deal more about our set work and its inner workings.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Standard: Confident, Skilful

How will the course be taught, and will any preparation be required?

The course will focus on tutti sessions, although some sectional work may be necessary.

Will music be provided in advance of the course?

Yes, it will be available on this website ahead of the course. Participants are requested to print off their own copies as there will only be a limited number of parts available on the course.

Is there anything I need to bring?

You, your instrument and music!

What previous participants said about this course…

“Excellent, good-humoured tuition, with many very useful tips. The highly skilled tutors really made it an enjoyable experience.”

“A friendly but professionally led course.”

“The rapport between the tutors and their open and encouraging attitude to participants made the course most enjoyable.”

“Amazing music, and amazing tutors, so we achieved far above what we could ever hope on our own.”