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An opportunity to work on rarely-played works for classical orchestra (strings and oboes/horns in a relaxed setting with experienced and sympathetic string player coaches.

STANDARD: UPPER INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED

Resident: £295 Non-Resident: £215 Code: 20/20X

What is the course about?

String Orchestra Plus returns in 2020 with Nic Fallowfield and Richard Muncey - colleagues in the Tedesca Quartet and among the most popular Benslow Music tutors. We once again invite players to join them in an exploration of music which seldom gets an outing in amateur orchestras. This year we will be working on Mozart’s Symphony No 40 in G minor and Haydn’s Symphony No 85 in B flat major ‘La Reine’. In addition on the Saturday evening there will also be the chance to read through Haydn’s Symphony No 80 in D minor. We're looking for an orchestra of strings (including double bass) and advanced woodwind players (flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons and 2 horns).

Tutor website: www.tedesca.co.uk

What will we cover?

This year we will be working on Mozart’s Symphony No 40 in G minor and Haydn’s Symphony No 85 in B flat major ‘La Reine’. In addition on the Saturday evening there will also be the chance to read through Haydn’s Symphony No 80 in D minor.

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 works and their inner workings.

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

Upper Intermediate, Advanced

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?

No, participants are requested to bring their own music. Helpful resources: IMSLP has a wide range of parts and scores. Benslow Music members may be able to hire the music from our library.

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.”

Booking for Members opens at 9am on Tuesday 7 January 2020. Non-Nember and Online booking opens at 9am on Monday 3 February 2020. For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking see here.