Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion

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Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion Program in Germany

  • The Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion program is extensive, intensive. and unique. 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.

  • The orchestra rehearses for the duration of the festival, culminating in the final orchestra concert at the huge Christuskirche. This summer Christian Vasquez will conduct the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra in a concert with Bayreuth Opera mezzo-soprano Christa Mayer and cellist Misha Quint and a program consisting of works by Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Handel, Gluck, Wagner, and Arvo Pärt. Orchestra assignments will be given at the festival.

  • Christian Vasquez, conductor
    New! After his dazzling success at InterHarmony in Italy last year, Maestro Christian Vasquez will join InterHarmony in Germany, conducting the grand finale of the festival. Principal Conductor of Norway’s Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, the rising star Maestro Christian Vásquez represents a new generation of conductors, becoming one of the most in demand in recent years. Graduate of the famous Sistema in his native Venezuela, he is busy with engagements leading world orchestras like: Vienna Radio Symphony, Camerata Salzburg, State Symphony of Russia, Tokyo Philharmonic, Berlin Konzerthausorchester, Prague Radio Symphony, and Singapore Symphony. In North America, he has conducted the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa) and Los Angeles Philharmonic. For students it is an opportunity to experience the working environment of professional musicians in leading orchestras.
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    InterHarmony Festival Orchestra Program Announced!:

    Arvo Pärt:: Fratres for Strings and Percussion
    Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1
    Soloist: Misha Quint, cello
    Gluck: Che faró senza Euridice for Voice and Strings
    Handel: Lascia chio pianga from Rinaldo
    Wagner: Traume from Wesendonck Lieder for Voice and Strings
    Soloist: Christa Mayer, mezzo-soprano
    Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op.48
    Christian Vasquez, conductor
    Subject to change

  • Each student receives two private lessons per week with an internationally-renowned artist faculty member.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • With concerts almost every night, students are exposed to a high level both from artist faculty and their colleagues as they watch each concert. Students will have an opportunity to perform. Performance is based on approval on preparedness.

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Christian Vasquez conductorWe're excited to announce that Conductor Christian Vasquez will be joining our Outstanding Guest Artist Series and conducting the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra!

InterHarmony Festival Orchestra Program Announced!:

Arvo Pärt:: Fratres for Strings and Percussion
Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1
Soloist: Misha Quint, cello
Gluck: Che faró senza Euridice for Voice and Strings
Handel: Lascia chio pianga from Rinaldo
Wagner: Traume from Wesendonck Lieder for Voice and Strings
Soloist: Christa Mayer, mezzo-soprano
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op.48
Christian Vasquez, conductor
Subject to change

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