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CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

In 2011, FanFaire Foundation co-sponsored the USD Chamber Music Festival, which consists of two components: the Winter Chamber Heat and the Summer Music Festival.

 

Festival Director Dr. Angela Yeung‘s welcome message below succinctly encapsulates the goals, activities, and spirit of the Festival.
 

“Let’s make music together, and more!

Welcome to the Chamber Music Festival on the beautiful University of San Diego campus in southern California. Co-sponsored by FanFaire Foundation and the University of San Diego, the Chamber Music Festival has provided a unique opportunity for chamber music making and performance for musicians of all ages since 2006. Experienced chamber musicians enjoy the challenge of an intense coaching and performance schedule. Those with little or no chamber music experience appreciate the careful grouping of ensembles, selection of pieces, and guidance of experienced coaches. The gains from each festival surpass that of chamber music experience alone: musical appetites, self-confidence, and spirit of teamwork are sparked, and lasting friendships are formed.

Each year the Chamber Music Festival hosts a weekend festival in February – the Winter Chamber Heat (WCH), and a day/evening festival in July – the Summer Festival. Coaching sessions for both festivals are conducted by members of the San Diego Symphony and music faculty of the University of San Diego. Participants of advanced musical level may perform along with the coaches at concerts.

Since 2011, the Viol Consort Initiative (VCI) with guest artist Lisa Terry of New York has been added to the Summer Festival.

Come, and let’s make music together!”

 
Coaches for the 2011 Winter and Summer festivals include:

Glen Campbell (member, San Diego Symphony)
Primary instrument: cello

(member, San Diego Symphony)
Primary instrument: violin and viola

Alyze Dreiling (faculty, USD Music Department & member, Trio Licenza)
Primary instrument: violin and viola

Kay Etheridge (faculty, USD Music Department)
Primary instrument: piano

Margaret Johnston(member, San Diego Symphony)
Primary instrument: bass

Frank Renk(member, San Diego Symphony)
Primary instrument: clarinet

Linda Scott(faculty, USD Music Department & member, Trio Licenza)
Primary instrument: piano

Ryan Simmons (member, San Diego Symphony)
Primary instrument: bassoon

Edmund Stein (faculty, USD Music Department & member, San Diego Symphony)
Primary instrument: violin

Sarah Tuck (faculty, USD Music Department & member, San Diego Symphony)
Primary instrument: flute

Angela Yeung (faculty, USD Music Department & member, Trio Licenza)
Primary instrument: cello

Lisa Terry (guest artist, Viol Consort Initiative)
Primary instrument: viola da gamba

Additional coaches may be present depending on the number of participants participating at each festival.

The Festival provides a minimum of one coach per ensemble each day, and all participants will be coached by at least two different coaches during the Festival. Participants may also have the opportunity to play with one or more coaches at coaching sessions and at performances.

All coaching sessions at the Winter Chamber Heat and the Summer Chamber Music Festival are conducted by members of the San Diego Symphony and the University of San Diego music faculty. Participants at advanced musical levels may perform along with the coaches at the final concerts. New to the Summer Festival this year is the Viol Consort Initiative (VCI) with guest artist LISA TERRY of New York.

The Festival provides a minimum of one coach per ensemble each day, and all participants are coached by at least two different coaches during the Festival. Participants may also have the opportunity to play with one or more coaches at coaching sessions and at performances.

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