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Collaborative Piano and Concerto Workshops

Collaborative Piano Workshop
Saturday, February 23, 2019  2:00 p.m. (ending time will depend upon number of registrants)
Unity Presbyterian Church
1146 Greentree Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
$30-$60


Introduce your student to the fine skill of Collaborative Piano in this afternoon workshop on Saturday, February 23!

The afternoon will begin with a masterclass.  Each student will rehearse their chosen selection with the professional ensemble while the others observe.  Members of the ensemble and Amaury Morales will coach the pianist on elements of the piece, how the parts fit together, cueing techniques, communication, and expression. Observers will be integrated into all activities. After a short break, a concert will follow open to the public of the rehearsed pieces.. The concert will also include a selection performed by the professional ensemble!  Pieces and prices listed below.  If the selection your student would like to play is not listed below, please email us to see if ensemble parts can be located and allow us enough time to locate the music.   

$25 for PMA students, $30 for Non-PMA Students

Book 2, Suzuki

  • Ecossaise by Hummel
  • A Short Story by Lichner
  • The Happy Farmer by Schumann
  • Minuet No. 1 in G by Bach
  • Arietta by Mozart
  • Melody by Schumann

 

Book 3, Suzuki

  • Ecossaise by Beethoven
  • The Wild Rider by Schumann

 

Book 4, Suzuki

  • Arabesque by Burgmüller

 

Other repertoire not in Suzuki Books

  • Ballade by Burgmuller
  • Fur Elise by Beethoven
  • Bagatelle by Diabelli
  • Allegro in F by Haydn
  • Rustic Dance by Haydn
  • Minuet in F by Mozart
  • Sicilienne by Schumann


$50 for PMA Students, $60 for Non-PMA Students


Sonatinas are larger and more involved works and represent a greater individual accomplishment. Students performing these works will receive more time in the masterclass and receive a Sonatina Graduation Certificate.

  • Sonatina in G, Anh. 5 by Beethoven (Suzuki book 2)
  • Sonatina in F, Anh. 5 no. 2 by Beethoven (Suzuki book 5)
  • Sonatina Op. 49 no. 2 by Beethoven (Suzuki book 4)
  • Sonatina Op. 31 no. 1 by Clementi (Suzuki book 3)
  • Sonatina Op. 31 no. 3 by Clementi (Suzuki book 3)
  • Sonatina Op. 55 no. 1 by Kuhlau (Suzuki book 3)

*Other repertoire available upon request.  Please do not hesitate to ask!*

 

Concerto Workshop

 

Group Solos: multiple students play the solo part in unison.

Saturday, February 23, 2019: Morning Rehearsals. Schedule of rehearsals will be determined by student availability. We welcome students committed to orchestras and sporting activities!

Sunday, February 24, 2019: Performance 3:00 pm (order of performers is somewhat flexible to accommodate other activities)
 

Your student has mastered a movement of a concerto! Performing with piano accompaniment is great, but why not an entire orchestra! Not ready to do it alone? Gather some friends and play it together!  



 
$80 per PMA student, $95 Non PMA student

Students will perform one of the selected pieces in a group accompanied by a professional orchestra. On Saturday, the group of players will rehearse with a string quartet and the conductor. Specific times will be assigned based upon player's availability.  Participants are invited to observe all rehearsals, but are only required to attend at the assigned time.  The Sunday performance will be with a larger ensemble, including winds and brass if the score calls for those instruments and players are available. Choose from the following selections.  

 Violins:
 Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 3 - Seitz
 Concerto No. 5, Mvt. 1 or 3 – Seitz
 Concerto in A Minor, any movement – Vivaldi
 Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, Mvt. 1 – Bach

Cellos:
The Swan - Saint-Saëns
Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, Mvt. 1 – Vivaldi
Arioso - Bach
Concerto - Goltermann 

 Violas:
 Concerto in G Major, any mvt. – Telemann
 Concerto in G Major for Two Violas, any Mvt. - Telemann

If no other students register to play your student’s selection, you can choose to upgrade to the soloist experience or withdraw without penalty.


Soloists with Orchestra

Saturday, February 23, 2019: Morning Rehearsals. Schedule of rehearsals will be determined by student availability. We welcome students committed to orchestras and sporting activities!
Sunday, February 24, 2019: Performance 3:00 pm (order of performers is somewhat flexible to accommodate other activities)

 

Your student has mastered a movement of a concerto and is ready to audition for a concerto competition. Give them the experience of performing solo with orchestra regardless of those competition results. Or, help them prepare to play with the youth orchestra by performing with a professional one first!




$130 per PMA student for Baroque or Classical period (Non PMA student $150)
$155 per PMA student for romantic or 20th Century pieces (Non PMA student $175)


Students who are prepared to perform a movement from a concerto with orchestra will have a rehearsal on Saturday and will perform for the public on Sunday.* On Saturday, the soloist will rehearse with a string quartet and the conductor. Specific times will be assigned based upon player's availability. Participants are invited to observe all rehearsals, but only required to attend at the assigned time. The Sunday performance will be with a larger ensemble, including winds and brass if the score calls for those instruments and players are available. Pieces should be chosen from the standard literature, so that orchestral parts are readily available.  Feel free to inquire if your piece is available in orchestral form. Students are welcome to play selections from the group solos list as soloists.

We reserve the right to ensure that only those students who are well prepared perform on Sunday. The conductor will make the final decision.

 

Students who would like a 45 minute private coaching with the conductor can do so for an additional fee of $60.  Coachings will be scheduled by appointment.

 

Read about Jack Kurutz, our conductor here at his website:  http://www.jackkurutz.com/biography.html

Please call or email here for any questions.

 

REGISTER SOON by clicking the RED button on the left of this page.  

Upcoming Events
Sunday, January 6 - First Sundays Recital Series 2:00pm
Saturday, February 23 through Sunday, February 24 - Collaborative Piano and Concerto Workshops
Why choose PMA?

The cornerstone of our school is the conviction that every child can,with careful teaching and parental support, become a successful musician able to make music a part of his or her life. We believe music study will enrich their lives through appreciation of beauty, development of disciplined work habits, and increased self-esteem.