Simon String Quartet, harpsichordist
Rebecca Pechefsky, cellist
Joseph Kimura and
Foster-Wallace for a week of joyous music making.
Summer String-In offers an opportunity to expand your
playing through expert coaching as you explore great
chamber works by the masters. For our ninth
season, we return to the beautiful campus of Monmouth
University, only one mile from the northern New Jersey
shore. We will again have use of elegant Wilson
Auditorium, within the grand 130-room mansion that is a
National Historic Landmark and a world-famous
to view images of this and other parts of Monmouth
participant is assigned to two chamber ensembles for the
week, ranging in size from trio to octet. The first
meets every morning, and the second meets in the afternoons.
Coaches are present to offer guidance for at least half
of each session. Participants are notified of
assignments about three weeks in advance. We make
every effort to match players into compatible groups and
we choose repertoire carefully according to skill
levels. While most repertoire is chosen from the
standard chamber music literature, the works chosen may
be from the Baroque period through the 20th
century. Pre-formed groups are welcome. We
honor repertoire requests whenever possible.
The Simon Quartet will lead three chamber music demos on
a variety of repertoire, followed by open
question and answer sessions covering topics related to
ensemble playing, including rehearsal techniques,
stylistic interpretation, and
developing ensemble unity.
LARGE ENSEMBLE READINGS:
will take place on two evenings, and can include works
for string orchestra,
from the concerto grosso repertoire,
and works for string quartet read with more than one
person to a part. Some participants may be given the opportunity to read
through a concerto movement of their choice.
will be three faculty concerts during the week. One will feature the Simon String Quartet. Cellist Joseph Kimura and
violist Kimberly Foster-Wallace join them for another. The third will be a concert of
Baroque masterworks in collaboration with harpsichordist
You will have the opportunity to share your week’s accomplishments with your friends and
family on Saturday afternoon!
NOTE TO CELLISTS:
Our program has tended to attract many cellists. In order to
avoid having to turn people away, we offer an option for
some cellists to work primarily with the cello faculty
in chamber works for multiple cellos.
Most housing is in single rooms within air-conditioned
four- or six-bedroom suites, each with a bathroom and living area. Meals will be
provided by Monmouth University's Aramark Food Services.
The 2013 Summer String-In starts on Sunday
afternoon, July 28 and ends on
Friday afternoon, August 2. The application deadline is June 20.
Click here for an application form.
David Bakamjian, Director