Violas on a Roll 2011 - Initial Press Release

Northern California Viola Society presents

What: Violas on a Roll, from the Northern California Viola Society—
A FREE workshop/master class/chamber music/public concert event for everyone who loves the viola

Who: Violists of any age and ability are welcome to come, listen, learn, and play—Evening concert is FREE to the public

Where: Trinity United Methodist Church
490 Los Osos Valley Rd.
Los Osos, 93402
(805) 528-1649

When: May 1st, 2011, 1PM-8PM
Workshops from 1-6PM. FREE Public Concert from 7-8PM, featuring Ethan Filner, Katrina Wreede and participants performing works for viola, including the world premiere of a multiple viola work commissioned for this event


How much: FREE to participants and audience. Donations to or memberships in Northern California Viola Society welcomed

Specifics: The Northern California Viola Society, with NCVS President Ethan Filner, Cypress Quartet violist, and composer/violist Katrina Wreede, is bringing Violas on a Roll to locations around Northern and Central California to create opportunities for violists of every age and ability to meet, have fun, and play together. Violas on a Roll days include a master class with Filner for violists of any ability, a blues workshop with Wreede, group rehearsal of the new commissioned piece, chamber music reading session of viola ensemble music, and an informal concert presenting Filner, Wreede, SLO area violists, plus all the participants together to premiere the piece: “Violas on a Roll”.

ViolaMania, NCVS’s first big event in Berkeley, CA (Sept. 2010), attracted over 400 people, with 130+ violists from beginners to world-class professionals performing the Telemann Viola Concerto all together. Violas on a Roll will extend the viola community around the state.

More info or
To Register: | 415-779-NCVS (6287)