Sunday, May 29, 2011

VoaR 3 for 3: the recap

Photos from the May 29th VoaR in Santa Rosa - our most successful workshop project yet!


We think this collage of photos from the May 22, 2011 VoaR at UC Davis pretty well represents the spirit of the event and the enthusiasm of the people who joined us for the long day.

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Soon to come: some Videos recapping the whole project, a little of each event... for now - how about starting with some Jobim from Santa Rosa?



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Monday, May 23, 2011

Violas on a Roll - Two down, One to go!

Thanks to all who came out to UC Davis yesterday, May 22 2011 for the second of three Violas on a Roll workshops presented by the NCVS, funded in part by the ACF-SF Bay Area Chapter. A great group of players of all ages joined Katie and Ethan for some group warm-ups, a masterclass with Ethan, a Blues workshop with Katie, an open rehearsal of the new work "Violas on a Roll" that Katie wrote for this project, a delicious potluck dinner provided by a little of all of us including some very generous local parents, and the final concert which began with a string of Viola Jokes that had been submitted in our Viola Joke Box throughout the day. The winning pair of jokes (tied for provoking the heartiest audience laughter) won some free stuff for their tellers.

Here are some shots from the day's activities, which ran from about 1pm till the end of our concert just after 8pm.




We have plenty of room for more violists in next week's workshop at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa, May 29th from 1-8pm. Sign up today with our online registration form (click the tab at the top of this page) to let us know you're coming!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Violas on a Roll 2011 - One down, Two to go!

Congratulations to Ethan, Katie and Tom from the NCVS and to Andrea and the folks at the SLO Symphony who helped make the inaugural Violas on a Roll workshop a wonderful, fun success yesterday in Los Osos.

Two more workshops coming up later this month - register today! Click on the Register! tab above to fill out the form and let us know you're interested... Meanwhile, check out this little slideshow of photos from Violas on a Roll - Los Osos!