Tuesday, October 30, 2012
2013 NCVS Young Violists Competition
March 3, 2013: Final Round at Community Music Center, San Francisco
January 25, 2013: Deadline for Entry
Entry fee: $25
Repertoire requirements: 1-2 Mvts. Solo Bach; 1 Mvt. Standard recital repertoire; Finals repertoire includes a newly commissioned work for solo viola, by violist & composer Kurth Rohde
Cash Prizes: $1000 total to be awarded
Tell your fellow teachers & students - this is a great new opportunity they won't want to miss.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The first ViolaMANIA sold out, standing room only; we're expecting the same to happen this October when we present ViolaMANIA 2.0! Don't miss out, buy your tickets online to save a couple of dollars off the $10.50 door price and ensure you'll have a seat at this awesome show.
Buy your tickets to ViolaMANIA 2.0
Read more about ViolaMANIA 2.0 at the SF Chamber Orchestra website:
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
When: October 29, 2012
Where: Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley CA
How? Hosted by the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, presenting us on their Classical @ the Freight concert series.
That's right, ViolaMANIA is back! Version 2.0 - bigger, better, scarrier. Two nights before Halloween, we'll fill the hall again at Freight & Salvage, with audience and with players, as we once again will try to break the World Record for the number of violists performing the same piece at the same time.
Program details are nearly worked out and more information about the evening will come soon, but the most important thing is you mark your calendars for October 29th 2012 and keep your day free - we will have some pre-concert shenanigans beginning around 5 or 6pm in the lobby, including impromptu viola ensemble reading sessions; raffle prizes and silent auction items on display; vendor tables filled with local and not-so-local merchandise; and pending approval of our hosts, a potluck table or two.
In 2010 we nearly had to turn people away and the concert began almost 15 minutes late in order to get everyone in the door, people had lined up down the street to take part in the phenomenon that was ViolaMANIA! Don't miss your chance to be a part of the long-awaited sequel: buy your tickets in advance online! and save a couple of bucks off the at-the-door price.
Online: $8.50 at www.ticketweb.com
At the door: $10.50
At the door WITH A VIOLA IN HAND: $9.50
Official concert start time: 8:00pm
Pre-concert activities in the lobby beginning around 5:30pm Battle of the Bratschen SEMI-FINALS at 7:00pm in the hall (more details forthcoming)
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Monday May 21 in Daly City we are holding our first board meeting of 2012, and we're opening things up a bit; if you'd like to get involved in the 5pm meeting and/or the 6:30pm reading party & potluck, shoot an email over to email@example.com to RSVP and get the exact location.
We know this is last-minute; space is limited and only a few spots remain for this event. Don't worry though, if you're reading this way late - there will be other opportunites to get involved throughout the rest of the year. Watch this space!