We did it! With thanks to San Francisco Chamber Orchestra's Classical at the Freight, ViolaMania 4, The Post-Election Edition was perhaps our biggest and best violafest yet. The Northern California Viola Society invited you to bring a viola for $1 off admission and join us in our latest attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the Most Violists Playing Together. We heard an eclectic styles concert featuring the Bay Area’s top violists and learned a few new viola jokes. Alto clef accessories and raffle items were available at the Viola Fair. Don’t miss the fun and the great viola ensemble music next time!
The details from previous concerts:ViolaMANIA! 4.0 - The Post-Election Edition
Monday, November 11, 2019
7:30pm Concert start
6:00 lobby doors open for the pre-concert Viola Fair including viola ensemble reading session, NCVS Merchandise and Viola Vendors, Raffle/Silent Auction, socializing with violists, new viola buddies, all things alto clef!
Location: Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
In advance: $9/ At the door: $11 Bring your viola for $1 off the door price and play along in pre-concert chamber music readings in the lobby, and then on the en masse Telemann Viola Concerto performance at the end of the show!-----
And now it's time to start practicing your Telemann Viola Concerto part. The concert will once again culminate in the en masse performance of the Telemann. Bring your viola to play the solo part, we'll be playing alongside you and provide the viola-orchestra accompaniment. Need the music? click here: Telemann Solo Part with bowings
We will see you Monday November 11th at the Freight & Salvage.-----
SF Chamber Orchestra Maestro Ben Simon's Telemann Tempi:I. half note = 56
II. quarter = 88
III. eighth = 76
IV. half = 92
Download the pdf here: Telemann Solo Part with bowings
ViolaMANIA! 3.0 - The Holiday Edition
Monday, December 8, 2014
5:30 lobby doors open for the pre-concert Viola Fair
at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley
Presented on the SF Chamber Orchestra's Classical at the Freight concert series
In advance online: $9 - http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/641741
At the door: $11
Bring your viola for $1 off the door price and play along in pre-concert chamber music readings in the lobby, and then on the en masse Telemann Viola Concerto performance at the end of the show!
More info on the Freight & Salvage website: http://www.freightandsalvage.org/violamania-3
More info on the SF Chamber Orchestra website: http://www.thesfco.org/calendar/classical-at-the-freight-violamania3/
Program included music by: Benjamin Dale / Jerome Kurtenbach / Klezmer by Cookie Segelstein / arrangements by Katrina Wreede for viola ensemble of Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite and popular Winter- & Holiday-themed songs / Handel Messiah Sing-a-Long / Telemann G Major Viola Concerto
Performers included: Charlton Lee / Ethan Filner / Jonathan Vinocour / Patricia Whaley / Katrina Wreede / Cookie Segelstein / Patricia Heller / Wendy Clymer / Ivo Bokulic / Stephanie Ng / Francesca White / Caitlin Keen / Kevin Jim / Tom Tatton / Pauline Metzgar / David Cann / Ben Simon / & many more!
PREVIOUS VIOLAMANIA CONCERTS INFO
On October 29, 2012, the Northern California Viola Society presented ViolaMANIA 2.0! on the SF Chamber Orchestra's Classical at the Freight concert series, at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, CA. We promised and delivered a night of great music, exciting performances, hearty laughter, fun prizes -- a good time for all.
Lobby doors opened at 5:30pm for our pre-concert Viola Fair, featuring: viola ensemble chamber music readings in two locations (lobby and main stage) organized by Dr. Tom Tatton; items were on display for both a silent auction and in-concert-raffle; NCVS & ViolaMANIA 2.0! merchandise, guest artist CDs, sheet music and other merchandise for sale; and a variety of vendors with their own services and products on display.
In advance online: $8.50
At the door: $10.50
*If you brought your viola to play along on the en masse Telemann Viola Concerto performance at the end of the show (and/or in pre-concert chamber music reading sessions in the lobby): $9.50
*If you registered with your school, youth, college or ad-hoc orchestral viola section for our Battle of the Bratschen, your $5-per-person Battle entry fee included admission to ViolaMANIA 2.0! and your name was on a list at the door - those unused free tickets were released at 7:45pm
Once inside, you would have looked for the NCVS membership area to join or renew your membership to the American Viola Society and the Northern California Viola Society. We waved the NCVS portion of the dues ($10/$5 students) for all new members signing up at ViolaMANIA 2.0!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in buying space on one of a limited number of vendor tables in the lobby for the evening (5pm-10pm; Concert at 8pm)
The All-Viola Program for ViolaMANIA 2.0! included:
Music by Wagner, Bach and Gordon Jacob, Duets by Nils Bultmann and Jeremy Cohen, Klezmer from Cookie Segelstein, Jazz from Mads Tolling, a Boogie Woogie from Katrina Wreede, the Battle of the Bratschen Grand Finals, and the Telemann G Major Viola Concerto.
Download a copy of the Telemann Viola Concerto solo part from imslp.org here if you're having trouble locating your own copy.
In August 2010 we launched the new NCVS with ViolaMANIA! at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, CA. over 400 people showed up, nearly 150 of them with violas in hand to play along on the Telemann G Major Viola Concerto to finish the concert. What a blast. More info coming, about what happened then, and about what will happen next time...
The SF Chronicle article previewing ViolaMANIA!
An audience member captured the four movements of the Telemann Concerto played en masse at the end of the night. Movement 1: