May 22, 2017, 8–11 PM
The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center
1225 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Sarah McCall and Lisa Hooper, Coordinators
Do you love chamber music? You are invited to the Birdfoot Festival’s third COMMUNITY CHAMBER MUSIC READING PARTY. This event will provide pianists, string players, wind, and brass players (dependent on repertoire availability and sign-up) the opportunity to spend a fun and relaxed evening playing through wonderful chamber music repertoire with other chamber music enthusiasts.
While this event is primarily designed for adult amateur musicians, exceptionally mature musicians under the age of 18 may be considered (contact the Birdfoot Festival for more information). Professional musicians are also welcome to participate, whether to play chamber music with their students or support the development of a thriving amateur musical community in New Orleans (space-permitting — preference will be given to amateurs).
If you plan on attending, please complete the online response form no later than Friday, May 19th (registration is limited). Please note that sign-up is required!
How the Community Chamber Music Reading Party will work:
• Musicians, based on pre-event registration information, will be placed into groups according to ability and interest.
• There will be some set pieces of repertoire for those more comfortable preparing music in advance. There will also be a selection of repertoire for sight-reading, but it will not be comprehensive. You are welcome to bring parts for anything you are particularly interested in playing!
• Pianists are asked to bring repertoire from their own personal library that they are prepared to play with others. (Make sure your name is on your music.)
• There is no fee to participate, but donations towards supporting this and other Birdfoot Festival community events are heartily welcomed.
Please use the following criteria when choosing your experience level:
• INTERMEDIATE: Have played chamber music (including chamber orchestra) for less than 5 years; have some experience playing with others in an ensemble.
• ADVANCED: Have played chamber music or in ensembles for more than 5 years; have quite a lot of experience playing with others and feel comfortable reading music. Play at an advanced level.
• OTHER: (e.g. Professional, etc.)
Please sign-up using this online RESPONSE FORM
If you have questions or need more information, contact the Birdfoot Festival at: