Would you like to up your chamber music game? David Thies-Thompson, violist from the National Arts Centre Orchestra, will give you all the tips you need to improve your experience playing with a chamber music group!
David will discuss how chamber players can improve their performance as a group. Topics will include effective rehearsal techniques; determining each player’s changing roles – who has the melody, the rhythmic motor or the harmonic support at any given moment; how to maintain good relations in the group and bring out the best in each other in the music-making process; how to bring energy to non-melodic parts and soft-dynamic sections; listening and responding. The workshop will include a question period, so come prepared with your questions!
*This workshop will be given in English only.
The National Arts Centre Foundation wishes to acknowledge the leadership support of Mark Motors Group, Official Car of the NAC Orchestra. The NAC Orchestra Music Director role is supported by Elinor Gill Ratcliffe, C.M., O.N.L., LLD (hc). Special thanks to the Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Excellence in the Performing Arts, the Azrieli Foundation and Craig Foundation for their generous support of the NAC Orchestra and music education programs at the NAC.