Participant Schedule

Chamber Music Intensive - Participant Schedule

Schedule subject to change

Thursday, July 12

9:30 - 10 a.m.  Registration
10 – 10:45 a.m. Welcome and Orientation
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Rehearsal with Coach Present
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch Break
1 – 1:30 p.m. Personal Practice
1:30 – 3 p.m. Rehearsal
3:30 – 5 p.m. Coaching
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m.  Film Screening: Falling Down Stairs (1998, 55 mins)

It’s time to set our instruments aside and veg out to some seriously inspiring creativity. Alternately reflective and humorous, Falling Down Stairs captures the year long collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma and choreographer Mark Morris, as they assemble a riveting production around Bach’s Suite No. 3 for solo cello.  

Friday, July 13

10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Morning Meeting 
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Rehearsal
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch Break
1 – 2:45 p.m. Performance Class with Spektral Quartet & Daniel Pesca
3 – 4 p.m. Coaching
4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Rehearsal
5:30 p.m. Dinner
7 - 8:15 p.m. Dance Workshop with baroque dance specialist Sarah Edgar

It’s CMI Prom! Just kidding...No corsages are necessary for our Baroque dance class with acclaimed Haymarket Opera and New York Baroque Dance Company choreographer Sarah Edgar. Imagine approaching your next Mozart minuet or Bach sarabande knowing what it actually feels like to dance the steps…

Saturday, July 14

10 – 10:15 a.m. Morning Meeting
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Rehearsal or Coaching
12:00 – 1 p.m. Lunch Break
1 – 1:30 p.m. Lucy Chapman "On Again, Off Again: How to Safely Get Back in Playing Shape"

Our 2018 CMI special guest artist Lucy Chapman draws on her personal experience of returning to the violin after a hiatus, offering compassionate and effective insights into bouncing back – safely – after injury or an extended leave from the instrument.

1:45 -- 2:45 p.m. Rehearsal or Coaching
3 – 4:30 p.m. Masterclass: Lucy Chapman

Chamber music maven Lucy Chapman opens her residency as the 2018 CMI special guest artist with a lively, public masterclass featuring select CMI ensembles. As the chair of New England Conservatory’s chamber music faculty, former first violinist of the Muir Quartet, and a senior participant at the elite Marlboro Festival, Ms. Chapman brings a superlative knowledge of the chamber repertoire – and a uniquely animated approach to her pedagogy.

5 – 6:30 p.m. Lucy Chapman "No Bystanders: Let's Dance!" with performances by Spektral Quartet & Daniel Pesca

Noted for her vibrant and holistic approach to teaching, violinist Lucy Chapman leads a movement class in which all attendees will be up out of their chairs. With performances by Spektral Quartet and pianist Daniel Pesca as the launch point for this interactive presentation, Ms. Chapman illuminates the indelible connection between movement and music.

6:30 -- 8 p.m.  Pizza and Sightreading Party

Sunday, July 15

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Final Rehearsals, Coachings as desired, and Sound Checks
2 – 4 p.m. Final Concert and Reception

The culmination of four days of rigorous and nearly round-the-clock coachings, rehearsals, and masterclasses, the MUSIC MADE VISIBLE FINAL CONCERT features each of the CMI ensembles brandishing their musical achievements. Performances of movements by Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořák, Shostakovich, and Piazzolla orbit the festival’s kinetic theme of dance in classical music.

This program has been made possible in part with support from ACMP - Associated Chamber Music Players.