This was the 7th Cello Weekend, bringing together 35 participants from all walks of life. Over the course of the weekend, Laura led rehearsals, participants took part in chamber music, jazz, and Alexander Technique workshops. Some performed in the masterclasses while others observed, and everyone performed in the final concert. We worked with the composer Patrick Harrex to give the unofficial premier of his work ‘… a l’armonia sì intento …‘ With constellations of close harmonies that changed slowly over minutes, this beautiful work was a venture into new territory for some of the cellists.
Composer Jill Jarman (above) explained her new composition for solo cello ‘Resonance‘ before Laura performed its premier. Rosina Mostardini (below center) travelled from Chicago to deliver masterclasses on both days. These were accompanied by Thomas Duchan (below right). Graham Elliott (below left) was our resident Alexander Technique teacher.