A new Chamber Music offering to begin in Greenwich in 2019
Greenwich, Connecticut (January 30, 2019) – The Young Artists Philharmonic is launching a new chamber music program in Greenwich as an addition to their existing orchestral offerings for classical music students in January 2019. By adding this new dimension and offering to students, the Young Artists Philharmonic is answering a demand by students who want to take their musical expression to a new level.
The chamber music initiative is in partnership with two major arts organizations in Greenwich: The Greenwich Arts Council and Steinway & Sons. All three organizations focus on excellence in music and the arts and are united in their belief that more opportunities should be offered to students to express themselves musically and to challenge them artistically through chamber music.
Tatiana Mori, Executive Director of the Greenwich Arts Council says, “The Greenwich Arts Council is honored to welcome the Young Artists Philharmonic. When we first heard about the program, we knew that their mission was simply one, that as an arts organization, we are proud to be part of. I believe that this new partnership will bring many collaborations and help the youth in our community develop and strengthened their musical skills”
The chamber music program will begin in January 2019 and will take place at the Greenwich Arts Council building in the heart of Greenwich in an intimate rehearsal setting conducive to team work and partnership. “For us, the setting was as important as the offering. And we are so fortunate to be able to offer the chamber music program at the beautiful Greenwich Arts Council building” Says Greg Robbins, the Executive Director of the Young Artists Philharmonic.
The new offering is in line with YAP’s long term of goal of providing its students with unique opportunities for musical expression and performance. Chamber music is a core offering in developing ensemble skills, and places greater emphasis on the individual’s musical instincts and preparation. Rehearsals will be led by members of YAP’s artistic staff, and groups will receive guest coachings from members of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society, The New York Philharmonic, and other leading arts organizations.
Sarah Venditti from Steinway says, “This chamber music program is an opportunity to help cultivate the musicians of tomorrow, and bring the arts to the people of Greenwich. We are excited to see what the young musicians of Greenwich have to share and we look forward to hearing them soon!”
The Young Artists Philharmonic, the Greenwich Arts Council and the Steinway & Sons is hoping to see early interest among families affiliated with the three organizations, as well as prospective students who are looking to expand their musical experience.
The chamber music offering is for students that have had preferably three or more years of private instrumental lessons, and show a level of comfort with music fundamentals such as sight reading and intonation. Participants will be grouped according to their skill level, from beginner to our advanced Honors Groups.
Students can join the program by visiting www.youngartistsphil.org/chamber-music and submitting an application. An inaugural launch party will be taking place at the Greenwich Arts Council on February 28. For more information, please contact Noriko Yokoi at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Young Artists Philharmonic
The Young Artists Philharmonic, now in its 59th season, is a regional youth orchestra serving
Fairfield and Westchester counties. With three orchestras and chamber music offerings, YAP provides a comprehensive classical music education in orchestral and chamber settings to over 100 musicians, ages 7 to 18.
Over the years, the Young Artists Philharmonic has influenced generations of musicians. Alumni of the orchestra have gone onto further their music education at competitive music schools and conservatories. Others have gone on to become Grammy award-winning musicians.
Orchestra students rehearse on Monday evenings, while chamber music students rehearse on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings under the batons of experienced conductors, and receive small ensemble coachings from a roster of accomplished masterclass artists.
About the Greenwich Arts Council
The Greenwich Arts Council was incorporated as a 501©(3) non-profit arts organization in 1973 in response to the 1971 Development Action Plan of the Town of Greenwich, to develop greater encouragement of, and access to, the arts in the Town and surrounding area. Since1980, The Greenwich Arts Council has been located in downtown Greenwich, in the Old Town Hall Building on Greenwich Avenue, where it has created an Arts Center for its own programs and those of other local arts organizations. For more information about The Greenwich Arts Council’s visual art, music, theatre and educational programs, please visit www.greenwichartscouncil.org.
About Steinway & Sons
Since 1853, STEINWAY pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty, and investment value. Because of a dedication to continuous improvement, today’s STEINWAYremains the choice of 9 out of 10 concert artists, and it is the preferred piano of countless musicians, professional and amateur, throughout the world.