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ICWF 2017: Lviv Academy

08/13/2017 09:00 AM

@ International Conducting Workshop and Festival (ICWF)
3955 E 59th St

ICWF 2017: Lviv Academy

From August 13-20, 2017 the International Conducting Workshop and Festival is proud to present a workshop in Lviv, Ukraine in partnership with the Lviv Philharmonic. ICWF 2017: Lviv Academy will be led by two internationally esteemed conducting teachers: Carl Topilow (Cleveland Institute of Music) and Theodore Kuchar (Reno Philharmonic). They will be assisted by Benjamin Loeb (ICWF Artistic Director).

As in the past, we will offer conducting training and critique in a non-competitive, professional and supportive atmosphere. It is a great opportunity to immerse oneself deeply in important standard and challenging orchestral repertoire which will include:Dvorak Symphonies #8 and 9, Beethoven Symphony #1, and Mozart Overture to Magic Flute and Symphony #39. (Repertoire is subject to change).

Unique to this workshop all participants will perform on a public concert and will have 9 sessions with the orchestra: three sessions of free choice of Dvorak, two sessions of free choice of Mozart and Beethoven, two rehearsal sessions, one performance, and one recording session. There will be a total of 12 orchestra sessions, 2 concerts, and multiple extra sessions to discuss and work on topics such as Pops Programming, Opera Recitative, Orchestra String technicques and challenges, and the Conducting Career.

In addition to the concerts on which all participants will conduct, we will present a full Orchestra Concert conducted by the ICWF faculty and featuring special guest artists. Repertoire on the program will include Beethoven Ah! Perfido and Abscheulicher from Fidelio with Eleni Matos, mezzo soprano, and Piano Concerto #4 with pianist Jung Lin.

In the Orchestra sessions, conducting slots are 11 to 16 minutes long. Each conductor will have individual choice of repertoire during orchestra sessions depending on the specific orchestra in that session (Dvorak or Mozart/Beethoven). In all sessions, podium time slots will be flexibly and transparently pre-assigned.

Performance assignments will be made by the faculty, but will take into consideration the requests of each conductor. While not every conductor will get their first choice, following the public performance, every conductor will have an opportunity to make a professional quality video recording of any of the remaining repertoire. This special recording session, at which the faculty will not interrupt, is 19 minutes long.

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