Come to Stringwise! 2019, Music for Everyone’s 27th annual youth string weekend course and concert. Stringwise! gives you the chance to play a wide variety of music for strings and to take part in a range of orchestral groups and workshops, all in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This year we present a programme of DANCE! Guaranteed to get you moving!.
The Stringwise groups will perform a toe-tapping mix of music, concluding with a grand finale piece incorporating all players, Simple Gifts arranged especially for Stringwise!
Where and when is it?
Stringwise! will be held at Bluecoat Academy, Wollaton NG8 1EA over the weekend of 2 & 3 November 2019 followed by an informal concert for parents and friends at the Albert Hall, Nottingham, on Sunday 10 November. An outline of the schedule for all groups is given below.
Who will be there?
Lots of string players from Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire: violinists, viola players, cellists and double bass players. The age range is 7 – 18. The orchestras and workshops will be led by a team of experienced string teachers and there will also be a large support group of adult helpers and organisers.
How good do I have to be?
Whether you have been playing for years or have only recently started having lessons on a stringed instrument, this is for YOU! Players will be divided into four groups: Stringwise 1 (beginners – open strings and first fingers), Stringwise 2 (Grade 1), Stringwise 3 (grades 2 – 3) and Stringwise 4 (Grades 4 – 6).
MfE also runs two string orchestras which meet once every three weeks on a Sunday afternoon at NTU Clifton, NOTTINGHAM STRICTLY STRINGS for players of Grade 2 – 4 standard and the EAST MIDLANDS YOUTH STRING ORCHESTRA for players of Grade 5 and above. If you would like further information about these groups then just fill in the appropriate section on the Application form.
What are we playing?
An entertaining program including:
Bollywood Strings Julie Liebermann
Drowsy Maggie Traditional
‘A Conversation’ Mary Poppins Returns Marc Shaiman
Dance of the Reed Pipes Tchaikovsky
Hasapikos Greek Traditional
Little Tango David Burndrett
Spanish Dance Pat Legg
Open String Samba Peter Wilson
How do we learn the music?
By practicing the music which will be sent to you approximately four weeks before the course, and listening to the rehearsal tracks which you can choose to download as MP3’s from an email link or receive on a CD. These tracks can take you through the music and the rehearsals at the course carry on from where they leave off. If you have “Done your homework” you’ll have no problems!
How do I apply?
Numbers in each orchestra are limited so please apply as soon as possible. The course fees are:
Stringwise 1: (Beginners) £25.00
Stringwise 2: (Grade 1) £26.00
Stringwise 3: (Grades 2 -3) £27.00
Stringwise 4: (Grades 4 – 6) £28.00
Online Booking is now open! Click ‘Book Tickets’ below to enrol or download a form here
Bluecoat Academy, Sutton Passeys Crescent, Wollaton NG8 1EA
Saturday 2 November
All Groups: 1.30pm – 5.15pm
Sunday 3 November
SW 1&2: 1.35pm – 5.00pm
SW 3: 11.00am – 5.00pm
SW4: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Albert Hall, Nottingham NG1 5AA
Sunday 10 November
SW 3&4: 12.30pm – 3.00pm
SW 1&2: 1.45pm – 3.00pm
3.30pm – 5.30pm
Special discounts for families and subsidised places
We are offering a 10% discount to all families who have two or more children taking part in the course. Just fill in the discount box on the application form. We run a subsidised places scheme for all our courses. For further information about this scheme or about any aspect of the course, please phone the MfE Administrator on 0115 958 9312.