VIOLA DAY IN MACHYNLLETH AUGUST 15 2010
A very rewarding and fun day was had by all at the Viola Day in Machynlleth.
Phil Heyman with Steve Wood gave an excellent recital on his Pellegrino viola including music by Bach, Szymanovski, Otto Freudenthal and a pellegrino version of the Schubert Arpeggione Sonata to a most appreciative audience of viola players and friends.
Members of the Absolute Zero Quuartet gave a short recital and helped out in an afternoon of music for massed violas in small and large groups.
Lunch was provided by Otto and Jules with a special Swedish Vegetable Curry and Rice, with onion soup and home-made bread.
Thanks to everyone who came, and all the helpers. We hope there will be another Viola Day. If you missed this one - don't miss the next!
Dear Viola Performer, Teacher, Student, Friend,
Sunday 15 August 2010 at The Tabernacle, Machynlleth - VIOLA DAY
including a recital by Philip Heyman (viola) and Steve Wood (piano)
and guest appearances by members of the Absolute Zero Viola Quartet
and join in with lots of music for viola ensemble.
£5 contribution towards the day would be appreciated.
Bring your viola and a music stand!!!
I received a score and parts for a terzetto for three violas by Boaz Avni written in 1996. It looks playable and reasonably tonal. The composer is happy to have it freely copied. So if you would like your own copy, please email
and I'll send you a copy as a PDF attachment. We hope to give it a whirl at the viola day.
SAVE OUR VIOLA SOCIETY !
- KEEPING THE WEBSITE GOING TO CO-ORDINATE EVENTS AND SHARE NEWS
- OPEN A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT (WHICH NOW EXISTS - SEE LINKS) - WE NEED "FRIENDS" BADLY.
WE WELCOME YOUR IDEAS, AND HOPE THAT YOU WILL PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT BY EMAILING
, AND COMING TO THE VIOLA PARTY IN AUGUST.
WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO SAVE THE SOCIETY.
PLEASE, PLEASE TWITTER AND TWEET. TELL YOUR FRIENDS. LOOK UP THE NEW FACEBOOK ENTRY FOR THE WELSH VIOLA SOCIETY, AND HELP TO MAKE SURE THAT IT HAS A FUTURE. AND GET IN TOUCH!
You are cordially invited to join our group dedicated to supporting the viola cause everywhere. For the first time in the long history of Wales, a Welsh Viola Society has been formed.
The Welsh Viola Society has already been accepted as a provisional member of the International Viola Society (IVS) and is dedicated to supporting the viola cause, as well as having some fun exploring the rich, untapped vein of music for viola ensembles.
On the 15th July 2007 the first Annual General Meeting and Viola Day was held in Machynlleth, the ancient capital of Wales. Follow the newsletter link for more details.
Only in the last century has the viola achieved any sort of prominence thanks to new works by contemporary composers, by the rise of many top class soloists, and by the encouragement, enthusiasm, scholarship, and hard work of the International Viola Society and its members. The IVS was formed originally in Austria and Germany and now has affiliated societies across the world. The UK branch sadly no longer exists, and so we invite you to the first event of the Welsh Viola Society. Apart from being a worthy cause, and discounts on much useful material, there are many other advantages of membership of the IVS. For more information, visit their website at http://www.viola.com/ivs/