2010 Castleton Festival Orchestra with Maestro Lorin Maazel

2010 Castleton Festival Orchestra with Maestro Lorin Maazel
2010 Castleton Festival Orchestra
The Castleton Festival was inaugurated in 2009 by Artistic Director Lorin Maazel. The orchestral program and symphonic concerts were among the most successful and popular elements of the Festval and will be expanded substantially for 2010. The Festival Orchestra will provide players for more than a dozen fully staged opera performances, which remain at the heart of the Festival program, as well as four symphonic concerts and several reading sessions as part of the Lorin Maazel Conducting Master Class program. The Festival anticipates adding more formal chamber music activities for instrumentalists and will again offer coaching by leading players in their field.
Who: Up to 80 young instrumentalists will be chosen to participate in the 2010 Castleton Festival Orchestra. The ideal candidates are graduate-level conservatory students or emerging professionals, though exceptional undergraduates will be considered. The maximum age is 32. Past Castleton young artist programs have drawn on players from the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Shepherd School of Music, the Royal College of Music, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas and the New World Symphony, among many other institutions. Although the Festival Orchestra will have an international representation, those positions are filled by invitation only through partnerships instated by the Festival. All direct applicants must be legal residents of the United States through July 2010.
What: The range of activities will include four symphonic concerts, chamber music and the opportunity to play in the pit for one or more Festival’s chamber opera productions. Additionally, the Festival Orchestra will participate in 2-3 conducting master classes session, as well as a full series of sectional and tutti rehearsals for the concert programs. Coaching by distinguished professionals in the field will also be offered throughout the period.
When: June 20 – July 25, 2010, inclusive, though some personnel may be needed for a slightly shorter period.
Repertoire to include: Operatic/staged repertoire to include
Puccini: Il Trittico (complete)
Stravinsky: L’histoire du Soldat
Britten: The Turn of the Screw
De Falla: El retablo de Maese Pedro (Master Peter’s Puppet Show)
Symphonic repertoire to be announced shortly.
How to apply: Please submit a current CV or résumé and brief cover letter, containing at least one professional reference. Exceptional applicants being considered for principal positions may be asked to either audition in New York during the last week of January 2010 or to submit an audition DVD.
Send materials to: orchestra@castletonfestival.org or by mail to:
The Châteauville Foundation
60 West 66th Street, #32-I
New York, NY 10023;
Attn: Douglas Beck, Executive Director
Application Deadline: review of initial applications will begin after January 15, 2010. Thereafter, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
Practical details: The Festival will provide a stipend for travel expenses, and all meals and accommodations on or near the Festival site, a 550-acre farm in the Piedmont foothills of Virginia (Rappahannock County), about 60 miles from Washington, DC. The Festival does not offer any other form of compensation or stipend. There are no fees to participate or to apply.
Castleton Farms offers a range of recreational amenities including tennis courts, two outdoor pools, an indoor pool and spa (sauna and steam room), a two-lane bowling alley, several ponds and six miles of paths through rolling countryside.

2010 Castleton Festival Orchestra with Maestro Lorin Maazel2010 Castleton Festival Orchestra
The Castleton Festival was inaugurated in 2009 by Artistic Director Lorin Maazel. The orchestral program and symphonic concerts were among the most successful and popular elements of the Festval and will be expanded substantially for 2010. The Festival Orchestra will provide players for more than a dozen fully staged opera performances, which remain at the heart of the Festival program, as well as four symphonic concerts and several reading sessions as part of the Lorin Maazel Conducting Master Class program. The Festival anticipates adding more formal chamber music activities for instrumentalists and will again offer coaching by leading players in their field.
Who: Up to 80 young instrumentalists will be chosen to participate in the 2010 Castleton Festival Orchestra. The ideal candidates are graduate-level conservatory students or emerging professionals, though exceptional undergraduates will be considered. The maximum age is 32. Past Castleton young artist programs have drawn on players from the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Shepherd School of Music, the Royal College of Music, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas and the New World Symphony, among many other institutions. Although the Festival Orchestra will have an international representation, those positions are filled by invitation only through partnerships instated by the Festival. All direct applicants must be legal residents of the United States through July 2010.
What: The range of activities will include four symphonic concerts, chamber music and the opportunity to play in the pit for one or more Festival’s chamber opera productions. Additionally, the Festival Orchestra will participate in 2-3 conducting master classes session, as well as a full series of sectional and tutti rehearsals for the concert programs. Coaching by distinguished professionals in the field will also be offered throughout the period.
When: June 20 – July 25, 2010, inclusive, though some personnel may be needed for a slightly shorter period.
Repertoire to include: Operatic/staged repertoire to include
Puccini: Il Trittico (complete)Stravinsky: L’histoire du SoldatBritten: The Turn of the ScrewDe Falla: El retablo de Maese Pedro (Master Peter’s Puppet Show)Symphonic repertoire to be announced shortly.
How to apply: Please submit a current CV or résumé and brief cover letter, containing at least one professional reference. Exceptional applicants being considered for principal positions may be asked to either audition in New York during the last week of January 2010 or to submit an audition DVD.
Send materials to: orchestra@castletonfestival.org or by mail to:
The Châteauville Foundation60 West 66th Street, #32-INew York, NY 10023;Attn: Douglas Beck, Executive Director
Application Deadline: review of initial applications will begin after January 15, 2010. Thereafter, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
Practical details: The Festival will provide a stipend for travel expenses, and all meals and accommodations on or near the Festival site, a 550-acre farm in the Piedmont foothills of Virginia (Rappahannock County), about 60 miles from Washington, DC. The Festival does not offer any other form of compensation or stipend. There are no fees to participate or to apply.
Castleton Farms offers a range of recreational amenities including tennis courts, two outdoor pools, an indoor pool and spa (sauna and steam room), a two-lane bowling alley, several ponds and six miles of paths through rolling countryside.
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