Conducting masterclass with Johannes Schlaefli

Course Instructor: Professor Johannnes Schlaefli
Assistant: James Lowe, England

This course is designed for professional conductors and advanced conducting students. A maximum of 15 active participants will be admitted onto the course and each participant will have approximately 180 minutes of podium time. In total there are three final concerts and 5 active participants will conduct in each concert.

Within the course, there will be one-on-one video analysis, class meetings andcoaching in front of the orchestra and all sessions will be tailored specifically to the needs of theindividual. Rehearsal technique and concert preparation are also important aspects that will be covered.

Please note that in the registration form, the participant should select four preferences of works/movements they wish to conduct in the final concert. All participants however, are expected to be familiar with the entire course repertoire.

Wherepossible these preferences will be granted, nonetheless other works or movements outside of these preferences may be allocated. The ultimate decision regarding repertoire will be made by the course instructor and no further appeal will be considered.

All Participants will be housed (in single rooms) in a centrally located 3*** Hotel. 
Accomodation, Breakfasts and Lunches are included in the course fee. 
Check in 20/08/2013, Check-out 02.09.2013

 

Program

(Monday and Tuesday: preparatory rehearsal work by Professor Johannes Schlaefli, with the Plovdiv Philharmonic)

Tuesday 
20.08.2013
Arrival
Wednesday 
21.08.2013
10:00-13:00 Rehearsal with Orchestra
14:30-16:30 Rehearsal with Orchestra
Thursday 
22.08.2013

10:00-13:00h Rehearsal with Chamber Ensemble
(2/2/2/2/1- 1.1.1.1. -1.1. Piano)

14:30-16:30 Rehearsal with Chamber Ensemble

Friday 
23.08.2013

10:00-13:00 Rehearsal with Orchestra
14:30-16:30 Rehearsal with Orchestra

Saturday 
24.08.2013
10:00-12:00 Orchestra (5 Participants) 
10:00-12:00 Work with 2 Pianos (5 participants) 
18:00-19:30 General Rehearsal 
20:00-21:00 Concert A (5 participants)
Sunday 
25.08.2013
Class Session
Monday 
26.08.2013

10:00-13:00 Rehearsal with Orchestra
14:30-16:30 Rehearsal with Orchestra

Tuesday 
27.08.2013

10:00-13:00 Rehearsal with Orchestra
14:30-16:30 Rehearsal with Orchestra

Wednesday 
28.08.2013
10:00-12:00 Orchestra (5 Participants) 
10:00-12:00 Work with 2 Pianos (5 participants) 
18:00-19:30 General Rehearsal 
20:00-21:00 Concert B (5 participants)
Thursday 
29.08.2013
Class Session
Friday 
30.08.2013

10:00-13:00 Rehearsal with Orchestra
14:30-16:30 Rehearsal with Orchestra

Saturday 
31.08.2013

10:00-13:00 Rehearsal with Orchestra
14:30-16:30 Rehearsal with Orchestra

Sunday 
01.09.2013
10:00-12:00 Orchestra (5 Participants) 
10:00-12:00 Work with 2 Pianos (5 participants) 
18:00-19:30 General Rehearsal 
20:00-21:00 Concert C (5 participants)
Monday 
02.09.2013
Departure
 

Works

Rossini Overture: Barber of Seville
Richard Wagner Prelude: Tristan and Isolde
Verdi Overture :La forza del destino 
(The Force of Destiny)
Beethoven Egmont Overture
Puccini Intermezzo Manon Lescault
Mascagni Intermezzo Cavalleria Rusticana(Rustic Chivalry)
Sibelius Valse triste
J. Strauss Overture: The Gypsy Baron
R. Strauss Don Juan
Rimski-Korassakow Scheherazade
M. Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
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