International Master Class for Orchestral Conducting August 2015

Sunday, August 30 to Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Konrad von Abel (director) & Filarmonica de Stat Târgu-Mureş, Târgu-Mureş (Romania)

Beyond the Sounds

The course is based on Sergiu Celibidache’s “Phenomenology of Music”. Konrad von Abel was the artistic assistant to Sergiu Celibidache at the Munich Philharmonic for more than 10 years.
The course is for students and conductors who are seeking a gateway to the intrinsic laws of music.

The class will be mainly held in English.

STAGE I (August 30 – September 2)
Participation in the rehearsals of Konrad von Abel with orchestra in the morning, followed by lessons in the afternoon and evening.
Working on aspects of “Musical Phenomenology” & conducting a quintet covering the course repertoire.

CONCERT of Konrad von Abel on September 3
F. Mendelssohn – Overture Fingal’s Cave (Hebrides)
R.Wagner – Siegfried Idyll
C. Debussy – Danse (orch. Ravel)
M. Ravel – Pavane pour une infunte défunte
Z. Kodály – Galanta Dances

STAGE II ( September 4/5/6/7/8 )
Work with the Philharmonic Orchestra Târgu-Mureş. Briefing after the classes.
Individual time periods for every student concerning to his capacities

REPERTOIRE of the class
J. Haydn Symphony no. 87 in A major
F. Schubert Symphony no. 5 in B flat major
W.A. Mozart Symphony no 41 in C major “Jupiter”
L. v. Beethoven Symphony no. 2 in D major
R. Schumann Symphony no. 2 in C major
J. Brahms Symphony no. 3 in F minor
C. Debussy Petite Suite (orch. Büsser)
M. Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin

Active Participants:
Maximal fee for active participants / optimum time in front of the orchestra: 1100 € / students 850 €
(550 € / students 420 € for participants from Romania)

Audition member:
250 € / students 170€
(120 € / students 80 € for participants from Romania)

Accommodation in a local hotel/double room is about 15 Euro per night and person.
We assist in finding hotels in Târgu-Mureş. Food is going very cheap.

JOURNEY from abroad
To Cluj-Napoca via aircraft and onwards with train to Târgu-Mureş (3h) or by bus (2h30). There are also direct flights from different European airports to Târgu-Mureş operated by Wizzair.

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