A NEW GROUP and Class starting SOON
String Chamber Group: Come join Dedham School of Music's inaugural Adult String Chamber group. We will start with a 6 week session meeting on Tuesday evenings 7-8:30pm September 21st through October 26th. Cost of the program: $100. Come spend the evening making music! Registration: email@example.com
Great Pianists and Performances of the 20th century
At the turn of the 19th century, the piano was still the most complex mechanism widely used in the western world. This relic from a different era still enchants and inspires many and is used to display wild feats of virtuosity, intellect, and human expression. In this class, we will explore great performances by great pianists of the 20th century. Together, we will enhance our ability to listen and discuss music by distinguishing between the elements of a composition and the way that it is performed.
This class will meet over zoom four times on Thursdays (Sept 2, 9, 16, and 23) 6:00-6:45pm. The class is intended for adults and young adults who are enthusiastic about listening to and discussing classical piano music. Headphones are recommended. Fee is $50 for this 4 week session. If interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dedham Community Band under the direction of Jenn Allen Zevos will be starting up next month. Sign up for the band is ongoing. Here's a link to their recent spring piece "Remember Me" from Disney's Coco: https://youtu.be/zfGKEfKVx94
And here's the link to the Dedham Community Chorus performing a virtual choir piece: "Dream a Little Dream" : https://youtu.be/YsRnSV5BJpg. The chorus will be on hiatus these next few months. Check our News of Note and Website for when it will return.
What are you doing Wednesday (8/25) afternoon at 2pm? Stop by the Farmers Market in front of First Parish on High St. and hear a performance by our Jazz Workshop under the leadership of Joseph Borsellino Jr, and Tony Irons. Tony and Joseph worked with 6 DSM students throughout the summer who learned about jazz, improvisation, theory, and performance. Members of the jazz workshop: Lugh Cunningham, Mannix Esteban, Colleen Kelly, Matthew LeBlanc, and Aidan Smith. Our Executive Director, Jody Pongratz, had fun too when she sat in on the piano during one of the workshop sessions
Adam Merrill, one of our piano faculty members just received Honorable Mention in the Medici International Music Competition for his performance of Franz Liszt’s transcription of the Love-Death scene from Tristan und Isolde alongside Paderewski’s Nocturne in B-flat major. :)
Congratulations to the DSM Bookkeeper, Teresa Reis whose daughter Lauren was married at The Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton, MA. Here is a photo of mother and daughter:
Thanks to DSM faculty Laura Sousa Wagner and Josh Jandreau for teaching music classes at the Horizons Summer program at Dedham Country Day School. The Executive Director there made note to say one of the students from one of the first violin classes was back as a camp counselor this year. And she continued to play violin throughout her school days as a result of being introduced to it by DSM at Horizons!