Chamber Music

Fellows participate in substantial chamber music projects, coached by distinguished resident faculty, BSO members, and internationally renowned guests.
Chamber music master-classes are held throughout the summer. In past summers, guest coaches and master teachers have included by Yo-Yo Ma, Thomas Adès, Emanuel Ax, Garrick Ohlsson, and Pamela Frank.

Chamber concerts occur regularly every Sunday morning and Saturday evening, with additional concerts scheduled throughout the summer. All applicants should be aware of the TMC's considerable emphasis on CONTEMPORARY MUSIC, featured prominently in recitals throughout the summer and particularly during the world-renowned Festival of Contemporary Music. (Check out a TMC chamber music performance!)

At the start of the summer, different non-orchestral projects allow the various sections of the orchestra to establish the musical and collegial bonds that will carry them through the summer...

All violinists, violists, and cellists begin their summer with the eight-day String Quartet Seminar, an intensive workshop that explores this repertoire from Haydn through the 20th century. The seminar is led by current and former members of the Juilliard String Quartet, as well as TMC Chamber Music Head and Concord String Quartet alumnus Norman Fischer. Participants concentrate exclusively on the study of pre-assigned quartets in groups carefully constructed by the faculty in advance of the summer. Master-classes are held throughout the seminar, which concludes with a marathon concert.

Other sections of the orchestra begin their summer with ensemble work. This includes an annual brass and percussion concert, woodwind repertoire readings and performances of works such as divertimenti and serenades. Additionally, each year the TMC commissions new works for brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, and double bass septet.