Tanglewood Music Center Master Classes
These documentary style videos were shot this past summer during Tanglewood 's 75th Anniversary Season and feature one master class led by BSO concertmaster Malcolm Lowe and another led by principal trumpet Thomas Rolfs and second trumpet Benjamin Wright. These master classes offer an unprecedented view into the dynamic teaching that has taken place at Tanglewood for close to 75 years at the TMC, one of the worlds leading teaching institutions for young musicians of exceptional ability.
In addition, a third video features a TMC Orchestra performance of Stravinsky's Petrushka (1911 version) led by conductor Stefan Asbury, filmed in its entirety on July 23, 2012, in Seiji Ozawa Hall.
Tanglewood Music Center Trumpet Master Class
The class led by Thomas Rolfs, a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow in 1978, and second trumpet Benjamin Wright, a TMC Fellow in 1996 and 1997, features instruction in playing within a section. This class is designed to enhance trumpet players' perception of how they sound to an audience, their role within the brass section, and how a trumpet section sounds within a musical space.
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Tanglewood Music Center Violin Master Class
Malcolm Lowe, the Boston Symphony's concertmaster, leads a violin master class focusing on orchestral excerpts and auditions. "The excerpt/audition class is to help our students hone their musical and technical skills to a point where they can perform well in that critical ten minutes of time, the audition," Mr. Lowe says. "The goal is to give them the knowledge of the music, approach, and insights into practicing to achieve success not only at the audition, but as great contributors to the team after joining an orchestra."
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Stefan Asbury conducts the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra