Upcoming News & Events
This session is sponsored in part by Whole Foods Market (Boulder, CO on Baseline). They will be providing snacks and drinks for our meetup. A big "Thank You" to Adam Riggs for moderating our August session!
We have a lot of exciting events planned and news to share! But first, we would like to welcome back our Music Director, Clayton Vaughn, to Colorado after his summer absence to attend Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts. Tanglewood is a renowned summer music intensive program by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where Clayton participated as a "Cello Fellow" in the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. For more information regarding Tanglewood and his concerts, visit his website here.
- YouTube Channel - videos of our last session on August 29th have been posted to our YouTube channel. We've recorded Yesterday and St. Anthony's Chorale arranged by Cello Expressions, and Gymnopedie No. 1 arranged by Yellow Cello Music. Check it out!
- Holiday Recital - the wait is over! Music and rehearsal dates have been selected. Please RSVP on our meetup site if you would like to participate in our Holiday Recital here. We will send you the password to access the music and other information regarding our rehearsals. We will be playing for the lovely folks at Golden West Senior Living in Boulder and The Academy Retirement Community.
Holiday Recital Dates:
*Rehearsals will be on Sunday:
*We may add or remove rehearsal dates depending on how the group feels about the pieces. Dates and times are subject to change depending on the availability of participating members.
- Improvisation Mini-Workshop with Phil Norman - We're laying the groundwork for members who have never played jazz or improvisation, but want to start learning, so members can join our jazz play-ins once those sessions begin! This workshop will focus on learning tune melodies and chords, improvisation, and playing with respect for your health and body. A fee will be assessed to join this series.
Phil also helps to produce and performs in The Blind Cafe, and award winning, community awareness concert and dinner in the pitch dark. He has also appeared as a guest with bands such as Elephant Revival, Heather Marie-Philip, Derek Hart, and Astoria Boulevard in New York.
The date and time of this workshop will be posted on our Meetup site once the event details have been finalized. For more information on Phil, visit his website at: www.GravityCello.com.
- Beginner Ensemble Series with Clayton Vaughn - This 3-part series is for beginner to intermediate adult cellists to learn how to play in a group ensemble. We are aware that many adult beginners have not had the chance to play with others. This series will help cellists feel more comfortable joining our Play-in sessions; whereas our guided Play-ins are geared to have FUN and is not meant to provide individual instruction or lessons, this series will be geared towards ensemble skills and instruction to play with others; with the goal that more "beginner" cellists are able to join our sessions with more confidence and play comfortably with others. This series is not required to join our Play-ins. A fee will be assessed to join this series.
- January Wine Tasting & Play-in Session - what a great pairing! To celebrate the the New Year, we have planned for a free wine tasting for members and their friends and family! Friends and family are also welcome to stay and watch the session in a fun, and relaxed play-in session.
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, members and volunteers, and please keep the feedback and suggestions coming!
~The BCP Team