Summer Strings

CoMA AllComers Summer School

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Summer Strings Saturday 16th - Friday 22nd August 2014

For experienced, less experienced and late starter musicians

Summer Strings offers a total of 18 options for string players. Music for string orchestra includes the Bach Violin concerto in A minor, Gorecki Divertimento for Strings, Purcell The Cold Genius, Handel Ombra mai fu  Michael  Nyman Timelapse, Piazzolla’s Libertango, Satie Musique d'ameublement, Suk Serenade for Strings and John Tavener Petra for choir and string orchestra Masterclasses. A dedicated strand of cello ensemble options includes masterclasses in the Bach and other baroque suites, Villa Lobos' Preludio from Bachianus Brasiliaras and workshops of new music for mixed ability cello ensembles.

Additional options offer workshops, masterclasses and performance opportunities in composition, music theatre, vocal and instrumental contemporary music, piano and percussions. The Summer Strings also includes a comprehensive programme of evening concerts and cabarets

Whether you choose to play string music only, or to mix and match – Summer Strings offers a friendly,  vibrant and inspiring atmpsphere in which to mingle, make music and friends . Full details  including an option table to help you choose what you want to do are available from info [at] coma [dot] org or at info [at] coma [dot] org (

Day students are welcome. Residential options offer camping to single occupancy rooms instudent hostels or mansion-based ensuite accommodation. Prices from £380 (self-catering day visitor) through £590 (half board in standard single room) to £790 (full board in an ensuite single room). Completed application form and £60 deposit secures a place.  Early booking is advised since places on many of the options are strictly limited.