Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) Presents The Second Annual Live Stream Chamber Music Masterclass

Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) presents the second annual Live Stream Chamber Music Masterclass on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 2:30-4:30pm EST. The first Livestream Masterclass in 2018 reached 3,000 players - adult amateurs, professionals, and young musicians - around the globe. Building on the success of the 2018 Masterclass, the 2019 ACMP Livestream Masterclass will again offer an up-close opportunity for players wherever they are to engage and participate in this learning and playing opportunity.

ACMP embraces a new way to bring chamber music players together across the globe as Catalyst Quartet conducts back-to-back masterclass sessions with two learning quartets. A multi-camera crew will deliver every detail of the workshop in a close-up, real-time stream. Chamber music players wherever they are can participate in groups, ensembles, or individually on their computers and devices, gaining tips and insights into playing technique and interpretation on two chamber music works. Participants also interact throughout the session via a live chat feed, connecting with the event and each other. Online participants will fully experience the session as if they were in the room.

The 2019 Livestream Masterclass will feature exploration of a classical work and a contemporary work. Catalyst Quartet members will work with two high school student ensembles from New York City-based chamber music programs: The Chamber Music Center of New York:, and Face the Music at the Kaufman Center: The Chamber Music Center of New York's quartet will play Debussy, String Quartet in G Minor, Op.10, first movement, and the Face the Music quartet will perform the first movement of Nepomuk's Dances I - Arrival by Marcelo Zarvos, originally commissioned by ETHEL. Scores and parts are available for download from the ACMP website:

"ACMP is excited to build on the success of the 2018 ACMP LiveStream Masterclass, combining technology and the magic of music to bring together chamber music players across the globe to share in chamber music education and engagement" said Jennifer Clarke, ACMP Executive Director. Intended for adult amateur players and music students of all ages and levels, ACMP will provide a step-by-step guide for engaging in the masterclass either as an ensemble or individually. Live stream access will be available on February 16, 2019 at The event will close with a performance by Catalyst Quartet: Jessie Montgomery and Karla Donehew Perez, Violin; Paul Laraia, Viola; Karlos Rodriguez, Cello. The Quartet will play selections from Villa-Lobos, String Quartet No. 1, and their own arrangement of Piazzolla, Angel Suite.

For persons wishing to attend live, the masterclass will be streamed from National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, NYC. Tickets are FREE and reservations are required. For reservations visit: Seating is limited for live audience.

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