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"The World of the String Quartet" from In the Key of Strawberry

Posted by Arnold Steinhardt on Oct 15, 2018 10:49:08 AM

Editor's Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Arnold Steinhardt's blog In the Key of Strawberry and is republished with permission. Steinhardt is the founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet and the author of two books: Violin Dreams and Indivisible by Four. For more stories visit here or follow on Twitter.

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Topics: Chamber music, String Quartet, In the Key of Strawberry, Classical Music

How to Bring Music into Your Busy Life

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jun 27, 2018 12:21:00 PM

There are more people who miss playing music than there are people who actually do play music. There are countless reasons for not going back to playing, including fear, lack of time, bad memories from childhood experiences, not knowing others who may be playing partners; the list is endless. The common thread running through all these stories is the regret most people express for no longer participating in an activity that they once enjoyed so thoroughly.

SHAR is so happy to be partnering with Associated Chamber Music Players to encourage people to get back into music making! For over 70 years, ACMP has passionately advocated for and led efforts to help people realize their dreams of getting back into playing with others. ACMP’s latest resource in this effort is author Amy Nathan . . . read ACMP executive director, Jennifer Clarke’s, interview with Amy Nathan, and how her new book, Making Time for Making Music (available at SHAR!) offers both inspiring stories, as well practical expert advice, in how you can get back into the most enjoyable and rewarding experience possible – making music with others!

Val Jaskiewicz

Editor's Note: The following Q&A transcript by Jennifer Clarke originally appeared on the Associated Chamber Music Player's website and is republished with permission. Click here to learn more about this organization and its members.

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Topics: ACMP, Music Careers, Ensemble Playing, Blog, Strings, Chamber music

Introduction to Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP)

Posted by Val Jaskiewicz on May 14, 2018 11:07:59 AM

SHAR is excited to announce a new partnership with Associated Chamber Music Players, encouraging everyone to experience the joys of playing chamber music while enjoying special benefits from SHAR. The following blog describes one violinist’s experience with chamber music, his journey away from his violin, and back again.

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Topics: Chamber music, Classical Music, SHAR Ann Arbor, Blog, String Community, SHAR, Flexible Ensembes, Ensemble Playing

Red Shoe Company: An Arts Collective on a Mission of Happiness!

Posted by Guest Blogger on Nov 9, 2017 2:06:04 PM

Violinist Teagan Faran’s unique vision combines great music, virtuosic performance, artistic collaboration and community involvement. Red Shoe Company is the product of this vision. SHAR is proud to support this incredible ensemble of talented and dedicated musicians, in concert on Sunday, November 19. Don’t miss it! Read more about Teagan Faran’s Mission of Happiness, in her own words...

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Topics: Performance, Chamber music, String Community

"A Heavenly Length" by Arnold Steinhardt

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jan 11, 2016 10:41:24 AM

The Guarneri String Quartet (photo by Erwin Fischer) and Charles Avsharian

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Topics: Chamber music, Schubert, Arnold Steinhardt

"Going Home" -- Dvorak and America

Posted by Alberta Barnes on Apr 27, 2012 9:52:00 AM

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Topics: Violin, Viola, Cello, Classical Music, Music History, Chamber music, Dvorak

Dvorak's String Quartet No. 12: Is There Anything American About It?

Posted by Joseph Chapman on Apr 25, 2012 1:22:00 PM

In this week's letter to the violinist Alberta Barnes, I try to figure out what's so American about Dvořák's String Quartet No. 12. 
 

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Topics: Violin, Cello, Classical Music, Music History, Chamber music, Dvorak

SHAR's 3rd Annual String Quartet Competition

Posted by Alberta Barnes on Apr 17, 2012 11:50:00 AM

SHAR Music is proud to announce the winners of its third annual Quartet Competition!

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Topics: SHAR Apprentice, SHAR, String Community, Violin, Viola, Cello, Beethoven, Schubert, Auditions, High School, Performance, Classical Music, Parents, Strings, Education, Chamber music, Dvorak

Interview with Charith Premawardhana, Founder of Classical Revolution

Posted by Alberta Barnes on Apr 13, 2012 7:00:00 AM

This week I had the privilege of speaking with Charith Premawardhana about Classical Revolution, a national movement which brings live classical music into accessible venues.

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Topics: Classical Music, Classical Revolution, Chamber music

Letters from a Violinist: Mendelssohn's Octet

Posted by Alberta Barnes on Apr 3, 2012 9:54:00 AM

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Topics: Violin, Classical Music, Strings, Mendelssohn, Chamber music

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