Edward Torgerson, Organizer
Open and Informal Chamber Music Play-Ins
Thursday April 3rd
Tuesday April 8th
Thursday April 24th
Chicago Area Chamber Musicians' MeetUp
Group- Open and informal chamber music play-in sessions.
We now have two pianos at Evanston, Hinsdale, & Lincolnshire!
I'll set up the first groups and
you can mix it up from there based on who comes. Let me know if you have a
group or are looking for a group that wants to work on something specific.
The Northwest Symphony Orchestra Association is scheduling a number of chamber music open house Play-In sessions using the Amateur Chamber Music Players guidelines (ACPM.net.) These and additional events such as parties and performances will be announced on ACMP's network, Chicago Area Chamber Musicians Meet-Up Group Page, and posted here. Several rooms will be available for ensembles ranging in size from duets to chamber orchestras. Play-Ins are open to members and non-members alike on a pre-registry basis, process to be determined. Non-members who are not sure who to play with or what to play can check out the ACMS self-rating system and include that in their registry for assistance and read the repertoire suggestions below.
Musicians are encouraged to bring their own sheet music. Pieces to be played are determined by the musicians attending and may be pre-determined or changed as they see fit. Public domain music is also available for download at the IMSLP Petrucci Music Library.
You may be with a string quintet, quartet, or trio for the first session. If
you are unfamiliar with the repertoire, I would suggest
& piano quintet and
with strings. You are
encouraged to try to organize your own group for the second session.
repertoire list for parts that I have printed out.
See the repertoire list for parts that I have printed out.
String Players: Let me know if you are more comfortable being placed in a group with easier-to-read material. I now have several portfolios of intermediate level quartets and arrangements. I would suggest starting with the public domain quartet albums of Gruenberg Sitt, and Pochon, Haydn's Opus 1 & Opus 2, and Mozart's K155-157 & K168-170.
I have assembled a large and growing library for many different ensembles at a variety of levels, (click here for lists by ensemble.) I also have many digital libraries from CD Sheet Music and the Clarinet Institute (see below). Additionally, I also have arrangements for mixed duets, mixed trios, and string quartets by Last Resort Music.
Due to the size of the library, I will not be able to bring everything to each event. If there any pieces that you would like to try from the library lists below, please request them in a timely manner and I will be happy to print out and bring them.
Printed and Published Libarary List by ensemble (portfolios, collections, & individual works.
The Northwest Symphony Orchestra is an all volunteer