Orchestral Workshop - Aigle, Switzerland

NEW DATES: OCTOBER 22nd-25th, 2020

Our next orchestral session will take place again at the Aigle Castle from October 22nd to 25th, 2020. Four days of intensive work await participants in the rooms of the splendid medieval castle, surrounded by the Swiss Alps and vineyards, to prepare our final concert to be held on Sun October 25th at 4pm. This year's music programme will combine Schubert's 3rd Symphony and the orchestral version of Debussy's "Children's Corner".

Aigle is a small town of the Rhône river valley boasting good wine, a medieval area with a splendid 12th-century castle that hosts the Museum of vine, wine and labels. Located 20km from Montreux and beautiful Lake Geneva, 40km from Lausanne and 100km from Geneva (and its airport), Aigle is well connected by train and by the N9 highway (exit Aigle). The train station is a 15 minutes' walk from the castle where the workshop will take place.

Accommodation is optional and can be booked individually based on the "accommodation list" provided. Lunches are sadly not included this year in the workshop price in order to avoid large gatherings without distances... but we really hope to restore this lovely habits of ours next year! So participants staying in Aigle can meet freely for a dinner, a drink or self-organised chambre music.

Duration: 4 days / October 22nd-25th, 2020
Orchestra dimension: chambre

Programme: Schubert's 3rd Symphony in D major D200 + nr.3-4-5-6 of Debussy's "Children's Corner" (Caplet's version)

Schubert: 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2bs, 2hn, 2tp, timpani*, strings

Debussy: 2fl (of which one piccolo), 2ob, 2cl. 2bs, 4hn, 2tp, percussions*, harp*, strings

(* presence requested only on Saturday and Sunday)

Workshop cost: CHF 300.- / CHF 240.- for musicians under 26 y.o. / free for Montreux-Vevey's and Aigles's Conservatories pupils

Registration deadline: October 12th, 2020

Flutes, clarinets, horns, double basses and harp are full, but all other strings, 1 bassoon, 1 oboe, 1 trumpet and percussions are still welcome!