STRINGS & ORCHESTRA/CHAMBER GROUP
This festival is a celebration of all string instruments and repertoire as well as orchestra and chamber group music.
Performers will have access to a room where they can unpack and tune their instruments prior to performing on the stage.
Before performing, the adjudicator secretary will first call members of the recital group on stage and then collect their original music books and/or scores to give to the adjudicator.
Memorization is not mandatory, however, scores may be adjusted accordingly.
Performances on the stage are arranged as in a recital. So members of the "group" will sit on the stage with their instruments awaiting their turn to perform. (a typical recital group is 4-8 performers.)
After performing, the performer returns to his/her seat on stage awaiting the adjudication. During the adjudication, the adjudicator will address the group as whole and each performer with constructive and encouraging comments. If time allows, the adjudicator may also do some workshop and masterclass activities with the performers individually and/or together.
No grades are ever announced: these are confidential and will never be released without written permission.
The focus of the recital is on performance--not competition. Performers should be encouraging and complimentary to each other as this festival is first and foremost a celebration of individual and group achievement in music!
After the recital, the adjudicator secretary will return the music to the performers along with a confidential percentage grade and written comments.
Once everyone in the recital group has received their music and written evaluations/grade, they leave the performance stage area and can return to the audience to watch more of the festival.
The results of the competition will be released a day or two after the festival is completed. Awards and scholarships will be handed out at the Gala Concert. The decision of the adjudicator in all cases is final and binding.
Participants, who are selected by the adjudicator, as provincial nominees will be contacted and offered competitor, or merited positions for the BC Provincial Festival.
The Orchestra and Chamber Groups Festival will be held in the evening, and will also have access to a room where they can unpack and warm up their instruments prior to performing.
Orchestras and Chamber Groups will complete their performance as in one short concert program (15 minutes). Then, the adjudicator will address the group and may have time for some workshop/master class activities with the group.
After the adjudication, the group is free to join the rest of the audience and cheer on the other orchestras and chamber groups in the festival.