Molly Carr (viola) and Anna Petrova (piano) joined DC Strings Workshop Artistic Director Andrew Lee, in several public school residencies in the DMV region. In the residency, Carr-Petrova heard from student performers, the orchestra and other ensembles. They discussed their approach to practicing, inspiration and importance behind the music and tips for all.
The residency took them to Hammond Middle School in Alexandria, VA where they worked with middle school orchestra students. This beginner orchestra class featured a performance of students in the orchestra and ways to strengthen technique through fun exercises, with and without the instrument!
There also was a petting zoo at an elementary school (HD COOKE) in Washington, DC.
The program concluded with a residency and masterclass at the Duke Ellington School – Friday September 13th from 2pm – 4:30pm.
String and piano students performed for the artists and received feedback to improve their performance, technique and approach.
A sampling of some student Performers:
Jonah Hwang: Transcendental Etude No. 4, “Mazeppa” by Franz Liszt
Amiri Nash: Moment Musicaux, Op.16, No, 4 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
James Williams: Sonata No.11, Op.22, in B Flat Major by L.V. Beethoven