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Presenting 2020 Virtual Institute

Featuring star-studded classical musicians and educators

Bringing more than 60 musicians around the world together virtually

Caroga Arts Collective is presenting this year's Your Body is Your Strad programming through its 2020 Virtual Institute from June 2-13, 2020. More than sixty musicians from around the globe - as far as Japan, Turkey, and Hong Kong - have registered to participate!
MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and international soloist Jeremy Denk teaches a master class

Your Body Is Your Strad focuses on the importance of awareness to understand functions of the real instruments, your body and mind, to help maximize musical communication and minimize injury in performance through the Feldenkrais Method of exercise therapy used to reorganize connections between the brain and body to improve physical movement and psychological state.

The Virtual Institute will offer participants the opportunities to discover body awareness in performance, learn from cutting edge faculty and speakers, connect with world-class artists, and create a community with fellow musicians from around the world.

Master classes and presentations are led by star-studded musicians and educators including: Jeremy Denk, considered one of America's foremost pianists; Gary Hoffman, described as one of the outstanding cellists of our time; and Caroline Myss, a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker. Other sought-after faculty include Miriam Fried, Kim Kashkashian, Alban Gerhardt, and more.

Your Body is Your Strad is directed by Feldenkrais Practitioners Uri Vardi, cellist, and former flutist Hagit Vardi. The Virtual Institute will offer a live interactive two-week series of programming open to all instrumentalists and vocalists for students, educators and professionals from June 2nd through the 13th, 2020, Tuesdays through Saturdays with 45 hours of live interactive sessions via Zoom.

For more information and a full list of classes and faculty, please visit the Caroga Arts website.

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Lakeside Classics

We are excited to present to you a series of recorded CLMF performances from our archives! Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks, and enjoy our new selections below.
F.S. KELLY: Elegy for String Orchestra
Caroga Arts Ensemble

In response to recent events

"We had the honor of performing Dr. Daniel Roumain’s Rosa Parks Quartet last year during the 2019 Caroga Lake Music Festival season. We stand with him and fellow arts organizations in 'a Declaration and Affirmation of Love for Black People'.
As a fellow composer inspired by Daniel's words, I wanted to share a piece that I hope resonates with everyone during this time. This piece "Echoes Ring" was composed in 2018 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and MLK50. It was premiered by the wonderful students at the Chamber Music Connection and colleagues from various circles across the country." -Kyle Barrett Price
Kyle Barrett Price "Echoes Ring" (2018)
Chamber Music Connection Orchestra
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