Monday 4 to Wednesday 6 November 2019
Artemis Brass will involve children and teachers directly in these workshops with opportunities to conduct the ensemble, exercises in buzzing like brass players, opportunities to try instruments and with call and response rhythmical interactions.
During the course of the workshop students will also learn about different periods and styles of music as well as demonstrations of how each instrument operates and how mutes and other external factors can influence the unique sound of each instrument.
Relating to the title of the project the workshop will feature music from fugues by J.S Bach to Bernstein’s West Side Story as well as introducing children iconic composers such as Haydn, Verdi and Rimsky-Korsakov along the way. Other subjects discussed will include the Classical period and Beethoven’s introduction of trombones to the orchestra, Opera and how brass playing is similar to the use of the voice; 20th century music and the influence of jazz; and how folk music from different countries and accents can shape the music of our own countries.
Hailing from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Artemis Brass features many of the island’s leading orchestral and chamber musicians who delight audiences with their superb musicianship and love of live performance. Artemis Brass consists of: David Collins and Pamela Stainer [trumpets], Jacqueline McCarthy [French horn], Ross Lyness [trombone] and Les Neish [tuba].