Topic: Bel Canto Summer Orchestral Institute in Italy June 25-July 29
In association with the State University of New York, College at New Paltz (SUNY/New Paltz), the Bel Canto Institute Orchestral Summer Program and Orchestral Youth Division Summer Program will be held in Florence, Italy. Instrumentalists will be chosen by means of audition to participate in the program which will not only encompass the musical aspects of style and tradition, but other essential historical and cultural elements which influenced the entire era. The participants will receive private lessons, full orchestral rehearsals, sectional rehearsals, and performance classes on style and tradition. In addition, participants will perform in one-three concert performances in public venues in Florence. Italian language classes will be taught through La Scuola Leonardo da Vinci and college credit may be obtained through the Language Immersion Institute of SUNY/New Paltz. All participants will be housed with families, double-occupancy rooms, shared baths. Single rooms are available at additional cost. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the host families. All music classes will be held at Il Trillo music school, a short walk from La Scuola Leonardo da Vinci.