VaCO Residential Winter Course 2017
Date: December 27, 2017 – December 30, 2017
Location: Cundall Manor School, North Yorkshire YO61 2RW
For returning participants, this traditional course between Christmas and New Year remains the highlight of the VaCO calendar, and the repertoire that our fabulous musical director, Xenophon Kelsey MBE, has selected is both challenging and immensely rewarding – for both player and audience.
Our residential course offers world-class training in orchestral and chamber music for advanced young musicians. We combine professional rehearsal techniques and standards of performance with a course that is enjoyable and friendly.
There will be two days of intensive rehearsals, before performing two concerts on consecutive nights within Yorkshire. VaCO courses are famous for being great fun – but they are also hard work and offer excellent musical experience.
Course fee: £130 – includes accommodation, food and concert transport
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante for Wind
Sibelius – Pelléas et Mélisande Suite
Respighi – Ancient Airs & Dances
Kevin Flynn Sub Principal Violin with BBC Philharmonic
Peter Dykes Associate Principal Oboe with Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Josh Hall – Oboe
Aaron Hartnell-Booth – Clarinet
Guylaine Eckersley – Bassoon
Billy Marshall – French Horn
2 double bass
3 French horns
Bookings are closed for this event.
VaCO courses were a unique chance for me to be able to explore a wide range of chamber music repertoire and to be coached by some outstanding musicians. Priced at a student-friendly rate, they were packed full of rehearsal and performance opportunities and offered the possibility to meet like-minded musicians, many of whom I still work with now. Owing to the high standard of playing and the friendly nature of both students and tutors, the courses were absolutely invaluable in making me the musician and the person that I am today.
Freelance orchestral oboe player