National Philharmonic Chamber Players

Come listen to the musicians of the National Philharmonic perform chamber music under the them of “Divergent Paths: Vienna at the Turn of the Century.”  Musicians featured on this program include National Philharmonic concertmaster, Colin Sorgi and Julius Wirth and Jaclyn Dorr on viola.  Lori Barnett will be one of the cellists. If you would like a ticket for a student under the age of 18 under the “kids free, all the time” program, please use the “RSVP” ticket request below.


The Year 1923

Maurice Ravel – Sonata no. 2 for Violin and Piano (1923-1927)

Léos Janacek – String Quartet no. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” (1923)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Piano Quintet in E Major, Op. 15 (1921-1923)

About The Program
The Year 1923: Three distinct musical voices, three brilliant masterpieces. King Tut’s Tomb reinvigorates an Egyptian Fascination. Adolph Hitler begins testing his boundaries. (Original) Yankee Stadium opens. Edwin Hubble realizes the universe extends much further than our own galaxy….. As the societal landscape around the globe began to shift radically at the beginning of the 20th century, composers Maurice Ravel, Leos Janacek and Erich Wolfgang Korngold were also drawing on vastly different inspirations. For Ravel, it was the rise of the jazz age. Janacek was reflecting on the turmoil and anguish in Leo Tolstoy’s novella “The Kreutzer Sonata” and Korngold, fresh off the success of his first major full-length opera and only in his 20s, was being hailed as Austria’s newest composer wunderkind.


Colin Sorgi, violin
Claudia Chudacoff, violin
Jaclyn Dorr, viola
Schuyler Slack, cello
Ryo Yanagitani, piano

Dalcroze Workshop with Jeremy Dittus

Jeremy Dittus returns to continue working with students and teachers.  There will be teacher training from 6:00-9:00 on Friday, May 5th. Classes for children will be held from 8:30 to 4:00 on Saturday, May 6th and additional teacher training will occur on Sunday, May 7th from 9:00am to noon.

Workshop Class Schedule: Each student will have ONE class which is arranged by age.

8:30 am-9:45 am Ages 4-5

9:45-11:00 am Ages 6-8

11:00 am-12:15 pm Ages 9-10

1:30-2:45 pm Ages 11-13

2:45-4:00 Ages 14-18

To pay for and register your child for a class, please click here.

What is Dalcroze™ Education?!

Education is a unique, exciting, and powerful way of knowing music through the body. The Dalcroze™ approach explores musical concepts through social and interactive methods that invite students to trust their ideas and develop their own intuitions. Eurhythmics™ courses nurture the imagination and unlock creativity through rhythmic movement and active listening. Solfège plays a key role in training the eyes and ears to instantly respond to musical notation. Improvisation engages the spirit of play to facilitate enlivened music making according to the student’s own invention: in movement, with the voice, or at an instrument. Dalcroze™ study makes music vivid for everyone, from young beginners though adult professionals.