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The educational instance is mainly aimed at musicians in training and teachers in the area.

After the success achieved in launching the 2020 season via streaming, the ensemble belonging to the Regional Symphony Orchestra Network of the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage has launched the program of activities for this second semester. It is about the cycles of master classes that will be carried out by the musicians of the regional cast during the months of July and August, free of charge, and with prior registration of the applicants.

The aforementioned initiative will take place every Wednesday, from 17:30 p.m. using the zoom platform, with a duration of 1 hour and a half; beginning next July 8th with French horn classes, by the new interpreter Gerson Pierotti. Subsequently, on the 15th it will be the turn of the trumpeters Sergio Fuentes Ibarra and Cristian Monreal Cortés; to continue on the 22nd with guided flute classes, led by Gerardo Bluhm Ceballos. Finally, the bold percussionist Pablo Pallero King, will be in charge of completing this first cycle of master classes on the 29th.

For those who have the responsibility to start this fascinating journey through the instrument, Gerson Pierotti shared part of the content that will be addressed in classes: “We are going to talk about techniques, routines and study times for the horn; learn about the beginnings and career of the brass instrumentalist, how studying at universities works and job opportunities; however, I intend this to be a hands-on class where active students can touch and show what they know. I am aware that many young cornistas in the region do not have a teacher; then it is a very good opportunity to participate in this instance, play, share with other cornistas and acquire a lot of information about the instrument, ”said the prominent performer by telephone.

The educational instance is mainly aimed at musicians in training (basic, intermediate and / or advanced level) and teachers in the area; with the aim of contributing to their musical knowledge and training, promoting from this pedagogical lesson; to the work of the symphonic ensemble and to social cohesion through cultural inclusion, for the integral development of the Coquimbo Region: “This invitation is also addressed to musical educators, because in Chile there are many educational institutions with musical groups, orchestras youth and children, war bands and all have many wind instruments and many of them are made of brass. So it will be important and very interesting that the teachers also register for the master class, because the information is never too much and it is a good opportunity to improve on the technique of teaching the bronze instrument, specifically the horn, which is a super instrument. difficult to teach ”, added the musician.

Music learning and virtual classroom

The captivating musical proposal will last until August; month where the second cycle of master classes will take place; this time, corresponding to the string family, where those interested can learn and approach different topics of study around the instrument. The classes will fall into the hands of Diego Álvarez Barra, next August 5 in cello; Cecilia Olmos Pujado with the teaching of the violin on the 12th; Polyana Brehmer Olivares will be in charge of instructing active students and listeners in the viola on the 19th; while, Paulina Elgueta Castillo and Leonardo Godoy Sepúlveda will be the ones to lower the curtain on this great educational-musical series on the 21st and 26th of that month.

As part of the application requirements, participants must enter www.sinfonicalaserena.cl and fill out the form displayed in the 'Online Classes' tab. Those who wish to present themselves as active students must indicate this at the time of application. 3 active participants per class will be selected and each will have 30 minutes to present a musical piece where they will work technically and interpretively with the teacher, using zoom, so they must have a good internet connection. The rest of the enrolled will be able to participate as listeners, learning from the class and consulting the teacher.

This season is carried out thanks to the financing granted by the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage since 2016, through a Gloss of the National Budget as part of the Network of Regional Professional Orchestras; added to the financing granted by the University of La Serena.

Written by Camila Pérez, ULS Symphony Orchestra