Today the practice sheds were filled with the sounds of pianos, oboes, euphoniums and more as the students entered their first full day of workshops, masterclasses, and daily practice routines. This evening the students enjoyed a marvelous faculty recital at Trinity Church featuring Eric Ruske, Director of the Horn Workshop. The program included works by Alexander Glazunov, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, and Vittorio Monti. Thomas Weaver accompanied on piano and Horn Assistant Kristen Sienkiewicz joined Professor Ruske for one selection.
Other faculty performances later this week will include recitals by Terry Everson, Director of the Trumpet Workshop; Mike Roylance, Director of the Tuba/Euphonium Workshop; and the acclaimed Muir String Quartet. This Friday and Sunday evening, Yo-Yo Ma will be performing with the Silk Road Ensemble at Ozawa Hall on the Tanglewood Main Grounds- a performance that the students are granted entry to with the presentation of their season pass.
Outside the many musical performances this week, there are also quite a few activities and programs planned to give the students the opportunity to get off campus and take advantage of all the wonderful experiences the Berkshires have to offer! Just this week there will be a 2.5 mile hike up October Mountain, the first yoga class led by Kripalu trained yogis, a trip to Jacob's Pillow Dance, a private tour of the Lenox Library archives, and a bus trip to Walmart so students can pick up any of those last-minute items they might have left behind.
It has been a great first day, and we are looking forward to a wonderful first week!
Click the link below to view photos from tonight's faculty recital!