QUOTE(barry-clari @ Oct 19 2011, 08:05 PM)
QUOTE(balu114 @ Oct 19 2011, 08:00 PM)
I have never been forum events before, so I am planning to start with this event! Should be fun from what I have read...
I did read the link about forum events but can some one enlighten me about the etiqutte in these forums. Such as what to expect, length of pieces, number of pieces, time of arrival, when to leave, can we record the playing etc.
I am currently attempting Adagio from Crussell Concerto No. 2 (Eb Major)...I think I will play this one. Should I have to arrange my own accompanist?
A lot of your questions will be better answered by muzikalbadger (as she's organiser, and different events have different timings).
You can expect many forum (and non-forum) members attending, playing various pieces both in solo and ensemble-y forms. Time limits for solos again vary : it's usually between 3-5 minutes - but muzikalbadger will know specifics for this.
There will usually be a few willing accompanists around, but you'll need to specify that you want one on the application form.
Forum events are fun : hope you can come to this one! I am intending to make the 450 mile or so journey north...
Hi Balu!! It would be great to have you at our event!!! Barry - as usual has actually answered most of your questions perfectly!!
I think we shall stick to the limits we had last year which was 5 minutes per person. This can include 1 piece, several pieces, 1 solo and a duet... whatever you can fit into the 5 mins really!! If you opt to play more than one piece they will probably be split up in the programme.
Accompanists can and will be provided, as long as you ask for one on the form and can post/email the accompaniment in plenty time to be practiced!! Especially as I seemed to do most of the accompanying last time (Accompanists are MORE than welcome!!)
Start/finish time will be confirmed closer to the event, but will be roughly 10am-6pm ish, with a meal afterwards for anyone who wishes to join us!! There will be a webpage put up at the start of next year with all the relevant information on it
Usually we ask that no photos are taken during the final performance of everything, so as not to distract the performers, and I think to record anyone you would need to specifically ask the person/s involved in playing any particular piece - it would be their decision whether they would be happy with that or not. I probably wouldn't be if it was me!
There will be ensembles to get involved in - these are just turn up on the day and get stuck into some easy-ish sightreading!! and are based on the instruments and abilities of the people involved. Anyone who wants to be involved can be accommodated regardless of level.
If you have any other questions, even if you think they seem silly!! just drop me a pm
Hope you can make it!!! Last year was my first forum event too, and I was organising it!! I asked MILLIONS of questions! But its great fun, and i'm sure you would love it!!