Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Intro to Kemanche - "Things with Strings" continues!

RI Fiddle Project students were visited by Iranian musician Nima Jan and his kemanche last week.  He spoke with students about the ways it is similar to a violin, played a piece with small groups of students, and gave them each chance to try playing the kemanche. 

Looking forward to our 3rd and final part of the Things with Strings series on March 14th when we will be introduced to an erhu! 
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A visit from the Nelson Quartet

Three members of the Nelson String Quartet came to visit RI Fiddle Project as a part of our "Things with Strings" series last week.
The Nelson String Quartet's members are all Community MusicWorks graduates, now at different colleges, who still get together to create and perform great music, including some of their own arrangements. 
One of these arrangements was created especially for their visit to us last week: we heard a trio version of Swallowtail Jig, with a unique baseline for our students to learn.
Students had lots of questions for the Nelson Quartet - hopefully we'll see them again soon with all four members!

Things with Strings continues next week with a visit from Persian musician Nima Jan, who will be bringing his kemanche to share with students, families and visitors. 
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