2018 Techne Music Festival
Since the founding of Techne Music, the focus has been on small ensemble groups. This year, we are focusing on a large chamber group: The String Orchestra. To keep in the chamber music spirit, we will be performing the String Orchestra Arrangement of Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8, and the enchanting Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla. The orchestra will be lead by the Techne Faculty, and without conductor. Two-time Sphinx Competition laureate Jessie Montgomery will be the soloist for the Piazzolla. Both Ms. Montgomery and the Techne Faculty will be giving solo masterclasses throughout the festival.
In addition, the Techne Music Festival will be holding a concerto competition for Techne students on the first day of the festival. The winner will perform a solo with the Techne Orchestra on the final concert. See Auditions for the Concerto Competition repertoire and guidelines.