Week July 14-21
Week July 22-29
Orfeo Festival Adult Program/Chamber Music Holiday is a chance for amateur adult musicians to unravel their passion for music by making it with new friends and being surrounded by the enchanting landscape in the Italian Alps. The program will include adult students of string, piano and woodwind instruments and voice. The Adult Program is a part of the Orfeo Music Festival, allowing participants to interact with distinguished artists and the talented international music students attending and attend their daily concerts. Pre-formed or newly formed chamber groups will practice compositions by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, or Schubert among others. The coaching will be offered by the distinguished faculty artists of the Orfeo Festival Adult Program/Chamber Music Holiday participants will enjoy busy daily concert schedule and traditional Tyrolean hospitality. At the end of the week participants will reward our audiences with invigorating and inspired music making at the final afternoon concert. Adult participants will also have a choice of optional courses including Conducting and Secondary Piano.
*HEALTH PROGRAM AT ORFEO MUSIC FESTIVAL - Yoga and Psychology of Performance courses are offered and open to everyone regardless of age, gender, fitness, flexibility or strength. They offer a combination of physical, breathing, and mental exercises such as visualization and directed awareness.
Orfeo Music Festival Adult Program Application - online or you may request the Application Form to be e-mailed to you by writing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vipiteno/Sterzing is a small alpine village in Northern Italy, located about 20 minutes away from Bressanone city. Please visit Location and Travel page found on the Orfeo Music Festival home page for more travel information.
There is no minimum or maximum age limit for the Orfeo Festival Adult Program/Chamber Music Holiday.
People in Vipiteno speak both German and Italian while many festival participants speak English. Master classes are usually conducted in English, but the main language during the time of festival is music:)
We always encourage repertoire suggestions from musicians attending the holiday program. These typically fall within classical to early twentieth-century standard repertory works. Every participant will work on a selection of compositions concurrently under supervision and guidance of distinguished Orfeo Festival faculty and will be given about six week notice of the assigned repertoire. At the same time it is recommended that every participant brings additional repertoire for reading sessions with your fellow music friends.
Room and Board
Orfeo Festival Adult Program/Chamber Music Holiday participants are invited to book their rooms by April 1 in the following hotels for their stay:
All hotels are centrally located
Wipptalerhof** http://www.wipptalerhof.it/ (very nice, no elevator)
Garni Faerbe** http://www.garni-faerbe.com/it/home/ (just a couple minutes away from town plaza, garden)
Hotel Lamm*** http://www.hotellamm.it/
Hotel Mondschein*** http://www.hotelmondschein.it/preise-sommer.phtml
Hotel Lilie**** http://www.hotellilie.it (elegant small hotel, on vacation until July 8th)
Hotel Zum Engel**** http://www.zum-engel.it/en/Default.asp (10 min. walk to center, near festival academy, luxury garden hotel)
Schwarze Adler**** http://www.schwarzeradler.it/en/ (centrally located)
Fees from $1100 per week for the Music Program and $180 per week for Yoga classes (5 lessons, 75 min. each) are due beginning December 1 (please find more detail in the Application Form) and covers coaching, use of music facilities, lunch (weekdays), concerts and master classes given at the Orfeo Music Festival. Lodging should be arranged independently, please see “Room and Board” section for more information. Fees are not refundable after registration is complete.
Mail all materials to:
Orfeo Music Festival
P. O. Box 66098
Houston, TX 77266, U. S. A.
Please add 4% if using Paypal for payment at the bottom of Application and Registration page:
Visit the two Orfeo Music Festival concerts that take place every weekday and one or two each weekend
Improve your health, breathing, and flexibility fy joining one of Orfeo Music Festival’s Health Programs (see Health Program page).
Arena di Verona
One of the most famous open air operatic stages. Easy access by train in under 2 hours. Opera fans “Pilgrimages” are possible for participants or companions. (visit www.arena.it for schedule of events)
8:00 – breakfast
10:00-12:00 – practice/coaching sessions
2:00-3:00 – lunch
2:00-5:00 – practice/coaching sessions/ observe master classes at the Orfeo Music Festival
5:00-6:00 – afternoon concert in the Festival Academy Hall
8:30-10:00 – evening concert
ORFEO MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NUMBERS
Artist-faculty and Guest Artists (average) - 35-40
Students (average) - 110
Opera Scene Production
Venues – 7
Total events during festival (average) – 65
Elevation (valley) – 948m (3084 feet)
Average Daily High in Summer – 75F