AMN Workshops

Connecting Musicians with Mentors

Side by Side 2019 with the
San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

A Rhythm Tour of Brazil
with Ami Molinelli

Discover Mendelssohn Octet
with New Esterházy Quartet

AMN Audience Chorus
at the SF Symphony

Side by Side 2018
with SF Chamber Orchestra

Spirituals Workshop
with Pacific Edge Voices

Improvisation Workshop
with Evan Price

Bossa Nova Workshop
with Sandy Cressman

AMN Orchestra in
Opera Vireo

Cello Workshop
with Irene Sharp

Cello Workshop
with Irene Sharp

Violin Workshop
with Diane Nicholeris

Vocal Workshop
with Larry Batiste

Clarinet Workshop
with Jerome Simas

Side by Side 2017
with SF Chamber Orchestra

Clarinet Workshop
with Jerome Simas

Brass Ensemble Workshop
with John Engelkes

Bluegrass Workshop
with Alisa Rose

Bluegrass Workshop
with Alisa Rose

Flute Workshop
with Linda Lukas

Flute Workshop
with Linda Lukas

Brush Up Your Messiah
Choral Workshop

Upcoming Workshops

Workshop & Concert

Amateur Music Network Mentors DuoViolaoPlus1

Choro: the Music of Rio

October 23, 2019

Explore the traditional music of Rio de Janeiro from polka to samba and everything in between.

Duo Violão Plus 1, featuring guitarists Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber, and percussionist Ami Molinelli, will perform an intimate concert you won't want to miss. You'll enjoy the jewelbox acoustics of the Drew School Performing Arts Theater, where you'll have the perfect opportunity to hear these master artists in performance.

As a special "interactive" feature of the concert, those who wish to join in more of an active role in the concert are invited to participate in a pre-concert workshop with the artists. Participants will explore Brazilian Choro style and will learn and rehearse a song for performance as part of the concert.

Open to instrumentalists of all ages and all skill levels. Space is limited!

Duo Violão plus 1 began as an organic extension of Duo Violão, the duo project of Brazilian guitarists Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber. During their first visit to the Bay Area in 2015, they met percussionist Ami Molinelli and the musical connection was immediate. Over the following years, they travelled up and down the West Coast, performing and developing a unique sound while navigating the rhythms, styles, and sub-genres of Choro music.

WORKSHOP: 6 - 7:00 PM
CONCERT: 7:30 PM

COST:
$45 - workshop & concert
$25 - concert only

Choral Workshop & Performance

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VOCES8: Choral Workshop and Performance

Join the extraordinary English chamber choir VOCES8 in an intimate workshop on Sunday, November 3, and then raise your voice as part of an incredible choral experience in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral on Monday, November 4.

WORKSHOP: Sunday, November 3, 1:30 p.m.
Kanbar Center, 44 Page Street

CONCERT: Monday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.*
Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street

*Workshop participants will meet from 5:45-6:15 p.m. for warm-up and dress rehearsal

COST:
$50 - includes your concert ticket

A partnership of AMN and MUSIC FOR MINORS

Workshops with SF Symphony Musicians

Amateur Music Network mentors John Engelkes and Nick Platoff

Trombone Choir Workshop

Join San Francisco Symphony trombonists JOHN ENGELKES and NICK PLATOFF to explore music for trombone choir.

You'll improve your skills with tips from these wonderful players, and work on repertoire selected just for the workshop.

Meets two successive Monday nights: January 20 and January 27. Your registration includes both nights.

For intermediate to advanced players.

Mondays, January 20 and 27, 7 p.m.

Drew School, 2901 California Street, SF

COST:
$130 includes TWO NIGHTS

Workshops with SF Symphony Musicians

Amateur Music Network mentor Matthew Young  (c) Terrence McCarthy

Viola Workshop

Bring your viola and be prepared to have a great time! You'll improve your skills with tips from SF Symphony violist Matthew Young, and you'll play some wonderful viola ensemble repertoire selected especially for this workshop.

For intermediate to advanced players.

Monday, March 2, 7 p.m.

Drew School, 2901 California Street, SF

COST:
$65

Workshops with SF Symphony Musicians

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Woodwinds Workshop:
Mozart Octets

Join SF Symphony bassoonist, Steven Dibner for an inspiring and fun exploration of Mozart woodwind octets. We'll focus on selections from Serenade no 11 in Eb (K 375) and Serenade no 12 in C minor (K388).

For intermediate to advanced players.

Monday, April 27, 7 p.m.

Drew School, 2901 California Street, SF

COST:
$65

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