Musica Fusion Festival | Sunday, 20 November 2022
On Sunday, 20 November 2022, Musica Fusion will host an Orchestra/Ensemble festival in Musica Fusion School, Charleville, County Cork. There will be two performances:
- 2pm for Junior Orchestras (Primary school students);
- 6pm for more advanced or older orchestras.
The day will not just focus on the performances, but, on the mixing and socialising of the students themselves and the adults involved with each orchestra! Musica Fusion hope to have 120 participants at each event.
This is an open invitation to register interest in playing at the festival and fill out an application form. Orchestras, chamber groups, trad groups of all shapes and sizes are invited to apply and a balanced selection of applicants will be chosen. The numbers will be restricted to 120 for each concert but the make up of that number will be decided upon viewing the applications. For example, they may have a large orchestra of 60 and 4 smaller chamber groups or 3 medium sized orchestras. Anything goes!
Applications will be closed on Thursday, 30 June. Following that, a decision will be reached and the various orchestras/groups will be formally invited to participate.
Proposed schedule for the day:
12.30 Arrival of Orchestras/groups in the afternoon concert. Each group will have their own rooms and a member of Musica fusion will be assigned to help them during the day. Each Orchestra/Group will have time to see the stage and talk with our stage manager and maybe fit in a little rehearsal. This will be decided at a later date.
1.15 Rehearsal with all the groups for a finale piece which will be decided at a later date.
3.15/3.30 Head to Charleville Park hotel where finger food and drinks for all will be ready and all groups will have the opportunity to mix and mingle.
4.30 All groups head home or take some time to explore the area. More information on activities available will be given closer to the time.
4.30 Senior groups arrive for the evening concert.
5.15 Rehearsal with all the groups for a finale piece which will be decided at a later date.
7.30 Head to Charleville Park hotel where finger food and drinks for all will be ready and all groups will have the opportunity to mix and mingle.
8.30 All groups head home.
The overall goal of this day is to unite young musicians from all over Ireland and give them an opportunity to play, watch each other play, get to know each other and become friends in music. Watching other orchestras play and seeing their repertoire is always very beneficial as is seeing a mix of performers, instruments and groups. For the adults involved with the orchestras/groups, it will provide a platform for future collaborations and friendships.
A photographer and videographer will be there for the day. Each orchestra/group will get a recording and pictures of the performances for the day as well which will aid them in grant applications in the future.
€5 per orchestra member/attendee. This will include participation, participation medal, food and drink at the social event after the concert and photos/videos of orchestrad. Everything is included basically except the cost of the bus/transport to the event!
If you are interested in participating, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget…it doesn’t matter what size, age, standard or style your orchestra is….all are welcome to madness and musical mayhem of Musica Fusions Music Festival 2022!