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2012 San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp

By Mandolin Cafe
July 1, 2012 - 2:00 pm

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2012 San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp with Chris Acquavella and Alon Sariel

2012 San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp with Chris Acquavella and Alon Sariel

San Diego, Calif. — The San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp led by classical mandolinist and educator Chris Acquavella along with guest instructor Israeli virtuoso Alon Sariel will explore the depth and breadth of the classical mandolin, from baroque to modern times, through four days of intensive classes, rehearsals, evening concerts and jam sessions.

The camp will take place from July 31 - August 5, 2012 at the beautiful Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island in sunny San Diego.

Tuition for the SDCMC is $400, which includes all classes, orchestra rehearsals and performance, music/class materials and evening concerts. Tuition cost does not include food or lodging. Transportation to and from San Diego Airport can be arranged through Chris Acquavella. Please visit the San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp website to register online.

NOTE: Full scholarships are available for participants under the age of 20 years old. Financial assistance also available upon request. Please contact Chris Acquavella directly to enquire.

The Kona Kai Resort is just 10 minutes from the airport, located on Shelter Island surrounded by the San Diego Bay. The hotel has offered SDCMC participants a special rate of $149 for a single, or $149 for a double that you can share. Please contact them directly for reservations and mention the San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp to receive the discounted price. Attendees are welcome to find their own hotel or other accommodations, but we think you will get the most out of your experience staying at The Kona Kai.

Evening Concerts:
Wednesday - Evan Marshall
Thursday - Chris Acquavella & Alon Sariel Duets
Friday - Chris Acquavella & Nate Jarrell
Saturday - Alon Sariel and the SDCMC orchestra

Orchestral Repertoire:
Alon Sariel: Concerto Grosso Op.6 No 8 "Christmas Concerto" - A.Corelli
Chris Acquavella: Capriccio for Zupforchester - Hans Gal
In additional to orchestra rehearsals, individual classes include:

With Chris Acquavella:
Favorite Practise Etudes & Exercises - developing good habits.
Leone Class - various classical mandolin techniques introduced in c. 1760 by Gabriele Leone.
Calace Class - developing a musically expressive tremolo
Strauss Class - left & right hand techniques used in contemporary music, post 1960
Quartet Communication (Repertoire: Quartetto Classico No. 3 "Manhattan" - Victor Kioulaphides)

With Alon Sariel:
Music of Johann Sebastian Bach - Mandolins
Music of Johann Sebastian Bach - Mandola & Mandocello
Introduction to Modern Music
Baroque Performance
Playing in a Mandolin Quartet (Repertoire: Quartet op.9 Nr.4 in D minor - Joseph Haydn)

Come join Chris Acquavella and Alon Sariel in sunny San Diego for a lovely 5 days of classical creativity and education.

Additional information:
San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp
Chris Acquavella
Alon Sariel
Kona Kai Resort


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