APPASSIONATA PROGRAM

September 2022-June 2023

General information and Description

This educational program serves the needs of young musicians. It provides socialization with other high-achieving students interested in the same art form. It provides resumé-building activities while concurrently enhancing personal artistry, performance opportunities with repertoire to be presented for auditions and evaluations, and general performing experience.

This program offers student recitals and masterclasses and is the entry port for becoming a soloist for an Opus concert with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic. Any student wishing to audition to solo in an Opus concert MUST be enrolled in the Appassionata Program. The program is open to students 18 years of age and under. Partial funding is available through the Edward Francis Scholarship Fund and Hennings-Fischer Foundation.

Information is also available on the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic Facebook page.

Either the student, parent, or teacher must live in Ventura County, Westlake, Agoura, Calabasas, or Malibu for a student to become an Appassionata student and eventual soloist with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic.

 

Categories and Fees for Appassionata Program Enrollment 2022-2023

Pianists and strings: $100.00

Other instruments: $50.00

 

Benefits:

Appassionata students will receive 2 admission vouchers per concert.

Appassionata students have opportunities to play at recitals, attend masterclasses, and earn community volunteer hours by playing at retirement homes.

For further information, contact Ornela Ervin at ornelaervin@verizon.net

Opus Concert performances

All students registered in the Appassionata program can compete to perform in an Opus concert. An audition jury selects the soloists.

At the audition, the students are required to play with an accompanist, and it is the responsibility of the student to provide one.

Prior to auditioning to play a concerto with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, students and their families acknowledge that each selected soloist is required to pay an $800 contribution fee. The fee covers the sitzen rehearsal with the conductor, two orchestra rehearsals, two concerts, a professional recording of the concert, and 12 tickets to the concert.

Concerto auditions are on Saturday, November 12

at

California State University Northridge

The deadline to submit the concerto application is October 22nd.

Fill concerto application form and register: HERE

 

APPASSIONATA 2022 2023 Registration

Students can register at any time during the school year.

Register and pay online (preferred) for Appassionata membership: HERE

Alternatively, on the screen, select the form text, copy it to a blank Word file, fill in the required information either on the computer or on a printed copy, and postal mail with check to:

“APPASSIONATA 2022-2023 PROGRAM"

Thousand Oaks Philharmonic
PO Box 4195, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359

Activities and Recitals :

September 24th at 4:00pm

Online Appassionata Orientation

The orientation will be followed by an improvisation class presented by Mark Lybarger – Monson

October 9th at 2:00pm “A Penny for a Note”

Concerto Marathon fundraiser for TOPHIL

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

December TBA Appassionata Recital 

June TBA Appassionata Recital 

Piano Masterclass schedule 2022-2023

December 3rd at 3:00pm

online masterclass –Peter Klimo

December 4th at 3:00pm

Online masterclass –Sean Chen

January 21st at 3:00pm

In person Masterclass-Francoise Regnat

February 5th at 3:00pm

In preparation for the Certificate of Merit Online Music Theory Class –Ornela Ervin

February 12th at 3:00pm

In person Masterclass – Jason Stoll

March 11th at 3:00pm

In person Masterclass-Dmitry Rachmanov

April 8th at 3:00pm

Online masterclass-Alex Wassermann

String Masterclass Schedule 2022-2023

Sunday October 16 at 4:00 pm

In person masterclass

Ken Aiso, Violin

Zimmerman Hall, Room 201

California Lutheran University

60 W. Olsen Rd.

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

TBA

In person masterclass

Alexander Kalman, Violin

Opus Concert performances


2022 2023 Season

  1. Student must provide his/her own accompanist at audition and must perform with accompaniment.
  2. If a student is selected to perform, the student must be available for any of the concert cycles to which the student is assigned.

Opus dates for the upcoming season are:

Opus 61: January 13 and 15, 2023

Opus 62: Apri 21 and 23, 2023

Opus 63: June 16 and 18, 2023

  1. Students must play one movement of a concerto, a complete solo work or sing two arias with accompaniment in the competition. In the competition, the student may be limited to 10 minutes – cuts may be taken in the accompaniment.
  2. In cases where additional costs are incurred for music rentals, the student may be responsible for some or all of those costs.
  3. Concerti must be performed for memory. Woodwinds, brass and percussion are exempt from this rule, but memorization is still encouraged.
  4. The judge’s decisions are final.
  5. Since forms can be submitted electronically, the competition committee trusts that all students have confirmed with their private teacher that they are ready to enter the competition.
  6. 8.Auditions are free for the piano and string Appassionata students. All other disciplines pay $50.00 to audition. You may pay this fee: HERE

Prior to auditioning to play a concerto with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, students and their families acknowledge that each selected soloist is required to pay an $800 contribution fee. The fee covers the sitzen rehearsal with the conductor, two orchestra rehearsals, two concerts, a professional recording of the concert, and 12 tickets to the concert.

Please complete the form and send a copy to Ornela Ervin at ornelaervin@verizon.net

String students, please send a copy to Elise Goodman at justfurelise@gmail.com

Conditions and Competition registration form Register: HERE

Next concert soloists, please pay your performance contribution: HERE