Classical Group

Classical Music Group - Porter Phelps 2018
Classical Mandolin Group - Wednesdays 7-9pm

Formerly known as the Advanced Mandolin group, the Classical Mandolin Group is now open to basses and guitars.  Students should have 2 or more years experience studying your instrument of choice, be able to sight-read, know advanced music theory including counting various meters and playing in a variety of keys.  This is a challenging group.  We are studying some very difficult pieces.  If you would like to join the group, but I feel you are not ready, I suggest taking private lessons for at least a year.

Classical Mandolin Group - UMass Renaissance Ctr 2016
The group meets Wednesdays from 7-9pm in Granby, MA.  The group studies string quartets and chamber music from the Classical (1750–1820) and Romantic (c.1780–1910) eras.  Here are some of the works the group has been studying:
  • JS Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos No 3, 6; the Double Concerto for two violins (mandolins): D minor, BWV 1043, Contrapunctus (from Art of the Fugue)
  • Mozart String Quartets: String Quartet No. 17 in B♭ major, "Hunt", K. 458 (1784); String Quartet No. 19 in C major, "Dissonance", K. 465 (1785); Eine kleine Nachtmusik[1] (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525, is a 1787 
  • Schubert: String Trio in B-flat major, D 471
  • Vivaldi: Four Seasons
If you would like to work on some of these spectacular pieces with us, please contact us.  The cost is $20 per class if you are a private student in good standing.

The Classical Music Group - South Hadley Firehouse 2015