London Conducting School

The London Conducting School is running a series of online Zoom sessions.

All sessions are on Fridays 7.30-9.30pm (London, UK, GMT+1)
'About the orchestra' sessions are with members of the world-class Philharmonia Orchestra, London

    

2021

14 May: Difficult Moments - working on specific tricky sections

11 June: Conducting Stravinsky (Dumbarton Oaks & Symphonies of Wind Instruments)

9 July: About the Orchestra: cello

NB1: If you would like to attend but can't do so, please sign up as normal: everyone signed up will receive a link to that session's recording, a few days later.

NB2: Online content to complement recordings (pictures, musical examples etc) is available here

No preparation in advance in essential, but you will get more out of it if you can do some.  For the work-specific sessions doing some prior listening and/or score study would be useful.  

An individual session costs £17; any 2 sessions £33, all 3 £48).  Use the PayPal button below to make your choice and pay the relevant amount (if you choose 2 sessions I will contact you to check which ones you want to attend). You don't need a PayPal account to do this. The day before each session you will receive an email with a Zoom link (check your Junk mailbox if necessary). You just need to click that link at the time of the session and follow any instructions. Any other technical things will be explained at the start of each session.  

For the sessions on a particular piece please have a score to hand.  

NB: On the first Tuesday of the month I also run sessions of a more general musical nature, not specifically about conducting. Take the opportunity to learn more about repertoire new and old!  Details here: www.peterfender.co.uk/basic-page/masterworks-unwrapped

If you've not used Zoom before click the link 5/10 minutes before the session start time as your computer (or tablet or phone) will need a little time to install the software to enable you to join (follow the prompts that you get to effect that installation).  Finally you will receive the message 'Please wait, the meeting host will let you in soon'. Please note that you don't need to sign up for a Zoom account.


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Enter into the box brief details of which recording(s) you want. Click the 'List of available recordings' link below for a list.

List of available recordings

01/05/20: Beethoven & the metronome
08/05/20: Beethoven Symphony No.3 (Eroica)
15/05/20: Beethoven Symphony No.7
29/05/20: Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor
05/06/20: Beethoven Violin Concerto
12/06/20: About the orchestra: upper strings
19/06/20: Mahler Symphony No.1
26/06/20: About the orchestra: percussion
03/07/20: Mahler Symphony No.4
10/07/20: About the orchestra: woodwind
17/07/20: Bach St Matthew Passion
04/09/20: Conducting opera - introduction
18/09/20: Fundamental Conducting Techniques Session 1
02/10/20: Conducting Opera - accompanied recitative (Mozart)
16/10/20: Fundamental Conducting Techniques Session 2
30/10/20: About the orchestra: horn
13/11/20: An introduction to choral conducting
27/11/20: Understanding string bowing
05/02/21: Score analysis 1
05/03/21: Analysis 2 & video analysis
12/03/21: Analysis to technique
19/03/21: About the orchestra: trumpet 


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