We met Roxanna Guerra, the Orchestra and Choral Director, and her students for a workshop.  After welcoming and introductions, the artists, Alexander Sitkovetsky and Wu Qian, took the stage and played several pieces from their performance on Monday evening.  Warming up. We were then treated to the school’s string orchestra playing “The Music of the Night,” by Andrew Lloyd Weber.

Alexander worked with the students on stage and helped them with bow technique.  Also discussed were regulating bow stroke exercises with a quarter of the bow, a half, three quarters, and full bow.  Working simultaneously with individual students and the entire ensemble the resulting sound became stronger, more resonant, and consistent.  A REAL MASTER CLASS PRESENTED BY A MASTER!