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VdGS/GNY Events


Sunday, October 14, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm


Stern College
35th Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City



9:30–10:00 Meeting and greeting; breakfast foods and coffee or tea. Silent auction begins!
10:00–10.15 Lot drawing for pot-luck consorts
10:15–11:45 Morning consorts and novice class
12:00–12:45 Lunch / meeting.
12:45-1:45 Viol maintenance workshop with Gabriella Guadalajara
1:30–1:40 Lot drawing for pot luck consorts
2:00-3:25 Afternoon consorts and novice class
3:30–4:30 Viola da Gamba orchestra and farewells

Events of the Day

Pot Luck Playing
These self-led consorts chosen by lot will include up to 6 players. Playing levels are mixed. Tuning will be A=415. Check the appropriate box on the registration form below.

Coached Group, If You Don't Want a Pot Luck Consort
Players who prefer not to trust to chance or are unsure about sight reading can sign up for the more structured morning and afternoon coached group. This will most likely be quite large, with doubling. Check the appropriate box on the registration form below.

Novice Classes
We’ll also be holding (free) morning and afternoon classes for beginners. Participants will be lent an instrument for the day. E-mail Heidi Waleson at hwopera@gmail.com for information.

Pot Luck Dining
If you’d like to make a dish to share at lunch, please note that on your paper or web registration form. If you don’t want to contribute, please bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided for everyone.

The Meeting
The membership meeting will start at 12:00. Topics will include past and upcoming events and a discussion of aims and projects. Please come and participate—your suggestions are very, very welcome and are what makes the VdGS/GNY work!

The Orchestra
We’ll end the Play-In as usual with the all-inclusive Viol Orchestra; the leader to be announced.

Important Notes

This event is FREE—but everyone (except for novices) must pay annual membership dues to attend.

Membership runs from September to August. When you pay your membership dues on line, you'll be able to choose one of three member categories: single, family, and student. Novices need only to register; they don't need to pay dues. Even if you’re not coming to the Play-In, please renew your membership to avoid missing any of our 2018-2019 activities!

Click here to renew your membership or to pay dues

As always, we’re keeping our membership fees low because of our members’ generous (and tax-deductible) contributions!

Addenda - Don’t forget:
· To tune your viol to A=415!
· To bring a music stand.
· If you have any questions about the day, please contact the registrar Heidi Waleson at info@vdgsgny.org

There are two ways to register for the Play-In, either by US mail, downloading the registration form from the link below, or by using the email.

To register by US mail:

     Click here to download a registration form

Return the downloaded form before Tuesday, Oct 9 to:
Heidi Waleson, 890 West End Avenue, #2C, NY, NY 10025

To register by email

Please send a message to the registrar Heidi Waleson at info@vdgsgny.org stating:
your name,
phone number,
the instrument or instruments that you will play,
your preference for a pot-luck consort, or a coached consort, or a novice consort;
if you will be in attendance all day, or only morning or afternoon;
and if you are a VdGS/GNY member.
Please also include if you will bring a dish to share for lunch, and if
you are paying your dues on-line or by mail.