Piano Ensemble Festival

 

 

The Piano Ensemble Festival is an annual concert sponsored by FLMF during the winter season.  It provides pianists the opportunity to play in an ensemble setting – something pianists rarely get to experience based on logistics.  We provide six baby grand pianos on a stage with two or three performers at each piano (12-18 performers in each group), under the direction of a professional conductor.  It is a “symphony” of pianos.  Each group performs one long piece or two short pieces together.  The concert consists of approximately 14-16 different groups of all ages and levels of difficulty. 

**Due to Covid 19,  the 2022 Festival will reduce the number of pianos used in the festival to four.  FLMF will work with LCPS and follow CDC guidelines which are current at the time of the festival to create a safe environment for performers and audience members.  FLMF wants to make this fun concert happen for our students so we are moving forward with preparations for the concert despite some unknowns that we do not have control over.  FLMF will update participating teachers of any new or changing guidelines as necessary.**

 

FESTIVAL RULES AND GUIDELINES

Registration Guidelines

Teacher Guidelines

Parent/Student Guidelines

Sectional Rehearsal Schedule

Concert Day Rehearsal Schedule

Concert Program Order

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Music Selection Meetings - July 15, 2021,  July 30, 2021  (see website calendar for details)

Information Meeting - October 13, 2021

Registration -  October 4-8, 2021

Sectional Rehearsal - January 29, 2022  

    Held at The Piano Express - 20608 Gordon Park Square, #190, Ashburn, VA  20147

Sectional Rehearsal Snow Date - Februrary 5, 2022 

Concert Day Rehearsal Schedule (TBD)   

Concert Date -   February 19, 2022 

    Held at Stone Bridge High School  -  43100 Hay Road,  Ashburn, VA  20147

Concert Snow Date  - February 26, 2022 

This year our students will be performing under the baton of Paul Westray, a graduate of the Armed Forces School of Music.  Paul joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was selected for "The Commandant's Own - The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps where he toured around the world and performed for many Heads of State.  After duty in the Marines, Paul enjoyed playing with the Washington Redskins (now known as The Washington Football Team) Marching Band.  Over the past decade, Paul has served as a volunteer music instructor in the Loudoun County Public School System, including as the Pep Band Director and Marching Band - Visual Instructor/Show Coordinator at Woodgrove High School.  Currently, Paul is serving as the Traditional Service Music Director and Worship Leader at Leesburg Community Church, and is a member of the Loudoun Jazz Ensemble and the Loudoun Chorale. 

 

Festival Chairwomen: Sharon Reck at sharonreck@hotmail.com and Libby McConnell at mcconnell.piano@gmail.com.

 

2022 Ensemble Festival Music List 

2022 Recordings 

Click below to see lists of previous Ensemble Festival Music

Ensemble Festival Music List 2020

Ensemble Festival Music List 2019

Ensemble Festival Music List 2018

Ensemble Festival Music List 2017

Ensemble Festival Music List 2016

Ensemble Festival Music List 2015

Ensemble Festival Music List 2014

Ensemble Festival Music List 2013

Ensemble Festival Music List 2012

Ensemble Festival Music List 2011

Ensemble Festival Music List 2010

Ensemble Festival Music List 2009