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GREENVILLE FIDDLE WEEKEND 2016
“Twinkling Fiddles”
A collaborative event between Dolce Strings Touring Ensemble, and the Greenville Suzuki Strings (GSS)
at The Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest

click here to see photos from previous years

Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9, 2016 Greenville, Texas
Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest site click here
Bob Wills Fiddle Festival on the Greenville Chamber of Commerce site click here

Bob Wills Fiddle Festival on Facebook click here
Other Downtown Greenville events click here

Dolce Strings Director: Danette Schuh   office: 832-886-1745   cell: 713-542-5428   click here to contact by email
Dolce Strings Touring Ensemble Directors: Danette Schuh, Meredith Harris, Elisabeth Hope

Greenville Suzuki Strings Teachers: Muriel Kerr, Monica Rodriguez de la Hoz, Jenny Lee Vaughn   GSSA President: Frances Green
Greenville Suzuki Strings Association (GSSA) site click here

HOTEL – Miss Danette is staying HERE! Hampton Inn and Suites, Greenville, TX
(Bob Wills rate for king suite with pull out couch $94.00 plus tax – at least 10 rooms left at this rate as of 9/19/16, doubles are sold out)
Hampton Inn and Suites (across the freeway from the Best Western) 3001 Kari Ln, Greenville, TX 75402  903-457-9200 (has outdoor pool and hot tub)

Free shuttle is provided for festival contestants and participants from hotels to the contest and festival venues

Suzuki Schedule: (the latest updates since October 3)

Friday 10/7
8:30am – leave from Houston area
11:30am-noon-ish – informal meet up for lunch on the road
Location:
Collin Street Bakery, 2035 S I-45, Corsicana, Tx 75110 (take exit 229 off I-45 in Corsicana)
(probably followed by a quick visit to the Russell Stover Candy Factory and Store next door)
3:00pm – earliest hotel check-in time
3:30-6:30pm – TWINKLING FIDDLES REHEARSAL for Dolce Strings and Greenville Suzuki Strings (Dolce Strings 3:30-4:30, together with GSS 4:30-5:30) followed by
5:30pm – Pizza Party with Dolce Strings and the Greenville Suzuki Strings
Location: Landon Winery 2508 Lee Street, Greenville, TX 75401 (903) 454-7878 – in the back room
6:15pm – walk to the GMA for TWINKLING FIDDLES (group of 10) short program run-thru and performance in the “Pre-Show” before the “Asleep at the Wheel” concert (on the steps going up to the backstage area at 7:00pm)
Location: Greenville Municipal Auditorium (GMA)
7:30pm – attend the “Asleep at the Wheel” concert – Purchase tickets in advance at “Buy Tickets” via www.showtimeatthegma.com or the GMA box office at 903-457-2994 and have a snack! Support Greenville Suzuki Strings concession sales at the auditorium.

OR
7:30pm – go swimming at the hotel OR experience the
Greenville Ghost Walk or The Haunted Landmark (haunted house) downtown

Saturday 10/8
8:30am Fiddle Contest Warm-up Room opens and  Registration (for those participating in the Fiddle Contest)
10:00am-1:00pm Fiddle Contest (for those participating or observing) Free to observers. Come in anytime and watch as long as you like.
Location: The Texan Theater 2712 Lee St., Greenville, TX 75401
11:00am – Dolce Strings Touring Ensemble Concert (arrive 10:15 – outside on the patio)
Location:
Landon Winery 2508 Lee Street, Greenville, TX 75401 (903) 454-7878 – on the outdoor covered stage
11:30am – Lunch at the Landon Winery
OR

12:00pm-4:00pm – Support the Greenville Suzuki Strings Concession Booth outside the Texan Theater and have lunch or a snack alfresco
12:30pm – arrive at Your Yoga 2407 Wesley St., Greenville, TX (around the corner from the The Texan Theater) to unpack and warm up. After warming up, performers will go on stage thru the outside stage door to The Texan on Wesley St. Parents and audience will enter thru the front door to the theater on Lee St.
1:00-1:45pm – TWINKLING FIDDLES CONCERT (Dolce Strings and Greenville Suzuki Strings)

Location: The Texan Theater 2712 Lee St., Greenville, TX 75401
2:15-5:00pm Fiddle Contest continues and other festival activities
 OR
2:30-5:00pm Fun and Games and Snacks at the Greenville Sports Park and Aunt Char’s Kid Zone
     Thank you to Dolce Strings for providing drinks and snacks!

Location: Greenville Sports Park on Leo Hackney Blvd. at the Corner of Kari Ln. & Sayle St., Greenville, TX 75402
6:15pm – go to the GMA for TWINKLING FIDDLES (group of 10) short program run-thru and performance in the “Pre-Show” before the “Time Jumpers” concert (on the steps going up to the backstage area at 7:00pm)
Location: Greenville Municipal Auditorium (GMA)
7:30pm – Dolce Strings Touring Ensemble impromptu ‘busking’ (street performance) downtown location TBA
8:00pm – dinner as a group (TBA) or dinner on your own
OR
8:00pm go swimming at the hotel OR enjoy the Greenville Ghost Walk or The Haunted Landmark (haunted house) downtown. (Haunted house is open every Friday/Saturday in October)
OR
7:30pm – Time Jumpers Concert at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium (GMA) Purchase tickets in advance at “Buy Tickets” via www.showtimeatthegma.com or the GMA box office at 903-457-2994 and other festival events

Sunday 10/9
8:30-10:00am PAJAMA PLAY-IN! Dolce Strings and Greenville Suzuki Strings enjoy a fun group class style review session and play-in. Wear your pajamas, bring your instruments and come ready for games, donuts, and fun!
     Thank you to Greenville Suzuki Strings for providing donuts and refreshments!
Location: Meeting room at the Hampton Inn and Suites, Greenville, TX
10:00am – change into performance clothes, check out of the hotel and go to the GMA

11:00am – TWINKLING FIDDLES (no limit on number of performers) short program run-thru and performance in the “Pre-Show” before the Fiddle Contest Finals (on the steps going up to the backstage area at 10:45am)
Location: Greenville Municipal Auditorium 2821 Washington St., Greenville, TX 75401
11:00am-4:00pm Fiddle Contest Finals (if you are competing or observing)

1:00pm – Dolce Strings Touring Ensemble restaurant concert followed by dinner with the group at Soulman’s Bar-B-Que  3201 I-30, Greenville, TX 75402  (just across the freeway from the Hampton Inn – look for the sign with the big pink pig)
5:00pm head back to Houston!

Concert Dress: At The Texan and Landon Winery, wear jeans and boots (if you’ve got ’em) and your BLUE Dolce Strings t-shirt
Onstage performances at the GMA with GSS – Blue Dolce shirts and black jeans or black pants and black shoes please.
(Greenville Suzuki Strings will wear red GSS shirts, black pants, black shoes at the GMA. Red shirts, jeans and boots at The Texan Theater on Saturday.)

Group Concert Repertoire:
Violins, please remember to check which Suzuki pieces you need to review in D Major – down one string – so we can play with the cellos and violas.
Some music & recordings of optional harmony parts are included below. Sheet music can be found in the “Suzuki Duets for Violins” book.
As always in a Suzuki group concert, play the pieces you know and sit down and listen to the ones you don’t!
We anticipate being able to perform all the following repertoire, but some music may have to be cut in the event that the concert is too long. We appreciate your flexibility.

SHORT PROGRAM (for all concerts at the GMA):

CONCERT ORDER:
Twinkle theme in D major – then right into variation C (run pony/blue jello/zip twinkle)

Happy Farmer/Red Wing Medley
Milk Cow Blues
Go Tell Aunt Rhody in D Major with Rhody goes to Texas in D Major variation

LONG PROGRAM (for Sat. concert at The Texan Theater)

CONCERT ORDER:
Wizard’s Walk & Lover’s Waltz – Dolce Strings Touring Ensemble only
Seitz 5/1

Humoresque (with Swanee River harmony part by Dolce Strings)
Hunter’s Chorus
Witches Dance – in G Major (viola key)

Happy Farmer/Red Wing Medley (G Major – violin key)
—————staging moment———-
Milk Cow Blues
Minuet 3 in C Major (viola key) (with minor section from Book 3 Minuet)
Allegro in D Major

Long, Long Ago in D Major (book 1 version) 
Song of the Wind in D Major
Jimmy Fiddles a Happy Tune

French Folk Song – in D Major
Still Reeling
Soldier’s Joy
Bow River Fiddling (from Magic Carpet – pre-twinkle part Twinkle Var. C rhythm on open E)
Twinkle variations and Theme in D Major
Rhody-Fiddle Rhody in D major 
Bile Em Cabbage
Deep in the Heart of Texas

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Go Tell Aunt Rhody (in D Major) with Fiddle Rhody (Aunt Rhody goes to Texas) variation in D Major
Minuet 3-2-3 (in viola key – the “old” version – unrevised – with the Book 1 Minuet 3 and the minor section from Book 3)
Happy Farmer (in violin key) – Red Wing medley (Happy Farmer first, followed by Red Wing, with a recap of Happy Farmer without repeats)

Suzuki Book 2
Hunter’s Chorus – (same key for all instruments) with pre-twinkle harmony part (Twinkle variation C rhythm on the open D string) and advanced violin harmony part
Witches Dance – (in viola key) with the “dance”

MUSIC:

Twinkles in D Major recording
Twinkle Harmony and London Twinkle D Major recording
Twinkle Harmony London Twinkle in D – violin sheet music

Twinkle Harmony in D Viola – sheet music
Twinkle Harmony in D Cello – sheet music

Lightly Row Harmony in D – violin sheet music
Lightly Row Harmony in D – viola sheet music
Lightly Row Harmony in D – cello sheet music

Song of the Wind harmony in D Major recording
Song of the Wind harmony in D Major – violin sheet music

Go Tell Aunt Rhody in D Major harmony recording
Fiddle Rhody (Aunt Rhody Goes To Texas) recording
Go Tell Aunt Rhody in D with Fiddle Rhody violin – violin sheet music

Go Tell Aunt Rhody in D with Fiddle Rhody viola – sheet music
Go Tell Aunt Rhody in D with Fiddle Rhody cello – cello sheet music

Long Long Ago Harmony (sheet music can be found in the Suzuki Duets for Violins book)

Allegro Harmony in D Maj

Minuet 3-2-3
Minuet 3-2-3 Harmony (sheet music can be found in the Suzuki Duets for Violins book)

Red Wing recording
Red Wing piano accompaniment recording
Red Wing page 1 Red Wing page 2 – violin sheet music
Happy Farmer/Red Wing – cello bass line sheet music (with violin part)

Hunter’s Chorus advanced harmony recording
Hunters Chorus harmony – violin sheet music
Hunters Chorus Viola harmony – sheet music
Hunters Chorus bass line – cello sheet music


Deep in the Heart of Texas recording

Deep in the Heart of Texas – Violin I – sheet music
Deep in the Heart of Texas – Violin II – sheet music
Deep in the Heart of Texas – Viola – sheet music
Deep in the Heart of Texas – Cello – sheet music

Jimmy Fiddles a Happy Tune recording
Jimmy Fiddles a Happy Tune violin – sheet music
Jimmy Fiddles a Happy Tune violin easy – sheet music
Jimmy Fiddles with piano part – cello/bass line – sheet music

Milk Cow Blues recording
Milk Cow Blues – harmony (twin fiddle violin part) recording
Milk Cow Blues – violin sheet music
Milk Cow Blues – cello bass line

Still Reeling recording
Still Reeling recording – practice tempo
Still Reeling Verse 1 – practice tempo recording

Still Reeling Verse 2 – practice tempo recording
Still Reeling Verse 3 – practice tempo recording
Still Reeling Harmony recording
Still Reeling Fiddle Tune – sheet music
Still Reeling harmony – sheet music
Still Reeling Viola – sheet music
Still Reeling viola harmony – sheet music
Still Reeling – Cello – sheet music

Still Reeling Cello harmony – sheet music

Soldier’s Joy recording
Soldier’s Joy – beginner part recording
Soldiers Joy violin sheet music
Soldiers Joy easy violin sheet music
Soldiers Joy cello sheet music

Bow River Fiddling slow tempo recording
Bow River Fiddling fast tempo recording
Bow River Fiddling sheet music – violin
Bow River Fiddling sheet music – viola
Bow River Fiddling sheet music – cello

Cabbage – practice tempo recording
Cabbage – violin 2 (intermediate/harmony) recording
Cabbage – violin 3 (advanced) recording
Bile em Cabbage Group – Violin 1 sheet music
Bile em Cabbage Group – Violin 2 sheet music
Bile em Cabbage Group – Violin 3 sheet music
Bile Em Cabbage Group – viola 2 sheet music
Bile Em Cabbage Group – viola 3 sheet music
Bile them Cabbage Cello melody sheet music
Bile them Cabbage Cello bass line sheet music