“String Theory” – Educ Seminar – Oct 14

Friday, October 14, 2016 • 2pm

Richard Altenbach’s “String Theory – The Makings of a Great Quartet”

ICS Concertmaster, Richard Altenbach will present an hour-long adult educational seminar about string quartets, with music examples interspersed.  This is perfect timing right before October’s Third Sunday performance with the Alexander String Quartet.

Discover all you wish to know about string quartets and join in the discussion with other attendees.  

We have had several requests for more seminars to learn about classical music informally and in a delightful setting (as our seminars always are!)  Lighthearted yet richly knowledgeable, Richard Altenbach is a perfect response to this request. Check out his bio below!



Private home in Nevada City (directions sent upon payment)

$25 general / $20 member

lemonade and light refreshments available


BIO: Richard Altenbach

25+ years a sought-after Hollywood Recording Musician – participating in over 1000 film scores. An A-List Violinist, and Principal for Danny Elfman, Richard has participated in over 1000 film scores with such composers as John Williams, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Howard Shore, James Newton Howard, and the two late greats Jerry Goldsmith and John Barry.

Richard received his Master of Music Degree from University of Illinois where he graduated magna cum laude under the tutelage of Sergiu Luca. Formerly 1st Violinist of the Los Angeles Chamber, LA Opera, Joffrey Ballet, and Houston Symphony Orchestras, he has also served as Concertmaster of the Mozart Camerata, Associate Concertmaster of the Omaha, Berkeley, and Hollywood Bowl Orchestras, and member of the Fontenelle String Quartet. Richard performs currently as Concertmaster of Auburn Symphony and InConcert Sierra. He has been featured locally as a chamber musician and as soloist for Music in the Mountains, inConcert Sierra, and the Apollo Arts Ensemble.

He presents two popular seminars at theatres, colleges and other teaching venues: A Century of Music in Film and Home Studio Recording on a Budget. (see under “LEARN” for details)

Richard and musician/singer wife Dawn are the proud parents of a very musical young son Bren, and reside in Nevada County.





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