Through the innovation of the “dropover”, the JBCS creates a place where people can informally drop over with as little as a few hours’ notice to listen to, play, and compose music in the classical tradition.
The Dropovers are designed to create an indepth, lasting memory of the program. In order to facilitate this, the performance is broken down into segments, typically six or seven; each Dropover covers one segment of the full performance. Dropovers last between 10 and 60 minutes depending on the length of the performance segment.
Participants are encouraged to attend enough dropovers to cover each segment multiple times: review of the segment as first presented as well as new information will be incorporated each time the Dropover segment is repeated. The first round of dropovers typically serves to introduce the music to the participants and to gather their first thoughts and impressions. Subsequent rounds of Dropovers cover the names, composers, and eras associated with the musical selections; from there, the Dropovers progress based on the participants' interests, and include topics such as the relevant rhythmic, theoretical, expressive, and historical aspects of the music. Together, the information gleaned in the Dropovers will be used to create the participants' personalized Program Notes.
Due to the intimate nature of the Dropovers, a maximum of two participants are permitted at a Dropover.
Click here for a sample from a JBCS Dropover.