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Please join us for our next String Day on Sunday March 1st, 2015

STRING DAY - is a day devoted to string playing. 

  • For Senior Participants, it includes mini-lectures by string faculty Elizabeth Chang (VIOLIN), Kathryn Lockwood (VIOLA), Astrid Schween (CELLO) and Salvatore Macchia (BASS); a chamber music reading session (Mozart, Haydn and Mendelssohn) and an “Opus 2” rehearsal / performance of Bartok's Roumanian Folk Dances. 
  • For the Intermediate and Junior Participants: sectionals, rehearsals and a performance of "Opus 3" and "Opus 4" of fun repertoire such as "Gargoyles", "Marcato", "Ragtime" and Mozart.
  • Current UMass students are heavily involved in STRING DAY and they will be sitting alongside each STRING DAY participant in chamber music readings, Opus 2, and leading the sectionals and sitting with participants in Opus 3 and Opus 4. 
  • After lunch, the concert begins. All participants will be involved as well as a special performance by UMass' "Opus One"
  • Parents are welcome to come for the1.30pm performance.
  • The day begins at 9am and ends at 3pm with raffle prizes.


Senior Participants, Teachers and Parents:

9am Registration in Room 149 (Fine Arts Center Music Wing)

9:30-10:45 Mini-Lectures by String Faculty on Various Topics; for eg. career choices/planning and practice/audition preparation,
10.50-11:35 Chamber Music Reading session 1 (Quartets, Quintets, Octets)
11:45-12:30 Opus Two Rehearsal in room 44

(Bartok Roumanian Dances)

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Junior and Intermediate Participants:

9am Registration in Room 149 (Fine Arts Center Music Wing)

9.30-10.45  String Sectionals for Junior (Opus Four) and Intermediate Participants (Opus Three)

10.45-12.30: Junior and Intermediate Orchestra rehearsal in BZN – “Opus 3 & 4”

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Schedule for all for rest of the day:

12.30pm: Lunch in Room 149 and meet sponsors

1-1.30 Sponsor Presentations
1.30-3pm Concert in Bezanson Recital Hall

Opus 4 - TBD

Opus 3 - TBD

Opus 2 - TBD

Opus 1 - TBD

3pm: Farewells and Raffle Prizes are drawn