Civic Programs

 


TSO Civic String Ensembles

Directed  by Lynne Tobin

The TSO Civic String Ensemble Program provides the opportunity for community string instrumentalists to play in a non-professional orchestra with musicians of all ages.

Civic String Ensembles rehearsals take place on Tuesdays at Central United Methodist Church. $150 per semester. 

SINFONIA – Winter 2022

January 11 – February 22, 2022, Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Central United Methodist Church

March 2, 2022, Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm Dress Rehearsal, City Opera House

March 6, 2022, Sunday 3:00 pm Concert, City Opera House

Sinfonia is an advanced string orchestra for players of violin, viola, cello and bass.Members must possess solid technical and music-reading skills. Typical members will have studied a minimum of 3 years, have a private instructor and play in school, church or other community ensembles. 

PRELUDE – Winter 2022

January 11, 2022 – February 22, 2022, Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm, Central United Methodist Church

March 2, 2022, Wednesday, 5:45-6:45 pm Dress Rehearsal, City Opera House

March 6, 2022, Sunday, 3:00 pm Concert, City Opera House

Prelude is an early orchestra experience for players of all ages. Members should have at least one year of instruction and have been introduced to note-reading prior to joining. This ensemble may also be a great entry point for adult beginners or those who have been away from their instruments for a number of years. 

Audition Information

If you are new to the Civic Ensembles please contact Angela Lickiss Aleo, at aaleo@traversesymphony.org to arrange an audition. Returning members do not need to audition.

Prelude – Click https://traversesymphony.coursestorm.com/course/tso-civic-prelude-string-ensemble-winter-term to register.

Sinfonia – Click https://traversesymphony.coursestorm.com/course/tso-civic-sinfonia-string-ensemble1 to register.


First Nights: Five musical premieres

Instructor, Dr. Angela Lickiss Aleo 

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be at the premier of some of the most influential musical works? In this class we will take a deeper look at five musical works and premiers that impacted the direction music would take for years to come. We will discuss the historical context and culture around these premiers and look at primary and secondary sources to give a broader understanding of the environment that these works came from.

Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi

Messiah by Georg Frederic Handel

Symphony No 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz

Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky

Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 pm, November 11 – December 16. There will be NO class on Thursday, November 25, for Thanksgiving. 

This is a virtual class held via Zoom, $80.

Click https://traversesymphony.coursestorm.com/course/first-nights-five-musical-premieres to register for the Five Nights class.

 


Beethoven: The Man and The Music

Instructor, Dr. Angela Lickiss Aleo 

We have all heard Beethoven’s music, but what do we know about the man? This class will cover Ludwig van Beethoven the person, as well as the music. We will listen to and discuss several different works by Beethoven throughout his life. Join us to learn what to listen for and what makes the music of Beethoven so great!

    Winter 2022

    January 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2022

    Mondays, 7:00-8:00 pm

    This is a virtual class held via Zoom, $60.

Click here to register.


The Many Musics of Mozart: Opera, Symphonies, and The Requiem

Instructor, Dr. Angela Lickiss Aleo

How did Mozart have so many musical ideas? And why are so many of them so good? Let’s explore Mozart’s life and music to identify what makes his music stand the test of time.

We will listen to and discuss several different works by Mozart over the course of 4 weeks.

    Winter 2022

    February 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2022

    Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm

    This is a virtual class held via Zoom, $60.

Click here to register.


Chamber Music Program – Fall Term only

Coached by Steven K. Leonard

This program is for individuals who would like to play in a small ensemble, working on chamber music performing techniques and repertoire. Rehearsals focus on the concept of playing together in a different texture and sound, with one or two players on a part depending on the ensemble: duos, trios, quartets and larger groups. Sinfonia Chamber Music rehearses from 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm.  Prelude Chamber Music rehearses from 7:00pm – 8:00 pm. The fall Chamber Music Concert will be held on Thursday December 2.

Chamber Music takes place on Tuesdays at Central United Methodist Church. $75/per semester.

Prelude Chamber Music:

Click https://traversesymphony.coursestorm.com/course/prelude-chamber-music to register for chamber music.

Sinfonia Chamber Music:

Click https://traversesymphony.coursestorm.com/course/chamber-music to register for chamber music.


Education programs made possible in part by grants from the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, the Biederman Family Foundation, the Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundation, the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support from patrons like you!


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