Civic Programs

 

Events

Civic String Orchestras Concert

March 12, 2024 7:00 pm at First Congregational Church

Civic Chamber Ensembles Concert

“String Awakening” March 14, 2024 7:00 pm at First Congregational Church (Chapel)


TSO Civic String Orchestras

Directed by Lynne Tobin

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

Civic String Orchestra rehearsals take place on Tuesdays at Central United Methodist Church. $150 per semester. The concert will be at First Congregational Church on March 12, 2024 at 7:00 pm.

Prelude String Orchestra – Winter 2024 Registration

Prelude is an early string 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.

January 9 – March 12, 2024 | Tuesdays, 5:45 – 6:45 pm at Central United Methodist Church

Concert on March 12, 2024 at 7:00 pm at First Congregational Church

 

Sinfonia String Orchestra – Winter 2024 Registration

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.

January 9 – March 12, 2024 | Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Central United Methodist Church

Concert on March 12, 2024 at 7:00 pm at First Congregational Church

Audition Information

Please email aaleo@traversesymphony.org to schedule an audition. Please prepare a scale and solo that demonstrates your highest level of playing. Returning members do not need to audition unless you would like to move to a different ensemble or if you would like a leadership position.


Chamber Music Program

Directed by Gary Gatzke, Jr.

Prelude Chamber Music Program coached and directed by Gary Gatzke Jr.

January 9 – March 14, 2024 | Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm at Central United Methodist Church

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. Please bring a music stand each week.

The Chamber Music Concert will take place at First Congregational Church, Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 7:00 pm

Prelude Chamber Music: Winter 2024 Registration

 

Sinfonia Chamber Music Program coached and directed by Gary Gatzke, Jr.

January 9 – March 14, 2024 | Tuesdays, 5:45 – 6:45 pm at Central United Methodist Church

This program is for advanced individuals with some experience playing 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. Please bring a music stand each week.

The Chamber Music Concert will take place at First Congregational Church, Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 7:00 pm


Sinfonia Chamber Music: Winter 2024 Registration


Cello Club!

This is a unique opportunity to play cello ensemble repertoire in an all-cello orchestra with mellow cello fellows from your community. Participants should possess solid technical and music-reading skills and have studied a minimum of 3+ years. Lynne Tobin, Director

Look for new dates in 2024!

$60 tuition. Registration is now closed.

Email aaleo@traversesymphony.org with questions

 

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 Arts and Culture Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Oleson Foundation, as well as support from patrons like you!


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