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Dorothy Gerber Strings Program / Charlevoix Circle of Arts
The Cummings Quartet Chamber Music Camp, Friday, August 17 Concert at the Charlevoix Cultural Corridor in Charlevoix
The Cummings Quartet Chamber Music Camp, a program of the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts, will perform at three locations in Charlevoix on Friday August 17th from 4-5 pm. This concert is the culmination of the DGSP summer programs, which have included a Fiddle Camp, Orchestra on Beaver Island and the Summer School of Music. Student have performed in a variety of events and venues, including the East Jordan Freedom Festival, the opening weekend of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, the Charlevoix Venetian Festival and the Baroque on Beaver Island Festival.
The concert program includes small ensembles and a string orchestra, performing in the Charlevoix Cultural Corridor. The corridor comprises the Charlevoix Public Library, the Historical Society and the Circle of Arts and was designated by the City of Charlevoix in 2017 to allow the three premier cultural institutions to combine efforts in programing. There will be performances at each location beginning at 4 pm and a grand finale at 4:45 in the Charlevoix Circle of Arts. Twenty-three students from throughout the region and The Cummings String Quartet will perform music learned during two weeks of camp.
The DGSP will soon be accepting registrations for school-year programs. These include classes in area schools (Alanson, Beaver Island, Boyne City, Charlevoix, East Jordan, Elk Rapids, Harbor Springs, Pellston, Petoskey), private lessons (Charlevoix and Petoskey), and Suzuki lessons (Charlevoix and Petoskey). The DGSP is led by Dr. David Reimer as the Music Director and recent hire Chas Helge as the Assistant Music Director. The DGSP offers numerous experiences in strings education throughout the school year as well as summer camp and lessons programing. This is generously funded by The Cummings Foundation.
Please visit our website for more information (www.gerberstrings.org) or contact the director of the DGSP, David Reimer ([email protected]). The performances are free to the public. The Charlevoix Circle of Arts is located at 109 Clinton Street, Charlevoix MI, (231) 547-3554. For more programming information (www.charlevoixcircle.org).