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The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is hosting, and extends an invitation for all to attend, a “Day for Music” on Saturday, February 18th at Petoskey Middle School located at 801 Northmen Drive in Petoskey.
The Orchestra’s intrinsic worth goes far beyond the music they perform; they are a valuable educational resource for our community, as evidenced by this event. This day includes a series of workshops for string musicians and brass players of all ages and abilities and will conclude with a side-by-side performance with members from the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and all participants at 3:00 p.m.
The cost for students to participate in this workshop is $12 for the day ($10 for any additional family members). Scholarships are available to assist with the expense of participating in the “Day for Music” Participants are asked to bring lunch and a music stand, if they have one.
Check-in is at 10:00 a.m. for Level Two and Three students, 12:00 p.m. for Level One students. Level One is considered a beginning student. Pre-registration is requested and entry forms and music can be found at www.glcorchestra.org or by calling 231.487.0010.
Of special interest to our brass participants, Pat Jarve, GLCO trumpet player will present a workshop on breathing techniques and tone production.
At the conclusion of the workshop, all participants will also receive one free adult ticket to the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Concert, Around The World with The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra – Germany at 7p.m. on Sunday, June 11, at the John M. Hall Auditorium in Bay View.
The “Day for Music” performance at 3:00 p.m. is open to the public and is free of charge. As strings are the largest family of instruments in the orchestra, the sweet sounds of the violin, viola, cello, double bass and brass will resound through the auditorium for all to enjoy. Please join us for this special event and enjoy your community’s rich musical talent.
The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra produces live orchestral performances providing entertainment, education and inspiration for northern Michigan community. Support for the this program is provided by The Great Lakes Energy People’s Fund. We encourage Great Lakes Energy customers to round up their bill. These proceeds provide the monies for future grants to area organizations. The orchestra is also supported by gifts from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, the Frey Foundation and hundreds of individual patrons of the arts. For more information, go to www.glcorchestra.org