Tuesday, September 14, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Youth Orchestra Programs Open House
Join music directors Jun Nakabayashi (Festival Orchestra), Robert Schwartz (Young People’s Symphonette, Chamber Orchestra), Joseph Piscitelli (Wind Ensemble) and HBMS Executive Director Ken Cole for a lively online discussion via Zoom about the School’s four-tiered Youth Orchestra Programs on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, from 7:30-9:00 pm. The discussion will include information about repertoire, educational goals, performance schedules, safety protocols, and more!
Students enrolled in private lessons elsewhere are welcome to enroll in these ensembles on an a la carte basis.
Hoff-Barthelson is the only community music school in Westchester with a four-tiered orchestral pyramid, culminating in a full symphonic orchestra for high school students at the highest level of technical ability and musical artistry. Students hone their technical skills and musical sensibilities in Young People’s Symphonette, Chamber Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble in preparation for membership in the audition-only Festival Orchestra. Each ensemble rehearses 15 times per semester and performs 3 times a year.
Young People’s Symphonette
The Young People’s Symphonette is a beginning string orchestra for string players in grades 2-5 conducted by Robert Schwartz. Students must be ready to study the last piece in Suzuki Book 1 (or its equivalent) and be able to read the notes on all four strings. Rehearses Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 pm beginning September 21.
The Chamber Orchestra is an intermediate string orchestra for string players in grades 6-10 conducted by Robert Schwartz. Rehearses Mondays from 7:00-8:30 pm beginning September 20.
Led by Joseph Piscitelli, this ensemble is for woodwind, brass and percussion players in grades 6-12. Audition required. Rehearses Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm beginning September 29.
The Festival Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra for high school students at the highest level of technical ability and musical artistry. Under the direction of conductor Jun Nakabayashi, the orchestra performs three concerts annually; two are with guest artists of international stature. Festival Orchestra members also receive coaching from members of the NY Philharmonic. Audition required. Rehearses Tuesdays from 7:15-9:30 pm beginning September 29.
Financial aid available. Learn more at https://hbms.org/register/financial-aid/.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Hoff-Barthelson Music School
25 School Lane
Scarsdale, New York 10583
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Presenter: Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Presenter Phone: 914-723-1169
Presenter Website: www.hbms.org