9th Annual Young Musicians Chamber Music Program: July/August 2019

Sycamore Lodge is proud to present the 9th Annual Young Musicians Chamber Music Program, led by Lodge members Ted Seitz and Cathy O’Connor, coming in July/August 2019.  This two week, tuition-free music program, held at the Hayward Odd Fellows Hall, is open to young string musicians, ages 12 – 18, from beginners to advanced.

Instrumentalists will be organized into groups — usually trios, quartets or quintets — based on ability and experience. All students should be able to play and read music notation and simple rhythms. Ensembles work with coaches to learn the art of playing chamber music without a conductor.

To download a brochure:
Click Youth Chamber Music Brochure 2019.

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • July 29, 31 and August 2, 5, 7, 9
  • Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Concert: August 10th, 2019 at 3pm

Interested musicians can download an application by clicking on the link below. Application deadline is May, 1, 2019. In fairness to the other participants, students must commit to attending all six rehearsals and the final concert.

To download a application, click 2019 Chamber Music Application.

This year’s concert will be on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at 3pm at the historic Hayward Odd Fellows Lodge.  Friends and family members are encouraged to attend. There is a $5 suggested donation.  There will be light refreshments following the concert.

WHAT IS CHAMBER MUSIC?
Chamber music is music that is performed by any small group of instrumentalists – usually trios, quartets and quintets – one player per part, without a conductor. Traditionally, chamber music was the ultimate home entertainment for people from all social classes and abilities, peasant or royalty, amateur or professional.

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BENEFITS OF CHAMBER MUSIC:
–  Encourages communication, diplomacy, and discipline
–  Offers performance opportunities
–  Establishes friendships
–  Improves musicianship
–  It is fun!

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