Open House 2/13 | Rehearsal Notes | String Quartet Concert

Dear Youth Ensemble Families,

Our school is hosting an Open House the week of February 13th! Your students will be receiving paper flyers in their rehearsals next week, but here is an electronic copy: Open House Flyer. Please share this flyer with your private instrument teachers and encourage friends to “Come play with us!”

Rehearsal Notes from Mr. Nix to Symphony Orchestra:
The theme of this week’s work was rhythmic accuracy: making sure we know where the beat lies at all times, and executing the printed rhythms confidently. We also worked a lot of bow placement, and making sure our articulations were either short enough (staccato), or long enough (legato).
To help you in this work, here are some listening links to the four pieces we are working on:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:  

Here is a special offer for local youth orchestra members and their families for this Sunday’s performance by the CALIDORE STRING QUARTET. UMS is offering a limited quantity of free tickets!!  Here are the details:

Promo code CALIDOREFAMILY gives the user access to FREE tickets to the Calidore String Quartet on Sun. Feb. 5, 4p at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor.  Patrons can call 734-764-2538 or come in person to the Michigan League Ticket Office (911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor).

This offer expires Sat. Feb. 4, 1:00pm. Promo code can not be used at the venue the day of the performance.

* Offer is not valid on previously purchased tickets. Other restrictions may apply.


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