LATE STARTERS' ORCHESTRA
The LSO is open to adults interested in playing string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass). Beginning players are welcome to register for September 2012.
A program of PARK RIDGE STRINGS in suburban Chicago, the LSO is a teaching string orchestra for adult late starters (aged 25 and over), that encourages you to experience music-making by learning and performing music that is engaging, expressive and playable by a wide range of abilities.
By promoting a supportive and non-competitive environment, even complete beginners can experience playing in an orchestral setting from their very first rehearsal.
Players with previous playing experience will be offered the opportunity to be section leaders and run occasional sectionals.
There is NO audition required, and ALL sheet music is provided.
MEMBERSHIP / TUITION is FREE.
REHEARSALS Monday evenings, 8-8:45 PM, at "Mary, Seat of Wisdom" School (Door #20, at 1335 S. Clifton, Park Ridge, IL 60068) Directions
Spring 2012, remaining: Mar. 26; Apr. 9, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21
Fall 2012: Sept. 10, 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10, 17
CONCERTS: There are two performances per season (December and May).
INSTRUMENT RENTAL information is here. Monthly rates average $20 for violin/viola and $33 for cello. Bass rental info is here.
While membership/tuition is free, there's a yearly $25 materials fee, payable at the first rehearsal (covers the sheet music binder and t-shirt).
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO MAKE MUSIC...
Our first rehearsal of the season is
September 10, 2012!!!
Questions? Please email us or call 847.877.0846.