That’s our video clip from rehearsals for the Westside Symphonette holiday concert last month – Symphonette director Toni Reineke says the concert itself was a smash, with 400 people in the audience, up 60% from the year before. With that success fresh in their minds, they’re starting a new season of West Seattle’s community orchestra, with the first rehearsals tonight, and they’re inviting more musicians to join — even if you can’t make it tonight because of the short notice. Says Toni:
We could use a bassoon or two (even a beginner!), a couple trumpets, a French horn or two, several violas, and a couple string basses. Musicians who play other orchestral instruments are welcome too, of course. … We now have three thriving orchestras: a beginning string ensemble, an intermediate full orchestra, and a more advanced full orchestra. Musicians of any age are welcome, but they must be able to read music in at least a rudimentary manner.
We rehearse at Chief Sealth/Boren, 5900 Delridge SW, juniors and strings 5:30-6:30, senior orchestra 6:45-8:15. Registration fee is $60 for this spring session, but we have scholarships available for those in need, especially the young people.
Interested folks should contact Toni Reineke, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-243-6955.
This season’s first Westside Symphonette concert is scheduled for late March.