The new season for West Seattle Community Orchestras starts next Tuesday, with some changes from last season, according to the announcement we received tonight:
West Seattle Community Orchestras (WSCO) launch their Spring 2012 season next Tuesday, January 10 at Chief Sealth International High School with exciting changes in store for musicians and concertgoers. Registration is free to all students; $65 per season for adults. The season will culminate in concerts for all three orchestras in May 2012.
The mission of WSCO is to provide community musicians of all ages and abilities with opportunities for performance and growth and our vision is to inspire an enjoyment of music-making through instruction and mentoring in mixed age ensembles culminating in quality group performances. WSCO is open to all that love playing music -from beginners to experienced players, from elementary students to seniors. All orchestral instruments welcome: violin, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, oboe, flute, bassoon, percussion, French horn, trombone and trumpet.
Our 2012 Orchestras include the West Seattle Debut Orchestra (formerly Beginning Strings) led by conductor and local music teacher Daniel Hershman-Rossi. This orchestra will include both ensemble and sectional rehearsals in addition to coaching for strings and winds with rehearsals Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:45 pm. The West Seattle Intermediate Orchestra (formerly the Symphonette), led by founding conductor, Toni Reineke, Ph.D., works on a range of pieces while enjoying an intergenerational music-making experience; this group is ideally suited for advancing students or adults returning to playing after an absence. Rehearsals take place Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:45 pm. The West Seattle Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Rob Duisberg, Ph.D., tackles more difficult pieces from Beethoven to Liszt and beyond. Rehearsals for the Symphony take place Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:45 pm.
To register: wscorchestras.org