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Orchestras

The Upper Valley Music Center offers orchestras for all ages and ability levels. From Sinfonia for beginning readers to the Green Mountain Youth Symphony and Community Orchestra, we've got an ensemble to fit every player.
Unsure of where you fit in? Give us a call and we'll help you find an ensemble that is adequately challenging and fun for your ability level.

Orchestra Explorers
Build your note reading skills in a fun group setting. Orchestra Explorers is for string students who are just starting to read music, designed as a supplement to their lesson note reading in a group setting. Students will develop fundamental orchestral skills such as following a conductor, reading music in a group, creating a group sound, and rehearsal vocabulary. (All string instruments; Beginner age 6 and up; 6 weeks)

January 13 – March 2                 Minimum Enrollment: 6
Faculty: Jennifer Turbes                  Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:15

Sinfonia
Join fellow string players for a supportive and exciting beginning string orchestra experience. Sinfonia (formerly Baroken) is for string students who can read notes in first position on all 4 strings of their instrument and play at a Suzuki book 2-3 level or equivalent (keys of A, D, G, Bb, and D min). Students will learn how to play in a section, holding their own on a part that is rhythmically & melodically different than other parts of the ensemble. (String instruments; Ages 6 and up; 10 weeks)

Fall: Sept 16 – Nov 18; Spring: Mar 9 – May 18th         Minimum Enrollment: 6
Faculty: Jennifer Turbes                             Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:15

Harmonic Orchestra (Intermediate Youth Orchestra)
Offered in partnership with the Green Mountain Youth Symphony. Learn orchestral literature and enjoy performance opportunities with this fun and educational ensemble. Prerequisites: Play comfortably in the keys of C, G, D, A, F & B-flat. Auditions will be held for those needing placement advice. For audition dates contact info@uvmusic.org. (13 Weeks)

Conductor: Robert Blais     Wednesdays 4:15-5:45 pm   
Location: Our Savior Lutheran Church at 5 Summer St. in Hanover, NH.

Green Mountain Youth Symphony at Upper Valley Music Center
In partnership with the Green Mountain Youth Symphony, UVMC offers a stimulating,  high-quality  musical  experience  and performance  opportunities for advanced youth players. This partnership brings the GMYS’s Artistic Director, Robert Blais, to lead UVMC’s own youth orchestra. Audition required; for audition dates, please email info@uvmusic.org. (13 Weeks)

Conductor: Robert Blais                          Wednesdays 6:00-8:30 pm   
Location: Our Savior Lutheran Church at 5 Summer St. in Hanover, NH.

Community Orchestra
The Community Orchestra explores the rich symphonic repertoire, presenting two concerts, plus a summer pops concert each year, and holding informal three-week reading sessions between concerts.

Repertoire is chosen for adults with intermediate/advanced ensemble experience. Each concert has a 10 week rehearsal schedule, and members have the flexibility to choose concerts or reading sessions according to their schedules. For questions regarding placement, consult with the conductor.

Fall: Sept. 9 - Nov. 15; Spring: Jan. 6 - Mar. 13; Summer: Jun. 8 - Jul. 17
Conductor: David Wysocki and guests                  Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Bach Room at UVMC