Fall into Winter at the Advanced Strings concert

Posted On Friday November 22, 2019

Fall into Winter, the Advanced Strings concert, will showcase two string ensembles, the SD73 Advanced Strings ensemble directed by Kate Zahir, and the SD73 Orchestra led by Steve Weisgerber.

“These students meet either after school or in the evening to rehearse together,” said Christy Gauley, SD73 arts education coordinator.  “They have played in our beginner and intermediate itinerant strings classes with Kate Zahir, and they have chosen to continue to learn in an ensemble setting in their later high school years.”

Gauley said each year, over 150 students in grades four through seven choose to learn violin, viola, or cello with the District’s beginning strings ensembles.  

“Kate travels all over the district to ensure that students have the opportunity to learn the valuable skills of playing in a music ensemble.  In middle and high school, students come from all over the district including Barriere and Sun Peaks to play with each other and learn higher level music in the after-school and evening ensembles.”

The SD73 orchestra is often invited to perform at community functions and this season will also appear as guest performers in the Thompson Valley Orchestra’s Christmas at the Movies.

The concert Fall into Winter will take place downtown at St Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour Street, beginning at 7 pm. Admission is by donation and all are welcome!

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