There's nothing quite like the sound of a symphony orchestra. You're bound to fall in love right away! Here we play some of the greatest works from Hollywood, Disney, and Broadway. Started in 2009, the VPOPS Symphony has performed in some of the best theatres in town like the Chan Centre and Michael J. Fox Theatre. They have also made their debut at Carnegie Hall, NYC in June 2015, and will be making their second international tour to Tokyo, Japan in August 2018. If you'd like to play with us, pick up your instrument and join today!
Please note that the last 3 Mondays of each term will combined rehearsals from 8:30-10pm for all levels.
Principal seats will be selected by audition.
MONDAY 8-10pm (LEVEL 5) (45 seats)
90 minute repertoire per term, performance at Chan Centre (7-10 years of experience; fluent sight-reading, quality tone, pitch, and dynamic control, accurate rhythms)
TUESDAY 7:30-9pm (LEVEL 4) (30 seats)
45 minute repertoire per term, performance at Chan Centre (5-7 years of experience; quality tone and pitch production, accurate rhythms)
WEDNESDAY 7:30-9pm (LEVEL 3) (20 seats)
20 minute repertoire per term, performance at local venues (2-5 years of experience; can read basic pitch and rhythms fluently)
"As a formally trained and schooled musician, I was looking for a good, solid community orchestra to join that would help me keep up my skills, challenge me to better in my own playing, and the type of ensemble to which I could significantly contribute, and help me grow in the community. Just from playing in the group for one concert so far, I can see how dedicated the members are to the music and to each other as a whole! The director, Tom, is very encouraging and friendly, but still driven in his vision. I like to have high expectations to live up to and I have found this group to be exactly what I needed to be a part of."
- Leslie Wilson, Clarinet
EACH ENSEMBLE TERM INCLUDES
12 Weekly ensemble rehearsals
One-on-one coaching (2 Sessions included/term)
1 Concert Performance at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
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