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Northern Music Organizations to Collaborate on Community Music Summer Program in Prince George

July 4, 2023
Northern Music Organizations to Collaborate on Community Music Summer Program in Prince George

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The Prince George Symphony Orchestra (PGSO), Prince George Conservatory of Music (PGCM), and Orchestra North (Smithers) have announced a new collaboration to bring music to Northern BC this summer.  The program will be hosted by the Prince George Symphony Youth Orchestra (PGSYO), itself a collaboration between the two Prince George organizations. 

The Orchestra North Summer Program, Prince George, will be held from July 28 - Aug 1, 2023, followed by a short tour August 2-3 for select players.  The program is modelled after Orchestra North summer programs of previous years, but will take place in Prince George, where it will be hosted at the Prince George Conservatory of Music.  This intensive program is open to string players of all ages and skill levels, and the organizers hope to add some wind instruments to the mix as well.

“We’re focused on making this a truly great experience for the fiddlers and string players of northern BC, but we’ll see how much interest there is from other musicians,” said Orchestra North Artistic Director and PGSYO Music Director Roxi Dykstra.  “I’m encouraging interested wind players to also get in touch if they’re interested – it would be amazing to be able to play a whole symphony!”

The participants will join world-class instructors including Roxi Dykstra (violin & viola), Simon MacDonald (violin), and Yu Yu Liu (recently appointed as the PGSO’s principal cello).

“We’re very pleased to be able to expand our youth orchestra collaboration with the PGSO,” said Shoshanna Godber, Artistic Director of the PGCM. “It’s so important to make these playing opportunities available to music students in Prince George.”

The organizers welcome players of all ages and experience levels.

“I’m thrilled to be able to offer this program in the community,” said Ken Hall, Executive Director of the PGSO.  “Not only does it represent an amazing opportunity for the students of this city, but it should offer fantastic development opportunities for even our most advanced community musicians as well.”

The program is made possible by a grant to the PGSO from the BC Arts Council 

 

Details:

July 28 – Aug 1, 2023

Prince George Conservatory of Music

String players of all ages and abilities.

$180 + GST. Teaching Assistant positions available by application

Register at https://www.orchestranorth.com/

For questions or help with registration: info@northernorchestra.com
 

Media Contact: Ken Hall                 ken@pgso.com                 250-562-0800

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