Northport Symphony Orchestra Event – March 25
The Northport Symphony Orchestra and the New York Chapter of the American String Teachers Association cordially invite string players to a free sight-reading session of music composed by J.S. Bach on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Central Presbyterian Church from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. The event honors Bach’s 327th birthday on March 21.
All interested string players are asked to visit www.northportorchestra.org/bach.asp to download and print the sheet music to be featured at the event. Players also must bring their instruments and music stands; Cellists and bassists are asked to bring a rock stop or something similar to protect the floor.
“Johann Sebastian Bach composed extraordinarily beautiful music of unmatched complexity,” says NSO Music Director Richard Hyman. “We will come together as a community of musicians to celebrate this great master’s birth by playing through some of the gems that he has bequeathed to us.”
This event is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and in Nassau and Suffolk Counties in partnership with the Huntington Arts Council.
The Northport Symphony Orchestra is a community-based organization formed in 2006. Currently the orchestra consists of 40 musicians, ranging in age from teens to 60+, all of whom have auditioned in order to participate. The NSO is under the direction of Richard Hyman. Although the majority of members live in the Town of Huntington, members come from throughout Long Island. For more information please visit www.northportorchestra.org.
The New York Chapter of the American String Teachers Association (NYASTA) is dedicated to the professional development of teachers of string instruments in New York State. The chapter has some 500 members, approximately 20% of whom reside and teach on Long Island.