Bass folks (and parents of those bass folks) in the greater Rockford, Illinois area (DeKalb, Beloit, etc.) looking for an opportunity to develop their musical abilities or those of their bass-playing children may want to check out the following information:
From Rockford Youth Orchestra conductor Daniel Black:
We have a fall audition in about two weeks to fill some spots in the orchestra. The audition is Thursday, Aug. 27, with IMEA audition repertoire. The orchestra meets on Sundays (starting Sept. 13) from 2-4:30pm and performs professional-level repertoire (tentatively scheduled for fall: Glinka’s “Ruslan and Ludmilla” overture, Schubert “Unfinished,” 1st mvt, Stravinsky “Berceuse and Finale,” Verdi “La Forza del Destino” overture, and possibly Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” in the original 13-instrument version.) For more information, please check out our website at:
Or call the RSO office, open weekdays from 9-5, at (815) 965-0049.