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WELCOME TO THE SOUTHERN VERMONT SINFONIA!

Where Music Meets the Mountains

 

SUMMER EVENINGS SINFONIA

featuring Light & Fun, POPS-style music

WHAT IS SUMMER EVENINGS SINFONIA?

Summer Evenings Sinfonia provides a chamber ensemble experience for instrumentalists of all ages (kids, parents, and community members). Members will rehearse together on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 5 weeks. We will hold an outdoor concert on Thursday, August 4. Rain Date of August 5.

WHAT ENSEMBLES WILL BE INCLUDED?

We will offer two ensembles: Rep and Sinfonia. 
Rep is geared toward string players with 1-3 years of experience. 
Sinfonia welcomes wind/brass/string players with 3+ years of experience on their instrument.

DATES AND FEES

Rehearsals are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Rep will rehearse from 5:00-5:45PM. Sinfonia will rehearse from 6:00-7:00PM.

  • June 28 & 30

  • July 5 & 7

  • July 12 & 14

  • July 26 & 28

  • August 2 & 4

  • Front Porch Concert: Aug 4, 2022

Fee for all 5 weeks: $125

 

ABOUT SVS

The Southern Vermont Sinfonia (formerly the Green Mountain Youth Orchestra) is a haven of music-making resonating among the foothills of the Green Mountains in Bennington, Vermont. Our local youth and passionate community members converge each Wednesday evening to bring to life great works of the past and present. Founded in 1987 by Ellen Sager, the Southern Vermont Sinfonia accepts musicians of all ages and levels. Talented musicians from the VT/MA/NY tri-state area rehearse weekly and perform two to three times a season. The SVS represents the fulfillment of founder Ellen Sager's longtime goal of reestablishing a quality orchestral program in the area. Director Patrick O'Connell welcomes musicians of all talents and ages to join the GMYO. The Orchestra is the only one of its kind to accept passionate adult musicians as well as youth into all levels of the ensembles.

The SVS is comprised of three performance groups:

Repertory String Ensemble for string players who are still developing their skills. The group works on string orchestra repertoire while refining scales, theory and tone production. The Repertory Strings perform two to three times a year.


Sinfonia Ensemble for advanced string, wind, brass and percussion players.

Chamber Music is for musicians who are highly-motivated and interested in rehearsing/performing in a small ensemble of 5 players or less. 

All ensembles meet on Wednesday evenings. Location will be determined soon.

 
 

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold,
it would be a merrier world.

Thoren Oakenshield's last words to Bilbo, from The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

 

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