Festival Orchestra Open House at Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Hoff-Barthelson Music School will host an online Open House for the School’s Festival Orchestra on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at 7:30 pm on Zoom.
Parents and high school musicians are invited to join Festival Orchestra Music Director Jun Nakabayashi and HBMS Executive Director Ken Cole for a lively online introduction to the School’s Festival Orchestra. Discussion topics will include information about repertoire, educational goals, performance schedules, merit scholarships, financial aid, how to prepare for auditions and more!
The Festival Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra for high school students at the highest level of technical ability and musical artistry. Students not yet in high school but who demonstrate exceptional ability and maturity may also audition. The flagship of Hoff-Barthelson’s multi-tiered youth orchestra program, the Festival Orchestra performs three concerts annually; two are with guest artists of international stature. The Orchestra meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 – 9:30 pm. Members of the Orchestra participate in sectional coachings with musicians from the New York Philharmonic, each spring.
Auditions for the 2023-24 season will be held from 7-10 pm on Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 17, and from 5-8 pm on Friday, May 19, 2023.