Orchestra North’s Sebastian Ostertag and renowned faculty present summer concerts, fun, and learning in the heart of the Scenic City. Join us in orchestral and chamber groups, make art, take lessons and more!
Play and perform styles from classical to fiddle, improvisation, pop and baroque, and attend one of our many special events.
Participants will enjoy:
-Senior Strings, intermediate and beginner strings
-Art, Theory, and Improvisation
-And much more!
*NEW* Half Day Beginner Strings
(9:00-12:00pm) New to playing a stringed instrument? This summer we are offering a brand new half day string program that includes group lessons, art, and a chance to play with the full Orchestra North Orchestra! Best suited to students who have been playing for less than 2 years. Click here for more information.
Junior/Intermediate/Senior Strings (Age 8 and up)
(9:00-4:00pm) This program provides a week of string orchestra, chamber music coachings, private lessons, symphony orchestra, theory workshops, improvisation sessions, art and more. Lead by our renowned faculty, participants will experience a varied program that focuses on artistry, technique and repertoire.
Winds and Brass
This summer, we welcome advanced woodwind and brass players to contact Orchestra North Owen Sound to join us in our public performances. Led by professionals from across Ontario, participants will given to the opportunity to perform in the Festival Finale Symphony Orchestra, and workshops throughout the week.
Contact for more information.
Post-Secondary students are invited to apply for the Orchestra North Owen Sound Academy. Successful applicants will perform alongside our professional faculty in orchestra and chamber ensembles, receive private lessons, as well as coach and mentor student groups during the festival. Academy players are awarded an honorarium and billeting for their participation. Click here for more information.
Scholarships and bursaries, and financial assistance is available to ensure that the Summer Strings Festival is accessible to all.
All events are admission by donation
Faculty Concert @ Noon Hour Series
Wednesday July 5, 12:00pm
Georgian Shores United Church, Owen Sound
Thursday July 6, 6:00pm
Bleeding Carrot, Owen Sound
Classics on Main
Friday July 7, 12:15pm
Downtown Owen Sound
Saturday July 8, 2:00pm
Harmony Centre, Owen Sound
Registration opens February 21 2017. Early-Bird Fees end June 1st!
Contact if you have any questions.
Orchestra North would like to acknowledge the support of:
Community Foundation Grey-Bruce, The Georgian Bay Symphony, Harmony Centre Owen Sound, Sweetwater Music Festival and our many community volunteers and community partners.