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Orchestra
North

Owen Sound

Summer String Festival

July 11-15 2022

Important information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

The 2022 Orchestra North Owen Sound Festival is planning a live, in person festival for string playing participants.  Workshops and lessons will be held at the Harmony Center Owen Sound, in accordance with local health regulations.  This may include the wearing of masks and confirmation of vaccination status.

Learn From our Incredible Artist Instructors

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Strings players are invited to join and connect with our incredible artists, including:
 

  • Victoria Yeh, Violin/Pop Orchestra 

  • Tyler Beckett, Fiddle 

  • Sarah Steeves, Cello, Sinfonia Toronto, Ton Beau Quartet

  • Dr. Chantal Lemire, Viola, Musicology 

  • Interro String Quartet

  • Sebastian Ostertag, Cello/String Orchestra 

  • Samantha Orr, violin 

  • Sharon Isaac, Soundscaping Stories 

  • Yolanda Bruno, Violin, Toronto Symphony Orchestra

  • and more.

Program Outline

Dates: July 11-15, 2022

Junior Program: 9:00AM-12:00PM

Intermediate/Senior Program: 10:00AM-4:00PM

Location: Harmony Centre, Owen Sound

 

Activities include our new Pop Orchestra led by Victoria Yeh, string orchestra, musical creativity with Sharon Isaac, lessons, technique classes and more! The week will culminate with our Festival Finale Concert at the Owen Sound Farmers’ Market.

 

Detailed schedule available soon!

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Registration Fees

Half Day Junior Strings: $160.00

 

Full Day Intermediate & Senior Programs
Student: $200.00

Adult:  $250.00

​*All programs include one (1) 30 minute lesson. 

 

Additional lessons can be added in 30 or 60 min increments and purchased at check out for $60.00/Hour

 

Family Discount: Additional family members get coupon code for 20% off (excluding additional lessons)

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Programs Include

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Half-Day Junior Program

STRINGS ONLY, AGES 5-10

July 11-15, 9:00AM-12:00PM EDT

STRINGS ONLY, AGES 5-10

(RCM Preliminary- Grade 2) 

Just starting out on a string instrument? Join our Junior strings class to make music with other young musicians and play songs you’ll want to keep performing all summer long!

Led by our popular and creative faculty, the program will include Junior orchestra, Songscaping Stories  with Sharon Issac as well as technique class and a private lesson to help young musicians develop their skills. The junior program will be featured in our Festival Finale Concert, and particiapants are invited to faculty and guest artist concerts. ​

Junior Program classes are daily from 9:00AM-12:00PM at the Harmony Centre in Owen Sound.

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Intermediate

Program

STRINGS ONLY

AGES 10+

July 11-15, 10:00AM-4:00PM EDT

(RCM Grade 3- Grade 6)

Intermediate string players will begin exploring the world of music through varied repertoire, group playing activities, and an exploration of techniques with our renowned faculty. 

Rock out with Victorian Yeh and the Pop orchestra while exploring the lyricism of virtuosity of the great works for string ensemble under the direction of Sebastian Ostertag.  Combining interactive classes with collaboration with other players, Intermediate participants will also have the opportunity to perform at Music at the Market’s Festival Finale recital, take lessons with Orchestra North Faculty, play chamber music with fellow participants, attend concerts and events and much more!  

​Intermediate Program  classes will be held daily from 10:00-4:00PM EDT, at Harmony Centre Owen Sound include one 30 minute private lesson, and access to concerts and special events.

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Senior Program

STRINGS

AGES 14+

July 11-15, 10:00AM-4:00PM EDT

(RCM Grade 7 and up)

Senior strings, players are invited to participate in this fun and intensive program featuring classes led by a faculty of nationally recognized performers and educators. 

 

Over the course of five days, participants will explore the many technical and stylistic aspects of the musical world, while participating in masterclasses, technique and vibrato workshops, explore jazz, improvisation and other genres of music, attend and attend private lessons. 

 

Get your groove on with Victorian Yeh and the Pop orchestra while exploring the lyricism of virtuosity of the great works for string ensemble under the direction of Sebastian Ostertag.  Combining interactive classes with collaboration with other players, Senior participants will also have the opportunity to perform at Music at the Market’s Festival Finale recital, take lessons with Orchestra North Faculty, play chamber music with fellow participants, attend concerts and events and much more!  

Senior Program classes will be held daily from 10:00-4:00PM EDT, at Harmony Centre Owen Sound include one 30 minute private lesson, and access to concerts and special events.

Program Accessibility 

Orchestra North Owen Sound provides financial aid, bursaries, and scholarships to ensure our programming is accessible to all. If you, or someone you know would benefit from these programs 
Please contact us here to learn more