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Summer String Institute 2006

Posted Sunday, August 06, 2006 12:34:11 PM by Sheri German

Sheri German

Tomorrow is the first day of the high school National Philharmonic String Institute 2006. For one week my son will spend the day in chamber music rehearsals, orchestra rehearsals, and private lessons. He has been working hard to prepare his music, especially the Brahms Quintet in F major, Opus 88 and Tchaikosvky Serenade for Strings in C major

The National Philharmonic has a program called All Kids, All Free, All the Time that allows all kids from 7-17 to attend their classical music concerts for free. These concerts, as well as the summer institutes for middle and high school kids, are an opportunity to nurture the next generation of classical music lovers. Regardless of whether these kids choose to make music their vocation - and most won't because it's a hard way to make a living - one can hope that they will recognize music of quality as being one of the few remaining miracles left in an increasingly consumer-driven world.

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