Centre Strings Orchestra

Community, student musicians invited to join

The 2013-2014 season of Centre Strings - Coweta County's only community/student string orchestra - will begin with the first rehearsal on Tuesday, September 10, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in Room 607 of the Central Educational Center.

Anyone who has played an orchestral string instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass) for two years or more, is welcome to join Centre Strings in rehearsals for future concerts. Current members range from age 8 to 84, and rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at CEC.

Centre Strings holds no formal auditions. “Centre Strings was built on the premise that music should not be competitive,” said the Music Director and Conductor for Centre Strings Dr. Lyn Schenbeck. “With the exception of the concertmaster's named chair, none of the seats are auditioned. They are rotated throughout the season.”

This season they will perform music by George Frideric Handel, and Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Jacques Offenbach, and Leroy Anderson among others.

“It promises to be a lively season,” said Schenbeck.

This marks the eighth season of the orchestra. Schenbeck has taught music on every level for over 40 years. She has conducted orchestras and choirs all over the United States and Eastern Europe. She has conducted over 30 musicals and operas as well.

Schenbeck is the Director of the Arts at the Central Educational Center, a College and Career Academy, where she teaches five classes and sets up Internships in the Arts. Dr. Schenbeck is this year’s Coweta County Teacher of the Year.

The first concert this season will be held on Tuesday evening, December 17th at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan. Thursday, May 22, is the date for Centre String’s spring concert.

“If someone plays an orchestral instrument, I hope they would consider joining Centre Strings. I am certain they will enjoy the warmth and camaraderie of the orchestra while maintaining high standards of musical excellence,”said Schenbeck.

For further information on the concert or Centre Strings, please call the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan at 770-254-2787 or Dr. Schenbeck at 678-423-2000, ext. 230.



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