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Presto Strings Summer Workshop
JUL 5-8 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm Grades: For string players with 1-3 years playing experience Instructor: Lisa Kitzke Tuition: $105 Location: Schauer Center, Rehearsal Hall Join SYSO Director Lisa Kitzke for a four day intensive string workshop. Presto stringsis for students who are young and less experienced (approximately 1-3 years of playing/reading experience), but eager to build on the skills they already have. We’ll incorporate rhythm instruments, expand the knowledge of composers and music history by traveling through time, understand how music is organized with an introduction to music theory, and lastly grow ensemble playing skills! The learning here is in an atmosphere which promotes positive social relationships with other young musicians, building self esteem, and rapid musical growth. All Presto camp attendees are welcome to join us on July 15th for the Bravura concert!
Bravura Strings Summer Workshop
JUL 11-15 | 9:00-1:00 pm Grades: For string players with 4+ years playing experience Instructor: Lisa Kitzke Tuition: $115 Location: Schauer Center, Rehearsal Hall Join SYSO Director Lisa Kitzke for a week long intensive string workshop. Bravura strings aims to expand experienced students’ skills and knowledge in ensemble playing and musicianship. This workshop is geared towards high-level quality students with 4 or more years of playing/ reading experience and those seeking a challenging learning environment) This workshop will include music theory, introduction to conducting, full ensemble and chamber ensemble playing. The week concludes with a free performance for the families and Presto Camp attendees.
Known for his distinctive voice and superb taste in material, John Conlee remains one of the most respected vocalists to emerge during the urban cowboy era. During Conlee’s 35 year career in Country Music, this nonstop hit-maker brought to audiences such classic songs as: “Rose Colored Glasses,” “Friday Night Blues,” “Backside of 30,” “Common Man,” “I Don’t Remember Lovin’ You,” and more. A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1981, Conlee has topped the charts with over 26 singles!
Dave Camac & Laura Joy
Back in the 1960s, Greenwich Village was the center of the Folk music universe. On any given night you could see performers like Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, Bob Dylan and more. This show takes you back to a simpler time when it was all about the lyrics and emotional delivery. Join us for “A Night in Greenwich Village,” featuring guitar virtuoso Dave Camac and acoustic songstress Laura Joy. Camac, who has been described as a “soulful Willie Nelson,” has been a staple in the folk and country scene for more than 40 years. Laura Joy’s brand of acoustic song combines percussive finger picking with a remarkably buoyant voice, drawing a range of comparisons from Joni Mitchell to Natalie Merchant.
Globally renowned concert pianist Alina Kiryayeva grew up a child prodigy, playing her first concert at the young age of 8. When the Iron Curtain lifted in her native Ukraine, she discovered and fell in love with American cartoons. Do you remember Bugs Bunny doing the "Barber of Seville", Elmer Fudd doing Wagner's "the Ring" or Tom and Jerry doing Johann Strauss? You’ll be taken back to your favorite childhood memories as Alina captures the artistry and the raw energy of these works as few other concert pianists can. Internationally hailed for her unique interpretations and keyboard mastery, Kiryayeva will take your breath away with her captivating stage presence. Whoever said classical music was stuffy?