During my time at Hope College I was able to go on tour with the Symphonette Strings to different churches and schools around the country. Our Symphonette is a small chamber orchestra as opposed to a larger symphony orchestra. My Freshman year of college we traveled to Boston, the next year Florida, then New York, & last year South Carolina. Performing with a group of musicians and traveling with them over a long period of time gives you the chance to bond musically and emotionally like nothing else. These were some of the most memorable moments from my time at Hope College. & This is why I am so very excited to get another chance to tag along!
This year I will be gone with the Symphonette touring in Chicago from March 13th-18th. We will be playing a concert in Holland, one in Ada, and the rest in the Chicago area. Below is a picture of our group from last year. I will be documenting some of the trip and talking a bit about the music we performed here on the blog in the next month. Playing in a small chamber orchestra takes certain skills and attention to detail musically. If any of you are ever able to join an orchestra or chamber group I would strongly support your decision. It will help your musicianship immensely and you will be able to learn about the inner workings of how ensemble members give and take in order to put a performance together.
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