Community orchestra holding workshop

For the 28th year, The Rainy Lake Community Orchestra is offering an opportunity for youth and adults to participate in a free summer string workshop to be held Aug. 13-18 at the Ranier Community Building.
Visiting professional musicians from the United States and Canada will share their experience and expertise with lessons and instruction. They also conduct the two orchestras.
Area musicians of all ages and abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend the workshop to have the opportunity to improve their skills, and rehearse and perform symphony orchestra music.
The Rainy Lake Sinfonia (Youth) rehearses at 4 p.m. and the Rainy Lake Orchestra (Adults/Advanced) at 5:30 p.m. each day, Sunday through Thursday.
Young students who are able to play advanced musical literature are also welcome to play with the adults; beginning adult students may play with the youth.
A concert, free and open to the public, will be presented on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Ranier Community Building.
Private and group lessons, quartets and ensembles, Youth Orchestra and Adult Orchestra will be offered. The lessons and small groups are scheduled according to skill level and available free time.
In addition, a recital by some of these groups will be presented during the week in the Community Building. The orchestra will also play on the Ranier Boardwalk during the Ranier Festival on Saturday, Aug. 19.
The workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature and the McKnight Foundation.
The workshop is sponsored by the Rainy Lake Community Orchestra, ISD #361 Community Education, the City of Ranier and various Friends of the Orchestra.
Registration for the workshop is not required; interested musicians may just come to the first rehearsals in Ranier on Sunday, Aug. 13.
For more information, contact John Faith at 218-286-3281, Marcia Bringedahl (218-286-3318), Jane Barthell (218-283-9567), or Katherine Williams (807-482-1417).

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