NLSO is an amateur string orchestra for beginning or recently returning adult players of violin, viola, cello, and double bass. We are not a class, but rather a highly committed and enthusiastic group of individuals who want to enjoy the experience of playing classical and other musical styles in an organized group. We are a low-key, welcoming group of adults and young-adults who have little or no experience playing in a group, but would like to experience the joy of sharing and performing a variety of music including Classical, Celtic, Baroque, and Folk.
If you played a string instrument when you were younger and would like to start again, or if you are learning as an adult and would like the chance to play in a group of similar people, then NLSO is for you! We also are open to high school students. Our goal is to create a fun, supportive, noncompetitive environment for adults 18 to 80+ who wish to participate in collective music-making.
Participants should have basic music reading skills and a willingness to commit to the group, but are not required to audition. Absolute beginners are welcome, but it is recommended that you have studied your instrument for at least 1 year.
We expect members to practice at least 5 days a week during the semester, to respect each other and the group as a whole, and to honor the commitment to the group after joining it. In return, you can expect to develop as a player and to have some serious fun!
The Winter Semester rehearsals will begin Tuesday, January 27th 6:30-8:00pm and run for 6 weeks. The first concert will be the last weekend in February, time and place TBD. Winter Semester Fee is $120.
The Spring Semester rehearsals will begin Mid April and run for 6 weeks. The concert will be at the end of the semester, time and place TBD. Spring Semester Fee is $120.
The Summer Semester rehearsals begin July 3rd and will last 6 weeks, with a concert at the end of the semester, TBA. The Summer Semester fee is $120.
We will rehearse at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 85 Fairway Dr. Nashville TN 37214 for the Winter Semester. The fee will help pay for rehearsal space, concert venue rental, music costs, and 1 or 2 sectionals lead by guest instructors.