String Workshop 2016 was held at Go Art! on Saturday, March 19th. Twenty-eight string students created an ensemble to practice their skills and improve their techniques with our Guest Conductor and fourth candidate for GSO Music Director, Bryan Eckenrode.
Mr. Eckenrode led the young musicians through the workshop along with GSO string players/mentors and music educators from our area. The students practiced two pieces chosen by Mr. Eckenrode for his concert program. Students will perform side by side with the GSO at our spring concert, American Made, on Sunday, April 17th.
Many workshop participants have not had the opportunity to perform in a larger orchestra setting. Preparing for the concert has been an exciting experience for these young musicians. A number of this year’s students returned for a second or third year, attesting to the value of this educational outreach program.
GSO thanks The Bank of Castile for sponsoring String Workshop each year.