Are you a musician that wants a chance to perform with like-minded individuals in the area? Then consider joining the Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra (OBCO).
“Comprised of everyone from professional musicians with their own private studios to commuter warriors who brave the beltway while dreaming of making music, Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra is a diverse ensemble that gets it. OBCO gets that we’re all busy, but we crave a creative outlet. OBCO gets that when you’re away from your violin, your clarinet, your trombone, you miss it like a friend. OBCO gets that performing with like-minded music lovers is transformative,” stated a release.
For the 2016-2017 season, OBCO will be performing Beethoven’s Fifth, the Overture to La Forza del Destino, Handel’s Messiah, selections from La Boheme, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Copland’s Hoedown, Quiet City, and Lincoln Portrait, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, according to a release.
The group was founded back in 1998, and was created to “inspire in the greater Prince William community a deeper appreciation of orchestral and small ensemble performances through a variety of musical offerings, educational outreach, and artistic collaborations,” stated a release.
More on how to join the group, from a release:
If you are interested in joining the ensemble, please forward a description of your musical education and experience to our Personnel Coordinator, Chris Dixon (firstname.lastname@example.org), on or before September 19, 2016. Please note that performance recordings or videos are welcome but certainly not required. All submissions will be reviewed by OBCO’s Music Director, David Kirven, and qualified applicants will be invited either to sit in on a rehearsal or meet with Maestro Kirven for an informal audition. In addition to being considered for the orchestra, successful applicants are eligible to participate in OBCO’s separate LLC which places OBCO musicians in paid gigs in northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.
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