EX4 Strings Play Day Saturday 28th May

Dear DPO String Player,


I'm arranging a mini concert tour for a 21 year old cellist from The Julliard School in May. Her name is Eliana Razzino Yang. We are inviting any string players who might be available for all-day rehearsal and concert on Sat 28 May 2022 in Exeter? 


Eliana is playing the Dvorak cello Concerto , and we also plan to perform a Bach violin concerto with leader Trish Calnan as soloist, plus a Beethoven symphony tbc. The musical director is Tim Pithers and whom many of you know already.


We will rehearse from 10am and perform at 7.30pm in Southernhay United Reform Church, Dix's Fields. There is no charge to play, and we'd welcome a few extra violins or violas but all strings welcome. If you'd like to be involved please email Gabi gabriellemills@hotmail.co.uk


Many thanks


Strings Play Day on Saturday April 30th

Dear Orchestral Colleagues,

I am organising a Strings Playday on Saturday , April 30th in The Victory Hall, Exminster for Intermediate players and also their teachers if they are interested. The fee is £10 per player.

The aim is to see if there would be enough interest to run a monthly session to develop, encourage and above all else improve the standard of string playing in this area. If teachers bring a couple of fee paying pupils there will be no charge for themselves, especially if they would like to lead a section !

I am attaching an application form which has the basic information on it, could you forward it on to as many of your contacts as you can please? There's nothing worse than hearing about an event such as this after it has happened is there? To cover my expenses I will need at least 15 musicians to sign up and that is quite a lot to reach even with the help of the internet. The music we will be using has been chosen with improving listening skills and intonation in mind for the first session and includes part of a Mozart Quartet but which starts from a lower level to encourage those who are less experienced.

My contact details are on the form if you have any queries.

Best wishes,

Barbara Simpson