Community Music School Spring Concerts in May

| April 27, 2012

CMS string students in performance

The Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) is pleased to present their Orchestras and Ensembles Spring Concerts May 6 and May 13.

The CMS Orchestras and Ensembles are structured to enhance students’ skills beyond individual performance and support the education process in school music programs. For more information about the CMS’ Orchestras and Ensembles please visit:

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 314-968-5939.

• CMS String Ensemble, String Orchestra & Suzuki Ensemble Spring Concert

Date/Time: Sunday, May 6, 3 p.m.
Location: Community Music School

Under the direction of Nancy Daby, String Ensemble is a beginning level ensemble for strings.  Concert repertoire to feature Saturday at the Symphony arranged by John O’Reilly, Wait Your Turn! by Doug Spata and Momentum by Robert Longfield.

• CMS Preparatory Program Concert

Date/Time: Sunday, May 6, 7 p.m.
Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 6800 Washington Ave., University City, Mo. 63130

A diverse range of repertoire will be featured, including the exuberant Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, Schumann Piano Quartet Andante, Mendelssohn d minor Trio, a Wind Trio by Francaix and a Horn Quartet by Tcherpnin, the famous “Pizzacato” from the Ravel String Quartet 2nd mvt, and the first student performances of recent commissions by Kim Portnoy and Christian Woehr. A reception will follow the concert.

• CMS Young People’s Concert Orchestra

Date/Time: Sunday, May 13, 5 p.m.
Location: Community Music School Concert Hall

Under the direction of Patrick Jackson, the Young People’s Concert Orchestra is the first full orchestra in the CMS system. The Spring Concert will feature a program of all-American music including Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Gershwin’s An American in Paris Suite, Barry’s Somewhere in Time, and a medley of music from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

• CMS Young People’s Symphonic Orchestra

Date/Time: Sunday, May 13, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Community Music School Concert Hall

Conductor David Commanday makes his debut with the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra (YPSO). Established over 30 years ago, the YPSO is the most advanced of the School’s ensembles. The Spring Concert will feature cellist Bijou Berni, the winner of the Orchestra’s Concerto Competition. Repertoire includes: Brahm’s Tragic Overture, Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major and Tchaikovsky’s “Finale” from Symphony No. 5.

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