Adult Intermediate String Ensemble Seeks Members
Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players (NQR), a program of the Carson City Symphony Association for adults who recently began to play—or returned to playing—string instruments, is looking for additional people who want a chance to play with a friendly, noncompetitive, welcoming ensemble.
NQR meets weekly, September to June, on Thursday mornings from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive, under the direction of Symphony Associate Concertmaster Laura Gibson. Participants, ranging in age from twenties to eighties, develop skills in ensemble music playing and performance. Current guidelines require face masks be worn in the building.
Laura Gibson said, “Some of our players have ‘graduated’ from NQR and now play with local community orchestras, and some play in both. We have openings for more violin, viola, cello, and bass players. NQR is a drop-in activity with no auditions and no fees, although donations and Symphony Association memberships are welcome. We even provide the sheet music!”
For more information about joining NQR, contact Education Director Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584 or email@example.com. This free program is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by private donations.