Musicians, especially violinists and other strings, are invited to join the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS) for an open reading rehearsal on Wednesday January 11 at Kanbar music center (44 Page Street, between Franklin and Gough) at our regular 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. time. BARS members, and any interested string players, will play through Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5, among other works which may include, depending on what we have time for, Andrée: Concert-Ouverture in D; Paganini: Moses Fantasy for Bass and Orchestra; and/or Koussevitzky: Concerto for Bass. There is no obligation to join the group — you are welcome to come play to see how BARS and you may fit together.
Violin and viola at the intermediate and advanced intermediate level are especially encouraged to join us (though other sections are generally full, please still email recruitment [at] bars-sf [dot] org or fill in this form if you’re interested in joining). You will have the opportunity to practice sight reading, to reconnect with old friends, to make new friends, and to find out more about playing with BARS. Please RSVP if you plan to come by filling in this form.
Note that for this rehearsal only we are not meeting at our regular rehearsal place is at SFState 1600 Holloway Ave, Creative Arts Building Room 153, San Francisco State University, but will resume there the following week.
Future events this season include performances at Herbst Theatre with world-reknowned bass player Gary Karr and a June concert at the SF Conservatory of Music. We will update our season schedule before we meet on the 11th with planned rehearsal and concert dates.