The New London Community Orchestra is providing free indoor and outdoor concerts featuring the music of Mozart, Copland, Williams, Anderson and Warlock. The concert will be indoors at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at Leamy Hall at the Coast Guard Academy. The outdoor picnic concert will be 2 p.m. at City Pier. on Sunday, June 9. Bring a chair and a picnic. Prize for best picnic presentation.
Wolfgang A. Mozart: Symphony # 25 in G minor
Aaron Copland: Hoe Down
John Williams: Trilogy
Girolamo Frescobaldi: Toccata, G major
Peter Warlock: Capriol Suite
Leroy Anderson: Plink, Plank, Plunk
The New London Community Orchestra is an all volunteer group made of musicians from throughout the region. The orchestra provides free violin lessons for children during the school and in a summer program.
Music City Strings, the free lesson program of NLCO, seeks motivated, string-instrument-playing volunteers with a sincere interest in mentoring youth.
Lessons and practice sessions take place at the Regional Multicultural Magnet School, 1 Bulkeley Place, New London, just off Huntington Ave. Mentors are especially needed for Thursday afternoons 3:30- 4:30 – a period designated for practice and skill building with 4th- and 5th-grade students. Other times are Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 and 4:30-5:30.
Mentors demonstrate and encourage constructive practice skills and act as positive role models for our youth during and after their lesson/practice time. Mentors will continue with progress made in the lessons and reinforce good playing habits. Consistent attendance is important to build rapport with students.
- Providing musical support for small groups of students.
- Occasionally assisting with program activities outside of lessons.li>
- Passion for working with children.
- Willingness to take initiative and come prepared for lessons each week.
- Ability to come to lessons reliably as scheduled.
- Willingness to collaborate with staff, parents, or other volunteers.