North Bennington Strings and Green Mountain Youth Orchestra
On Thursday, February 11, the Village School of North Bennington Strings ensemble will join forces with members of the Green Mountain Youth Orchestra to present an early-evening concert at 6:30 p.m. The North Bennington Strings, founded by Joe and Kathy Schor, is celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Village School. The program has been providing the opportunity for children grades one to six to learn to play the violin or cello. In addition to a weekly instrumental lesson, there are also two string ensembles, one for beginning players and one for students who are more advanced. Founded in 1987, the Green Mountain Youth Orchestra represents the fulfillment of director Ellen Sager’s longtime goal of re-establishing a quality string and orchestral program in the area.The GMYO comprises three performance groups: Repertory String Ensemble, Senior String Ensemble, and Symphonic Orchestra. The North Bennington Strings will be playing with the Repertory String Ensemble, a first experience ensemble for string players who are still developing their skills. The children are excited to share their favorite pieces with the community. Some are bowed, others pluck, and one uses the wood of the bow to create a drum-like effect. A collaboration with other young string players is a special event. This concert is free and open to the public and will be held at The Village School gymnasium, 9 School Street, North Bennington. For more information, visit vsnb.org.