BARRINGTON PRELUDE ORCHESTRA and BARRINGTON YOUTH ORCHESTRA
BARRINGTON PRELUDE ORCHESTRA (BPO), directed by Preston Krauska, is open to participation by all string students in public and private schools in Barrington and surrounding communities. Included also are Suzuki and home school students. The BPO will provide elementary and middle school students the opportunity to perform string ensemble literature in a fun, exciting, nurturing atmosphere where excellence is the standard. Students are admitted by audition.
BARRINGTON YOUTH ORCHESTRA (BYO), now in its 6th season, is directed by Ron Velleuer and provides students in the greater Barrington area the opportunity to perform and experience high-level string ensemble literature in a fun, exciting, nurturing atmosphere where excellence is the standard. The BYO is intended to be an enrichment opportunity for Suzuki students and public and private school orchestra students grade 6-12 who are currently enrolled in their school’s orchestra program. BYO also welcomes home school students and other string students who may not have an orchestra program at their school. Students are admitted by audition.
AUDITIONS FOR BPO AND BYO
Auditions will be held for violin, viola, cello and bass players by appointment with the conductor. Auditions usually are held at the Barrington Middle School Stations campus (215 Eastern, Barrington, IL). Please notify the Suzuki Music School by e-mail (email@example.com) or by phone (847-382-9517) to make an appointment or to obtain more information. Please include in your message the student's name, instrument and phone number.
BPO: Be prepared to play a piece of your choice that represents your ability, scales and sight-reading. Scales for violin, viola, and cello will be 2 octaves to be chosen from C, G, & D Major. Scales for bass will be 2 octaves-E major.
BYO: Auditions will include: two pieces of contrasting style that represent your ability, scales, and sight-reading. Scales for violin, viola, and cello will be 3 octaves, bass 2 octaves, to be chosen from C, G, D, A, E, F, B flat, and C & G melodic minor.
Weekly MONDAY rehearsals beginning September 8, 2014 will be held at Barrington Middle School Station Campus:
BPO: from 7:00 to 8:00 PM
BYO: from 7:00 to 8:15 PM
The registration fee is $140.00 per semester. Added information about the BPO and the BYO, including performance schedules, will be available at the Audition.
Upcoming School Concerts
These concerts are sponsored by Barrington Suzuki Strings on behalf of the children of the school. All are free to the public unless otherwise noted.
9/27/2014 Art in the Barn concert, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Noon
10/12/2014 Suzuki Solo Concerts, Village Church of Barrington, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00
12/7/2014 Holiday Suzuki Concert, Barrington High School, 3:00
Click here to download our 2014-2015 calendar
Upcoming Local Area Concerts
Classical Concerts and events in the Barrington area are searchable through Centerstage, Chicago.
Barrington Area Library presents "Second Fridays" as well as other concerts on an ongoing basis. Please check "Program and Events" for up to date announcements.
Village of Barrington sponsors several free concerts in the park throughout the summer.
Barrington High School, Fine Arts Department presents concerts throughout the school year the are open to the public.
Long Grove Arts and Music Council sponsors free concerts at 3pm Sundays at Buffalo Creek Park on Old McHenry Road in downtown Long Grove.
Harper College presents a variety of classical music at their performing arts center. For most events, children under the age of 12 are admitted free.