North Coast Strings is a musical ensemble designed to be an entry point for adults who want to learn to play a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass) or for those who have played in the past, but haven’t picked up their instrument in a number of years. The orchestra is hosted by the Museum of Making Music and directed by Paula Simmons.
The Fall/Winter Session concludes with a final rehersal on February 9, 2016. The concert is on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7:30PM at MiraCosta College Concert Hall. Click here for more details.
The Spring Session begins on March 8, 2016. This session includes a beginning group for people with no prior experience and an intermediate orchestra. The orchestra rehearses on Tuesday nights with the beginning group practicing from 5 to 6:45pm and the intermediate/advanced group from 7 to 9pm. A free informational session will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7 PM for anyone interested in learning more.
March 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24 (no rehearsal May 31)
June 7, 14
June 18, 2016 - 7:30PM
Mira Costa College Concert Hall
North Coast Strings Performs at the Prestigious ASTA Conference
On March 18 – 21, the Museum of Making Music’s North Coast Strings adult orchestra attended and performed at the American String Teachers Association National Orchestra Festival and Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference is a one-of-a-kind experience that features performances by distinguished high school and collegiate level orchestras from around the country. Though normally reserved for younger ensembles, ASTA welcomed the adult members of the North Coast Strings to the event for the first time in the organization’s history. Fifty members of the ensemble—now operating in its seventh year—prepared, packed and travelled to Utah to put on the performance of a lifetime. For them, it was a fantastic experience to play for so many talented fellow musicians at a premiere venue.
The ensemble's journey was documented in a short video. Featured in the video is their live performance of “North Coast Suite" by Dr. Bill Bradbury. The piece was specially commissioned for the ensemble.
For Administrative Questions:
Jillian Harrington, Associate Director for Public Programs
Museum of Making Music
For Musical Questions:
Paula Simmons, Conductor
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Museum of Making Music
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Carlsbad, CA 92008