East Oregonian

Orchestra classes for beginning and intermediate string players are being scheduled through the Oregon East Symphony. In addition, a one-time master class is planned for string instrument players interested in playing with the Oregon East Symphony in the 2012-13 season.

The sessions will be held Wednesday mornings, beginning July 11. The level one orchestra class, which will meet at 10 a.m., is for string players who have played one year. The level two class, which will meet at 11 a.m., is for string players who have played for two to four years. An additional cello-only session is scheduled for 9 a.m., and is for cellists of all levels.

The sessions will run Wednesday mornings through Aug. 8 in the Little Vert Theater, 345 S.W. Fourth St., Pendleton.

Instructors for the program are Peg Willis, violin, and Loree Tucker-McKenna, cello. The cost for each class is $20 and scholarships are available upon request.

Symphony Concertmaster Lisa Robertson will teach the master class, which is Wednesday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Little Vert Theater. Those attending should enter through the side door of the Vert, which faces Southwest Fourth Street.

There is no charge for the class, which will give students a chance to preview music for the first concert in the fall and receive instruction in preparing for an audition. All interested musicians are encouraged to call to reserve a space or for more information.

To register or for more information about either program, call the Oregon East Symphony office at 541-276-0320, or email Cathy Muller at oesprograms@gmail.com.

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