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String Society 2018 Nearly 40 enthusiastic instrumentalists of all ages participated in String Society 2018, once again enjoying each other’s musicianship in an intensive week-long program now celebrating its eleventh year. Designed for exceptional string musicians in Grades 5-12, String Society has evolved into a beloved D-E 360° Summer Connections tradition. In the words of String Society Co-Director and Founder Annaliesa Place, “String Society offers a chance to learn, create, and perform ‘musical magic,’ and our timing at the beginning of the season helps dedicated musicians jump-start their summer!”

“Our program offers an immersive, intensive opportunity to explore gems of the string orchestra repertoire while also being introduced to music by living composers.” In addition to orchestra and chamber experiences, the “stringers” participated in private lessons, sectionals, an improvisational workshop, and mindfulness activities such as yoga. This year the program was thrilled to also welcome visiting ensemble Project Trio, a genredef y ing cha mber group comprising three virtuoso composers/ per formers f rom Brooklyn, NY. Project Trio led small ensemble sessions and then played together with the String Societ y Chamber Orchestra in a rousing Grand Finale Concert featured on the final day of the program. The concert epitomized the

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D-E TODAY 2018 - 2019 | VOLUME II

Profile for Dwight-Englewood School

D-E Today: 2018-2019: Volume II  

D-E Today is published by Dwight-Englewood School Communications and Publications, in partnership with the Advancement Office.

D-E Today: 2018-2019: Volume II  

D-E Today is published by Dwight-Englewood School Communications and Publications, in partnership with the Advancement Office.