Four Seasons Chamber Orchestra
4102 Barr Circle
Tucker, Ga 30084
The Four Seasons Chamber Orchestra is a friendly, relaxed organization where musicians of all ages and levels of ability can come together to share their love of music. It provides an opportunity for them to develop their skills in a supportive, non-competitive environment. We invite people who play violin, viola, cello, or bass to join us in music making.
· Experience music in a stress-free, supportive atmosphere.
· Gain experience in ensemble playing.
· Participate in chamber music opportunities.
Each orchestra member must
· provide his/her own instrument.
· pay a membership fee each semester.
· commit to regular attendance.
Rehearsals for The Four Seasons Chamber Orchestra are held from 2-4 PM on Saturday afternoons Dr. Tepping’s music studio in Tucker, GA. The Four Seasons Cadet Orchestra meets from 3-4 PM on Sunday afternoons at Mrs. Farnham’s home in Atlanta. The first rehearsals for Spring 2012 semester will be on Saturday, January 7, and Sunday, January 8.
The Four Seasons Chamber Orchestra gives a formal concert at the end of each semester. In previous years the orchestra has performed Vivaldi’s Gloria, Schubert’s Mass in G, and Handel’s Messiah. In 2009 our Spring concert included the first movement of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto III, and the premiers of two works by student composers. We wound up 2010 with a concert of all American music, including Aaron Copland’s “Hoedown.”
Susan Tepping is a violinist, violist, theorist and composer. A retired professor of music theory and composition at Georgia State University, she teaches theory, composition and strings privately. Dr. Tepping previously taught secondary school orchestra in Maryland, where she was the founding Director of the Prince George’s Chamber Music Association and Director of the Central Youth Orchestra.
Lynn Farnham is a violist who teaches strings in the Atlanta Public Schools and in her private studio as well. She has been a member of the Atlanta Emory Orchestra, the Cobb Community Orchestra, and The Young Baroque Players of Emory University.
Ben Bedont is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received a degree in viola performance. Participating in various orchestral and chamber music activities in the Atlanta area, he teaches violin and viola privately.
HOW TO JOIN
For further information, contact
Dr. Susan Tepping at 770-934-5688, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Lynn Farnham at 404-377-6310, email@example.com
· Individual membership $75 each semester.
· Family membership $125 each semester for two or more members of the same family.
· A one-time deposit of $25 per player is required to cover the cost of the orchestra folder.
The Four Seasons Chamber Orchestra, Inc. is a non-profit organization, staffed entirely by volunteers. The membership fee covers the purchase of music and other supplies necessary to run the organization.
Financial aid is available for those who are unable to pay the membership fee. Membership scholarships for youth members are also available. Contact Dr. Tepping or Mrs. Farnham for information on how to apply.