Youth Orchestra Begins July 9

Gwen Laster directing group for grades 2 and up

The Creative Strings Improvising Orchestra for Youth will hold its summer session beginning Saturday, July 9, and continuing weekly through August 13 at the Center for Creative Education, 464 Main St., Beacon. Violinist Gwen Laster, the founder and artistic director of the orchestra, welcomes all levels of violinists, violists, cellists and bassists. Classes meet at 2 p.m. for beginners in grades 2 to 5 and at 3 p.m. for intermediate players in grades 6 and higher.

Gwen Lastor working with students in Beacon (photo provided)

Gwen Lastor working with students in Beacon (photo provided)

The program, which costs $315, is designed to empower young musicians through traditional and contemporary music and engage them in orchestral playing as models for academic and life skills, social organization and community building. For more information, email Laster at [email protected] or call 718-930-3522.

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  1. Really exciting, Gwen. The young musicians are fortunate to have such a talented teacher. Great addition to our community.