David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers

The Newport Symphony mourns the passing, David Ogden Stiers, who died March 3. David was a guiding light for the NSO since its founding as well as serving as its resident conductor.

Music Director Adam Flatt: "All of us at the NSO are heartbroken. David Ogden Stiers was a generous, loving, and inspirational friend and pillar to our orchestra, and, indeed, to all of us individually. Our orchestra would not be here if it weren't for his great support and inspiration over three decades. His depth of musical feeling, love for our musicians, and charisma made his performances soar when he was on our podium. We will all work to keep David's spirit alive in all of our performances."

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Summer Music Camp

2018 Summer Music Daycamp

One week July 2,3,5 6 & 7 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: $135

This year’s Summer Music Camp for string and wind instrument players (ages 8 -18) will be held July 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, Newport. On July 4, campers will attend the Newport Symphony Orchestra’s Fourth of July concert at 4pm at Newport Middle School. The camp features chamber ensemble coaching, group rehearsals, fun rhythm and theory sessions, music composition, sight-reading exercises and music games. It is always a lot of fun! The camp is run by youth orchestra leaders Kathy Follett and Barbara Wilcox, with the assistance of other NSO members. On the last day of camp, students perform in a free concert for the public, featuring camper compositions, chamber music, rhythm ensembles and a full ensemble.

Download camp application – due June 22Button 200 red

Camp Information

Summer Music Camp is open to youth musicians who are at a beginning or intermediate level in a string, wind, or brass instrument. In addition, up to 2 piano students may participate. The fee for the 5-day camp is $135. Partial camperships are available by contacting the NSO office 541-574-0614. To participate in the camp, applications are required and are due June 22.

Photos from the 2013 and 2014 Summer Music Camps:

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Girls rock with rhythm

Percussion instruments included several items found in most household cupboards.

Percussion instruments included several items found in most household cupboards.

Luthier Paul Schuback from Portland demonstrates how a violin is made.

Luthier Paul Schuback from Portland demonstrates how a violin is made

 

 

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Leo, Leland, and Cole team on string trio