Every week, a different section of the MSFO comes to Children’s School and teaches a new instrument to the children. The purpose is to introduce the instruments to the children at a young age.
They finish each other’s sentences, completing a string of shared thoughts through quick jabbering, as if it was effortless.
Timothy Muffitt’s not running the 4×4 relay, but he’s passing the baton this evening — his conducting baton, that is.
The Music School Festival Orchestra students applaud with their feet. It’s a quiet stomping that says, “Good job.” If they do a good job tonight, the audience at their first Amphitheater performance will be a bit louder in their applause — and they’ll use their hands.
AMANDA MAINGUY | File Photo Music School Festival Orchestra students rehearse for a perfomance last summer. The 2015 MSFO’s first
Monday night of Week Eight, the Music School Festival Orchestra took the stage in the Chautauqua Amphitheater to perform their last concert of the 2014 season.
While there’s still a little more than a week left in the 2014 season, students in the Music School Festival Orchestra and the School of Dance bid adieu to audiences in grand form Sunday and Monday, showcasing their talents in the Amp with final performances on Chautauqua’s main stage.
Though tonight may be the last concert for Maestro Muffitt and the students of the Music School Festival Orchestra, the season is not officially over until the last string sings.
Whether performing at events like the president’s Bestor Society address or simply rehearsing in the School of Music practice shacks, the Music School Festival Orchestra students and conductors offer the Chautauqua community the opportunity to enjoy beautiful music each summer.
The double bass may not be the grand star of an orchestra, but it knows how to play its position.