Detroit — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has created a community string ensemble for adult amateur musicians.
Officials say the Detroit Symphony Community Orchestra is the first of its kind for the professional orchestral organization founded in the late 19th century. The community ensemble is open to amateur violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists.
The new orchestra is open to all interested adult string musicians, but at least two years of experience is recommended. The first rehearsal is scheduled for Oct. 11 at the Max M. and Marjorie Fisher Music Center.
The community orchestra is a program of the DSO’s Wu Family Academy for Learning & Engagement. The academy is named for Dr. Clyde and Helen Wu, whose estate has given more than $5 million to the orchestra.
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