Next Regular Rehearsal - Monday, March 9, 2015

Berks Catholic High School, 7:00-9:15 pm – Full Orchestra


Schedule for March 7, 2014

All activities to take place at the The Santander Performing Arts Center
9:00-11:00 am, Full Orchestra – Pizza at 11:00 am
11:30-1:00 pm, Masterclass (information below)
You are free to leave the theater following the Masterclass.
5:30-6:00 pm, Dress Rehearsal – Please arrive by 5:15 wearing your concert attire. Be in your seat and ready to play by 5:25 pm.
7:30 pm, Prelude Performance – We open the second half of the concert


RSO Masterclass Announced for March 7, 2015

As a part of the March 7th subscription concert of the Reading Symphony Orchestra, a masterclass has been scheduled for your benefit. Following the 9:00-11:00 am rehearsals of the two orchestras at the The Santander Performing Arts Center, a masterclass will be presented from 11:30-1:00 pm featuring the RSO Concertmaster, Christopher Collins Lee and the RSO Principal Bassist, Douglas Mapp. Our two artists will be working with three members of the RSYO, two of whom were the distinguished runners-up of the RSO Concerto Competition.

Christopher Collins Lee and Douglas Mapp are world class musicians who will be performing the Bottesini – “Grande Duo Concertante” at the evening RSO concert. This is an absolutely amazing concerto for violin and bass which will also be presented at the masterclass through discussion and the performance of short excerpts.

I encourage all RSYO members (particularly strings) and all RSJSO members to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. It is not often that we have this kind of opportunity presented to us!

Pizza will be served at 11:00 am (between the rehearsals and the masterclass), so be sure to mark this event in your calendars now. I look forward to seeing all of you there!


Beet Beethoven Volunteers Needed – April 29, 2015

Please click here for important details.


Announcement Concerning the 11th and 12th grade Side-By-Side

The Side-by-side rehearsal for 11th and 12th grade students has been moved to Thursday, April 23rd at 7:30 pm due to the artistic needs of the RSO. This rehearsal was originally scheduled for Friday, April 24th.


2014-15 Performance Highlights

December 20 – Holiday Kinderkonzert – SPAC
March 7 – RSO Prelude Concert – SPAC
April 25 – RSO/RSYO Side-By-Side for all members in 11th and 12th grade – SPAC
April 26 – Beat Beethoven Concert/Race – Alvernia University
May 10 – RSYO Spring Concert


Report all Absences to the Attendance Secretary

Adele Wallace – rsyoattendance@gmail.com