Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills gets new instruments for programs

The Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills and Orlando Chamber Soloists are kicking off their upcoming classical concert series and free educational programs throughout the Black Hills.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The ensemble presents over 50 free educational events throughout the Black Hills and 3 classical concerts at the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City.

New Harps at General Beadle

Thursday, June 27,  the ensemble presented 8 violins, 4 violas, and a cello as well as 5 harps for the Discovery of Music Program at General Beadle (within the Discovery Program).

Over 50 children are enrolled in the general music classes where we share the history of classical music in a manner that increases relevance and understanding of the world’s greatest composers.

“Community based and community driven” is the motto of the organization as they present free educational programs at libraries and community centers throughout the Black Hills. The programs include musical story time, family musical story time (autism), discovery of strings, interactive children’s concerts and master classes.

Violin at General Beadle

Michael Hill, exec. dir. of the Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills, says, “What we’re doing is instituting this into their daily routine, so they learn how to focus, they learn how to multi-task, they are learning find motor skills for children who have sensory disabilities. It’s really much more than just music.”

Click here for a link to the programs and concerts. 

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