Family Fun: UMass to Host 12th Annual String Day

  • This year’s String Day is sponsored by the UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance, Stamell Stringed Instruments, and Carriage House Violins. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

For The Recorder
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Violinists, violists, cellists and double-bassists from across New England are invited to join UMass faculty and current string students for a full day of fun and instructional music-making this weekend.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music and Dance will hold their 12th annual String Day on Sunday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the UMass Music wing and Fine Arts Center.

Participating music and dance faculty members include violist and event organizer Kathryn Lockwood, violinist Elizabeth Chang, cellist Edward Arron, double-bassist Salvatore Macchia, and new UMass Amherst Symphony director Morihiko Nakahara.

Highlights of the day-long event include performances by current UMass students, master classes and clinics with UMass faculty, rehearsals and an end-of-the-day performance by String Day participants.

The event is open to all ages and abilities. To register, visit: bit.ly/2BEJZpY. The cost is $35. Teachers and parents are welcome to attend at no cost.