Strings the Thing faculty takes the Shatford stage

Faculty from Strings the Thing summer camp are holding a concert on Wednesday, July 8 at the Shatford Centre.

Faculty from Strings the Thing summer camp are holding a concert at the Shatford Centre on Wednesday

Faculty from Strings the Thing summer camp are holding a concert at the Shatford Centre on Wednesday

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra’s Rosemary Thomson and the faculty from Strings the Thing summer camp are holding a concert on Wednesday, July 8 at the Shatford Centre.

Among the performers are local violinists John Suderman and Elizabeth Lupton, one of BC’s leading cello teachers’ Joel Stobbe, and the entertaining Calvin Dyck.

Highlights from the concert will include Ferdinand the Bull for speaker and solo violin, Take me out to the Ball Game which will include batting practice and an altercation with the umpire and favourite movements from the Haydn Sunrise Quartet, and Beethoven’s famous Op. 18 in G.

Rosemary Thomson will be featured in the Widor Piano Quintet and the ever popular  Hungarian Dance No. 5.

Calvin Dyck and Adeline Bojczuk will be featured in the last movement of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto and there will be other surprises from Telemann, Bartok and Schmeltzer.

Strings the Thing is an annual string camp at the Shatford Centre in Penticton with close to 25 students from the Okanagan, the Fraser Valley and Washington.

The camp focuses on chamber music, an orchestra component, seminars and masterclasses. The students range in age from six to 66 and ability from beginner to advanced.  Former members of the camp have gone on to various university programs, and some are regularly playing in professional orchestras.

The music camp is both a positive learning environment and a celebration of great music as the students explore the challenges of making music together.

The faculty concert will take place on July 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shatford Centre, 760 Main St. Tickets are available at the door. Adults are $15, $12 for OSA members and students are $5. For more information call 250-770-7668