CYO Repertory Strings

CYO Repertory Strings

Ages Grades 6-9
 
Campus Off-Site
 
Dates & Times Saturdays
9:30-11 AM 
Registration See Class Schedule
(Below)
Tuition: $150*

Repertory Strings is designed to inspire and enrich string players in grades 6 through 9. The ensemble provides a strong foundation for orchestral playing and develops musicianship and technical skills in a fun and supportive environment. Students will be challenged with carefully-selected string ensemble arrangements and have opportunities to play side-by-side with the Cape Youth Orchestra. Younger students may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

This year, due to the pandemic, the Repertory Strings will rehearse online. 

Now auditioning new students for the 2020/21 season! Details at capeyouthorchestra.org

  • A dedicated and enthusiastic team of teachers and administrative staff
  • A lifetime of musical and personal memories
  • Access to masterclasses and select special events
  • Two performances each season (TBD)

*Students enrolled in Cape Conservatory private music lessons receive free tuition to the CYO Program!

Accepting new members for all ensembles in the Youth Orchestra program! New students should submit a video audition as soon as possibleAudition requirements and video guidelines are online here

Current members of the program are welcomed back without an audition.

Accepting new members for all ensembles in the Youth Orchestra program! New students should submit a video audition as soon as possibleAudition requirements and video guidelines are online here

Season:  Mid-September through Mid-May

Rehearsals:  Saturdays, 9:30 - 11 AM ONLINE (details will be provided)
No rehearsals during school vacations or holidays.

 

 

JOIN OUR 2020/21 SEASON!
We are accepting new members for all ensembles in the Youth Orchestra program. New students should submit a video audition by Wednesday, July 1. Download audition requirements and video guidelines here

Current members of the program are welcomed back without an audition.

David Gable
(Violin, Cape Youth Orchestra)
David Gable - Violin, Cape Youth Orchestra

"My father had smashed his violin as a child because he wanted to play baseball. My brother gave up the instrument in high school, though in a much less dramatic fashion. I could not give it up!"

I am from Minnesota, where I fell in love with the sound of the violin while listening with my ear pressed to the crack under a door as my older brother practiced. When I was nine years old, I began lessons with Merle Adams, a retired member of the Minnesota Orchestra who was my brother's teacher and who had also taught my father when he was a boy. My father had smashed his violin as a child because he wanted to play baseball. My brother gave up the instrument in high school, though in a much less dramatic fashion. I could not give it up!

I continued my training with Paul Makanowitzky at the University of Michigan. I also studied with Ronald Copes and Ivan Galamian during that time and was coached in chamber music by Eugene Bossart, Jerome Jelinek, and Gustave Rosseels. While in Michigan, I won the undergraduate concerto competition and received the Eugene Ormandy award. It was in Michigan that I met my wife, Susan, a violist with a degree in music performance from Northwestern University. Problems with tendinitis demanded a change of technique, so I went to Boston University to study with Joseph Silverstein. At BU I studied chamber music with Eugene Lehner, Maria Clodes, and Luis Batlle. While in graduate school I performed as concertmaster of the New Hampshire Philharmonic and as principal of the Civic Symphony of Boston and joined the first violin section of the Rhode Island Philharmonic. It was in Boston that I met cellist Ted Mook and pianist Donald Enos. They were looking for a violinist to perform trios, and I joined them. We adopted the name "The Hawthorne Trio" and began a heavy schedule of rehearsing and performing. For our debut, we performed the complete trios of Beethoven in a period of three months. We gave many performances on Cape Cod and also played on concert series in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.


After my wife and I moved to Cape Cod to raise our children, I continued performing in the Boston and Providence areas as well as on the Cape. Among the groups, I performed with were the Boston Classical Orchestra, the Orchestra for the Art of Music, the New Orchestra of Boston (with which I toured Portugal), the Boston Ballet Orchestra, Banchetto Musicale, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Concert Opera, and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. I was concertmaster of the Bellini Festival Orchestra during its American tour and went on tour with Henry Mancini and the Boston Pops. On Cape Cod, I have performed as concertmaster of the Pro Arte Society Chamber Orchestra, the Falmouth Chorale Orchestra, and the Cape Cod Chorale Orchestra. I have been featured as soloist with Strictly Strings of Boston, The Cape Conservatory String Ensemble, the Falmouth Chorale, and the Main Street Music Society. I have performed chamber music at the Meeting House Chamber Music Festival and as a guest artist with the Monomoy Chamber Ensemble and the Philador Ensemble. These performances have allowed me to play in recital with prominent musicians including harpsichordists Martin Pearlman and Peter Sykes, violist Scott Woolweaver of the New England Piano Quartette, violinist Wilma Smith of the Lydian String Quartet, sopranos Nancy Armstrong and Sharon Baker, mezzo-soprano D'Anna Fortunato, and clarinetist Gervase de Peyer. As an orchestral musician I have also had the pleasure of performing with artists like Luciano Pavarotti, Dame Joan Sutherland, Dame Janet Baker, Jessye Norman, Samuel Ramey, Mstislav Rostropovich, Janos Starker, Leon Fleisher, Christopher O'Reilly, Jeffrey Kahane, Peter Serkin, Ruggiero Ricci, Shlomo Mintz, Yehudi Menuhin, and Eugene Ormandy.


Today I am primarily devoted to teaching, but perform regularly with several musical organizations on Cape Cod. My wife and I also perform as "Arco e dolce," a violin and viola duo.

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