String students begin project

SCHOHARIE — The Summer Strings Performance Project, a five-day music performance opportunity for 13 Schoharie County string students began Sunday.

From today through Wednesday, the students will attend coaching and rehearsal sessions led by CLMF artists from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Sharon Springs Central School, Schoharie County.

At 5 p.m. Wednesday, the Schoharie students are invited to participate in a final rehearsal and performance at the Arkell Library Museum, Canajoharie for the Fulton-Montgomery County part of the project. Dinner will be provided for the students between events.

Thursday, the Schoharie County students, combined with students from the Fulton-Montgomery County students, will attend a 5 p.m. final rehearsal and performance for Schoharie County at the St. Vincent de Paul Church, Cobleskill. Again, dinner will be provided for the students between events.

This project is sponsored by the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School Friends of Music and is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Schoharie County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants program.

The concerts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Arkell Library Museum in Canajoharie and 7 p.m. Thursday at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cobleskill will include in addition to the performance by the Summer String Project students, a full concert by the Caroga Lake Music Festival Artists. The concerts are free admission and open to the public.