The theory of relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music is the driving force behind this intuition. My parents had me study the violin from the time I was six. My new discovery is the result of musical perception. - Albert Einstein

Contributed by Takaka Mato, Encore Band Director


Weekly Rehearsals


Prelude Strings
​Meets Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30
Plays Levels 1 through 2 music
Dr. Teri Lazar, director 

Encore Strings
Meets Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30
Plays Levels 2.5 through 3.5 music

Dr. Krisztina Dér Noble, director

Encore Band
Meets Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30
Plays level 1.5-2.5 music
Takako Mato, director


Charles County Youth Orchestra
Full symphonic orchestra of strings, winds, 

brass and percussion

(Especially looking for bass and brass!)
Meets Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30
Plays level 4-6 music
Dr. Osman Kivrak, director​​

January 7 (2021),  Masterclass with Basil Vendryes at 7:00 PM

Basil Vendryes has been Principal Violist of the Colorado Symphony since 1993. He currently serves on the faculties of the Lamont School of Music of the University of Denver; the Quartet Program at SUNY Fredonia, New York; Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont; Interharmony International Music Festival in Italy; and the Music and More Summerfest in Trebinje, Bosnia.

“This program, Charles County Youth Orchestra, is sponsored in part by a grant from the Charles County Arts Alliance and

Maryland State Arts Council.”

© 2023 by Anna Bonney

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