String instruments 101, better late than never


Photo by Jamil Soni Neto

Missed your chance to dazzle as a 6-year-old violin prodigy? Always wanted to cradle that cello between your legs and be mistaken for Yo-Yo? For many an adult classical music enthusiast, the missed chance(s) to actually play the music they love ends up a life-long regret. This Saturday, Dec. 5, the New York Late-Starters String Orchestra (NYLSO) is holding an interactive evening workshop for anyone, age 18 to infinity, to come and try out a string instrument in the friendly presence of other like-minded aspiring musicians. Eat desserts, sip wine and try your hands at the violin, viola or cello. The workshop is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Greenwich House Music School (46 Barrow St., Manhattan). Yes we know it’s not in Brooklyn, but this sounds too cool for quibbling over little things like which borough it’s in. Admission is $30, which includes instrument, instruction, music and the wine. Preregistration is required, so contact NYLSO here. The group also holds weekly rehearsals and low-stress concerts, if you’re ready to continue on your belated path to the New York Phil.

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