String students of all ages and experience levels can join Sinfo-Nia Youth Orchestra for a free class on Sept. 8 to read and play a few classics of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.
David E. Robinson, the orchestra’s artistic director, said the free class, which takes place during the orchestra’s annual open house, will be the first of many tributes to Franklin during this 2018-19 school year.
The orchestra is now registering new and returning musicians. Early bird tuition discounts end on Oct. 6.
Franklin, 76, died in her hometown of Detroit, MICH. on Aug. 16 of pancreatic cancer.
Robinson said the class will be “a great morning of fun music, door prizes and refreshments.
“Remember to bring your instrument to participate,” he said.
Over the last 28 years, Sinfo-Nia Youth Orchestra has instructed thousands of instrumental and dance students. The orchestra performs a range of music, most of which is arranged by Robinson. It has performed more than 400 times, local, nationally and internationally.