While we enjoy the abilities of our stronger performers, in fulfilling the NCCO mission, the orchestra also provides opportunities for a variety of skill levels and backgrounds.
Some of our musicians were self taught, as private lessons were beyond financial or geographic reach. Others learned how to play their instrument decades ago in elementary school and played through high school and even college.
Many stopped their musical experiences due to life situations, or travel distances required to play in a group, but now desired to get back to playing in their middle age or retirement. The variety of players abilities, ages and backgrounds creates great community pride.
MEET SOME OF OUR PLAYERS AND HEAR THEIR STORIES!
Hilary Day, Principal Violinist
Primary Instrument: Violin
First learned: As a child in Suburban Chicago public schools.
Years of sabbatical: 20
Joined NCCO: January 2014
Why do I play in NCCO?
Steve Rosenfield, Violinist
Suzanne Morris, Violinist