Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum offers children and youth regular weekly practices and three concerts in a season. Young players collaborate with professional guests and soloists taking an opportunity to learn rapidly from conductors and concert performers.
Weekly rehearsals
in 2017-2018 season:

Delphi Group
September 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 18
December 2, 9, 16
January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24
April 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26

 

Apollo Group

September 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 18
December 2, 9, 16
January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24
April 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26

June 2, 9, 16

Location: Church of the Valley, 19001 San Ramon Blvd, San Ramon 94583
Time: 3-4:15PM – Delphi Group

3-4:15PM – Apollo Group Strings sectional

4:30-7PM – Apollo Group


Final dress rehearsals and concerts
in 2017-2018 season:

Apollo Group

November 19, 1PM (dress rehearsal), 3PM (concert), Dublin Center for Performing Arts & Education
March 11, 12:15PM (dress rehearsal), 2:30PM (concert), Mission Santa Clara de Asis
June 17, 2PM (dress rehearsal), 4PM (concert), Amador Theater, Pleasanton, CA

Delphi Group

December 9, 3PM (dress), 4PM (concert), Church of the Valley, San Ramon, CA

May 26, 3PM (dress), 4PM (concert), Church of the Valley, San Ramon, CA

Policies

Members or their parents pay an annual Tuition in two installments and sign a Membership Agreement that make them adhere to these policies:

Due to specifics of orchestral playing no rehearsal or concert missing is excused unless there are extreme medical reasons. Unreasonable behavior can result in demotion within section, dismissal from concert and reimbursement for hiring a professional musician (up to $300). Members should arrive no later than 10 minutes before the start of rehearsal and sign in. Late coming will result in penalty added toward next tuition payment.

All members are expected to take private lessons on their respective instruments.

Due to nature of ensemble playing, members have to pay full attention to conductors, be prepared for rehearsal and respect fellow members and premises where rehearsals and concerts take place.

Use of all electronic devices during rehearsals and concerts; food and drinks except water during rehearsals are strongly prohibited.

For safety reasons, younger members must be picked up by an adult from their rehearsal room.