Farmington Schools Day for Strings features free concert

Farmington Public Schools’ 27th annual “Day for Strings” program, held November 23, at North Farmington High School, includes two free concerts that are open to the public.

The event highlights the district’s strings program for students from 5th grade through high school. Guest artists and clinicians are not only accomplished musicians, but also residents of Farmington/Farmington Hills and the surrounding areas. More than 700 young artists will participate.

Guest clinicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will lead sectionals and participate in a side-by-side rehearsal with high school ensembles. In addition, guest conductors from outside the community will work with all students in unique string orchestra settings.

The day will include rehearsals, clinics, section rehearsals, and a special performance for parents and friends at 11 a.m. for the morning sessions (5th, 7th, and High School Vivace Orchestras) and at 3:30 p.m. for the afternoon sessions (6th, 8th, and High School Presto Orchestra).

North Farmington High School is located at 32900 W. 13 Mile Road in Farmington Hills. Performances will be held in the gymnasium.