Kids Commute - DOROTHY GERBER STRINGS PROGRAM WEEK!
Learn all about the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program and hear their Youth Orchestra perform!
This week, we're learning all about the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program, or DGSP!
We'll find out what the program is all about and meet some of the young string players who are in it.
The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program was founded in 2000 to help young musicians in northern Michigan get access to string instrument lessons during the school day.
Thanks to DGSP, students in Emmet, Charlevoix and Antrim counties can study violin, viola, cello, or double bass.
Plus, Dorothy Gerber Youth Orchestra came to visit us at Interlochen Center for the Arts and recorded the performances that you'll hear featured on the show this week.
Each day, we'll hear one of the movements from Edvard Grieg's Holberg Suite.
We'll also have a brand new quizlet for you!
Tune in Monday through Friday at 7:40 and 3:20, or listen any time below.
1st violin: Blaise Sytsma-Reed, Addie Kolka, Eeva Rintala, Marial Brooks
2nd violin: Greta Meisel, Megan Huizenga, Elijah Pulver, Ricky Bristol, Jack Van Zee
Viola: Josie Kolka, Ryan Tall
Cello: Lena Sytsma-Reed, Claire Ledingham, Anna Cole, Michaela Stikovich
Bass: Lukas Van Zee
1st violin: Iuliia Fetysenko
2nd violin: Cheryl Zetterholm
Viola: Trisha Berquist
Bass: Byron Farrar
Dr. David Reimer is the director of the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program and conducts the Youth Orchestra.
Stefan Wiebe engineered the recordings heard on the show this week.