Things to do while social distancing

First consider an emergency preparedness kit recommended by the Summit County Health Department. 

Next browse some free (online) virtual concerts:

The Piano Concert – Every Thursday evening at 7:30PM 

Virtual shows from local artists 

Free live classical concerts to stream online 

Websites for online music lessons:

Teaching/learning music online.

Above submitted by Jamie Burke (violin).

String Players: Check This Out!

Recommended by Roy Ernst, founder New Horizons Music

I usually don’t make recommendations, but I want to be sure that you know about this. Using an app called Sit-ins, you can play your part with a professional string quartet.

If you’re a violist, for example, you can turn off the viola part and play with the rest of the quartet. Or, you can play along with the pro violist to be sure you have it right.

Right now this is only available for strings, but I hope that they will be adding wind groups. In order to enjoy this, it should sound like the quartet is right in the room with you, so get a good speaker or use good headphones.

The website is www. Sit-ins.com. According to the website, repertoire includes over 100 classical string quartet and duet movements, from beginner to expert.

The app is only available on the iPad.

A subscription costs $56.99/year or $6.99/month. You can try it out with a limited quartet for free.

Please submit any links you would like to share.

FUNTIME AND HOT NEWS BULLETIN 3/14/20; 8:24 pm

LATEST NEW HORIZONS BOARD APPROVED SCHEDULE AND PERFORMANCE PLAN

Hello everyone! I have been in direct contact with the Ohio Public Health Department and have studied the statistical data which they are making available to the general public and to organizations such as ours. Our Board of Directors are all in agreement and in full support of compliance to all the required and suggested policies that the Local, State and Federal Governments have implemented and suggested. I’m sure that all of us agree that limiting contact at this juncture is a wise move understanding that our membership is in fact the number one target of everyone’s preventative action. Local, State and National instructions lists non-participation in large groups, right after continued exaggerated cleanliness, as EVERYONE’S smartest move! For this reason we will not be meeting for ensemble rehearsals until such a time that the “ALL CLEAR” notification is announced to the community. We will begin offering small group classes and sectional rehearsals held at Jim Stahl’s Cavalier Studio before returning to our school host sites. Our up-coming Concert performances will be rescheduled insuring that we have appropriate full ensemble rehearsal time in preparation. Posting these dates and times at this juncture would be complete guess work on my part. Please help by passing this information on to members that you may know that DO NOT USE THE INTERNET!! Carefully keep your instrument clean especially those of you who play wind instruments! Continue to stay in contact with Jaime and I and PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!

Jim Adkins 330.858.2045 RSMB@neo.rr.com Please call text or e-mail me with comments or quetions!

INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING AKRON SYMPHONY TICKET FOR THE MAY 16TH CONCERT WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK! “ALL THAT JAZZ” WILL NOT PERFORM AT THE HOUSTON PUB THIS MONTH. BAND MEMBERS CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR #2 -#7 posting of S.S. to a S.S. each week! Jim

HOT NEWS March 11, 2020

IN COOPERATION WITH BOTH REQUIRED AND SUGGESTED HEALTH GUIDE LINES POSTED BY THE STATE OF OHIO, WALSH UNIVERSITY , THE CUYAHOGA FALLS SCHOOL SYSTEM AND THE AKRON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, NEW HORIZONS OF SUMMIT AND STARK COUNTIES WILL MAKE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN ITS CLASS AND REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:

CLASSES AND REHEARSALS AT BOLICH MIDDLE SCHOOL, WILL MEET THIS EVENING (March 11th) AS SCHEDULED. PLEASE WATCH FOR POSTS ON THIS SITE WITH RESPECT TO NEXT WEEK.

THURSDAY EVENING REHEARSALS AND CLASSES AT WALSH UNIVERSITY TOMORROW EVENING (March 12th) HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. THE WALSH CAMPUS WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE NEAR FUTURE. PLEASE WATCH THIS SITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

THE AKRON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HAS CANCELLED THE LINK UP CONCERT ON MARCH 17TH. THE ORCHESTRA WILL FILM AND BROADCAST THE PERFORMANCE WITHOUT THE STUDENTS IN THE AUDIENCE THAT MORNING. WE HAVE BEEN INVITED TO BE PART OF THAT BROADCAST. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THAT “MERRY BAND OF MODELERS” PLEASE WATCH FOR MORE INFO ON THAT OPPORTUNITY.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO OUR BEST TO KEEP YOU ALL UP TO THE MINUTE ON THE CHANGES THAT WILL OCCUR DURING THIS STRESSFUL PERIOD OF TIME. Jim

CURRENT NEWS FLASHES! February 19, 2020

OUR FIRST CLASS REHEARSALS, IN PREPARATION FOR OUR AKRON SYMPHONY CHILDREN’S CONCERT, ARE THIS MONDAY AND THURSDAY (February 24th & 27th) AFTER REHEARSALS AT BOLICH AND WALSH. WE ONLY HAVE THREE REHEARSALS AT BOTH OF OUR LOCATIONS SO PLEASE COME PREPARED TO SPEND ABOUT 25 MINUTES OF GOOD WORK. BRING YOUR STRING INSTRUMENT OR RECORDER, AND “LINK UP” MUSIC BOOK HAVING PRACTICED #12, 10, AND 8. THANKS, JIM (Concerts are on March 17th).

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR SMALL GROUP RECITALISTS! A FUN TIME WAS HAD BY ALL! OSGOOD KOSNOWSKI WAS REALLY PLEASED!

AKRON SYMPHONY TICKETS: SUPER NEWS! THE AKRON SYMPHONY HAS PRESENTED OUR NEW HORIZONS MEMBERS A STUPENDOUS TICKET OFFER FOR THE MAY 16TH “SYMPHONIC DANCES CONCERT” AT E. J. THOMAS HALL. MEMBERS MAY SELECT TICKETS FROM ANY OF THE FOUR REGULAR PRICES OF $60.00, $47.00, $37.00, OR $25.00 AT HALF PRICE! YOUR TICKET WILL COST $30.00, $23.50, $18.50, OR $12.00. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SIGNED THE REQUEST LIST DO SO THIS WEEK WITH JIM, BEFORE/AFTER, OR AT REHEARSAL BREAK. DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR THIS FINE ORCHESTRA ,CONDUCTED BY CHRISTOPHER WILKINS, PERFORMING RACHMANINOFF’S LAST SCORE, AND TOUR-DE-FORCE Symphonic Dances! More info to follow! SIGN UP NOW!!!!!!!

NEW HORIZONS NIGHT WITH THE A.S.O!

Here is your chance to hear the Season Finale of the Akron Symphony Orchestra “Symphonic Dances”. The performance will be a Kaleidoscope of International sound and color! Enjoy the ambiance of E. J. Thomas Hall as the orchestra is joined by Dancers and concludes with Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances”. If we have enough interest I can get a “GROUP TICKET RATE” WHICH WILL BEAT THE LOWEST TICKET PRICE OF $25.00. Please register your interest by name and number of ticket that you would purchase with this presale offer during refreshment times for the next two weeks. The concert is on Saturday, May 16th!

AKRON SYMPHONY CHILDREN’S CONCERTS MODELER SIGN UP PAGE! Last year our Merry Band of New Horizons Musician ,performing on strings and Recorders, helping children of the Akron area learn about music by Modeling during Children’s Concerts. We did such a GREAT JOB that we have been asked to return this year. Please also indicate your interest to join us this year by signing the second list during Refreshments tonight and next week! These children’s concerts are on the morning of March 17th.

New Lost & Found Website Page

The Lost & Found page is a website tool to report items that have been lost or found.

Just complete the short form and your information will be posted to the website, and an email will be sent to all NHB members registered as nhb-neo.org website users.

The link to the Lost & Found Page is located in the Member Resources –> Membership Forms menu.

There is currently one item posted to the Lost & Found page.

Use the following link to access the Lost & Found page: