Recordings from the Prelude Masterworks Concert on May 18th, 2013 have been posted. You can hear them on the Recordings page.
Welcome to Prelude
Prelude is an Arlington, VA-based nonprofit youth orchestra program offering several ensemble opportunities for talented young musicians interested in performing challenging repertoire and building their orchestral skills. Now recruiting for our fourth season, Prelude focuses on developing ensemble skills and musical maturity while maintaining a fun and supportive atmosphere.
Returning members only audition for placement; once accepted, members are always welcome.
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“What a magical concert. I do love chamber music so much and everything was wonderful. Thank you so much for this group. It has been indescribably helpful to my son. He constantly craves more difficult music now all the time!”
A Prelude parent (December 2010)
“The Prelude Youth Orchestra program has the most creative musical training curriculum of any youth orchestra I know. Jennifer Wade has crafted something really special, developing the WHOLE musician.”
Helen Fall, Past-President, Virginia String Teachers Association (VASTA)
“I’ve liked the pieces and how the 2 hours [of rehearsal] are different. I have had a lot of fun and look forward to it every week.”
14-year-old Prelude violinist