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'Summer String Camp' starts Aug. 12

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For close to 40 years, The Rainy Lake Community Orchestra is holding a “Summer String Camp” for string players of all ages and abilities. Practices will be held at the Ranier Community Building beginning on Sunday, Aug. 12.

This year, professional musicians will be coming from as far as Chicago, the Minneapolis- St. Cloud area, North Carolina, the state of Virginia and Winnipeg ,Manitoba to share their expertise and experience.

Area string musicians are welcome to attend practices and to join in activities at Camp Idlewood, including individual lessons and group practices.

Registration is not required. The first rehearsals will be held on Sunday, Aug. 12.

The Rainy Lake Sinfonia (youth and less experienced players) rehearses at 4-5 p.m. each day, Sunday through Thursday. The Rainy Lake Orchestra (adult and advanced students) practice from 5:30-7 p.m. each day.

A concert, free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Ranier Community Building. Free will offering.

For more information, contact John Faith (218-330-4687) or Margaret Sedgwick (807-275-9663).

The camp is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature's general and arts and cultural heritage funds.

Thanks also to the City of Ranier, VFW, Rainy Lake Orchestra and Friends of RLCO.

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