The Prelude String Ensemble, led by conductor Christina Wong, provides a high-quality introduction to important concepts of performing in an ensemble. Members will apply their technical knowledge of how to play their instrument to string orchestra literature, learn orchestra rehearsal techniques, learn musical terms, and understand basic music theory. Instruction includes understanding the role of the conductor and learning to follow the conductor.

The Intermezzo String Ensemble, led by conductor Virginia Smedberg, prepares young musicians for progression to playing in a full orchestra. Members will perform string music that will build upon theoretical and musical concepts covered in the Prelude String Ensemble. Emphasis will be given to listening skills as related to playing in a large ensemble.


Rehearsals are held every Monday, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm (for the Yellow Groups) and from 6:45 – 8:45 pm (for the Intermezzo Blue Group) and 7:00 – 8:30 pm (for the Prelude Blue Group), at Prospect High School, Quad, located at 18900 Prospect Road, Saratoga CA 95070. (map)


The Prelude and Intermezzo String Ensembles perform three concerts per season at the Los Gatos United Methodist Church (see their concert schedule for the current season). Admission is $5 for Adults and $3 for Students and Seniors.