ELM at Green Music Center

On November 17, 2018 ELM joined with three other Sistema programs for the first North Bay Seminario and side-by-side with the Sonoma State Orchestra at the beautiful Weill Music Hall at the Green Music Center. Our Bartok Ensemble were at the top of their game and performed several pieces on their own before joining with the full orchestra for a rousing finale of two beloved Leonard Bernstein pieces - Mambo and Somewhere.  They looked great in their newly ELM shirts donated by our wonderful landlord, David Brown of BNC.

Winter Concerts December 2018

December 8th: This is a special, mini-concert for our new ELM students who are in the Pre-orchestral program. They will give a short presentation in the Venetia Valley gym on Saturday, December 8 at 11:30am.

December 16th: Come celebrate ELM’s 3 Ensembles with a special performance by our parent ukulele ensemble. Our string and wind students are excited to to highlight the impressive musical and ensemble skills they have focused on this fall. Marin Showcase Theater, San Rafael, December 16, 2018 at 1:00pm.

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ELM receives $30K Grant from Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute

ELM has been selected to receive a $30K grant from Carnegie Hall's Play USA. ELM joins this network that supports organizations across the country that offer instrumental music education programs to low-income and underserved K–12 students. This grant will fund our new brass and wind instrument program for students at Venetia Valley School in San Rafael. Press release http://www.marinij.com/arts-and-entertainment/20170805/san-rafael-canal-youth-music-program-scores-30k-grant-from-carnegie-hall

Amazing Spring Concert, The Biggest Yet

ELM celebrated their annual spring concert on May 20, 2017. We enjoyed the evening performance at Mt. Tam United Methodist Church in Mill Valley. This was our biggest concert yet that included: an Orff Ensemble, 40 member Chorus, 11 piece Parent Ukulele Ensemble, and an All ELM Orchestra of 65 instrumentalists. We played numerous folk songs from around the world like Aya Ngena (South African), Cielito Lindo (Mexican), and Ho Ho (Japanese). Our Advanced Chamber Orchestra rounded off the concert with selections from J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, and Zequinha de Abreu; and then our combined orchestras, chorus, and parent ukulele ensemble gave us a lively and inspirational finale to close the concert. What a phenomenal way to end our 2016-2017 season.