Primo & Primo Intermezzo

Primo and Primo Intermezzo

Our entry-level orchestra for string players in grades 4 through 8, Primo is for many young musicians their first experience in orchestral playing. In Primo, the focus is on accessible repertoire, sight-reading and instrumental techniques, scales, and the development of successful auditioning skills. Daryl Silberman, a former member of the Salem (OR) Chamber Orchestra and freelance violinist and violist, conducts Primo. Ms. Silberman is also a recognized specialist in contemporary and jazz styles. She currently teaches at Waubonsie Valley High School (District 204) in Aurora.

Primo Intermezzo is a group of more advanced Primo members who participate in this small ensemble by invitation. It is also conducted by Daryl Silberman. Primo Intermezzo students rehearse with the rest of Primo (violins, violas, cellos and basses) then stay an additional half hour to rehearse Intermezzo repertoire.


Rehearses Sundays: 4:00-5:00pm (Primo), 4:00-5:30pm (Primo Intermezzo)

Primo and Primo Intermezzo students host an “Informance” at 5:00pm on October 28, 201. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Primo and Primo Intermezzo students attend the 4:30pm concert on November 4, 2018, perform in and attend the 2:00pm concert on March 10, 2019 and perform with the Youth Symphony during the 7:30pm concert on May 5, 2019.