Primo & Primo Intermezzo

Primo & Primo Intermezzo

Primo is our entry-level string ensemble for string players (violins, violas, cellos, and basses) in grades 4 through 8. For many young musicians, this is their first experience in orchestral playing. In Primo, the focus is on accessible repertoire, sight-reading, string technique, scales, and successful auditioning skills.

Primo Intermezzo is a small group of more experienced Primo members selected by invitation. Students rehearse with all of Primo, then stay an additional half-hour to rehearse Intermezzo repertoire.

Primo & Primo Intermezzo are led by Tracy Dullea. 


Primo & Primo Intermezzo students host an “Informance” (INFORmalINFORmational perFORMANCE) in late October. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

PrimoPrimo Intermezzo students attend the 4:30pm concert in November, perform side-by-side with Youth Symphony during the 7:00pm concert in March, and perform on their own during the 2:00pm concert in May.