Stretto Youth Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble of young musicians who come together to tackle the challenge of playing great works of the chamber orchestra literature.
Stretto Young Musicians - Ages 7-13 A training ensemble that helps beginning and intermediate players develop skills to integrate into the larger ensemble.
Stretto High School This is our main performing ensemble. Stretto Advanced - Grades 10-12 A leadership-training program with performance opportunities. Members include all section leaders and the Student Assistant Conductor. These students receive more flexibility with regard to the Friday evening rehearsals but may have extended weekend practice. Audition plus at least 3 years of orchestra experience required to be considered for this division.
First Rehearsal: September 10, 2021 @Princeton Friends School
Stretto has performed in Chicago, Paris, Prague, Brussels, Beijing, Shanghai, Germany, Italy, Austria, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria, and as a featured guest performing ensemble at the Philadelphia Bach Festival, New York Encounter (New York, NY) and the Princeton Early Music Festival.
Stretto is always looking for new talent from the greater Princeton region including West Windsor, Plainsboro, Hopewell, Lawrence, Hamilton, Trenton, and other townships in Mercer County and beyond.