Taconic Music is pleased to announce a new opportunity for area violin, viola, cello and double bass students, ages 7 and up, to participate in a string ensemble. Directed by cellist Karen Svirsky and violinist Joana Genova, the Taconic Junior Ensemble, which began in the fall of 2018, rehearses on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30pm at Zion Episcopal Church in Manchester.

The Spring session, which begins March 25, will consist of 7 rehearsals and culminate in a public performance. The program fee is $50. Prior ensemble experience is not required, but all students must be able to read music. Please read the information about rehearsals and policies before submitting an enrollment form.

For additional information, please contact Joana Genova at

Spring 2019 Rehearsal and concert schedule

Monday night rehearsals, 5:30–6:30 pm at Zion Episcopal Church

March 25

April 1
April 8
April 22
April 29

May 6
May 13

Performances and dress rehearsals

Saturday, May 18:
am: Dress Rehearsal
pm: Performance
Location and times TBA

Policies and procedures  

  1. Students must be dropped off 5-10 minutes before the start of rehearsal so they can unpack their instruments and tune.

  2. Pick up is promptly at the ending time.

  3. Participation in Taconic Junior Ensemble is not intended to replace school or private music lessons.

  4. We are guests of Zion church. Students are expected to treat the building and each other with respect.

  5. Please, be mindful of other organizations who may be using the building for meetings.

  6. If a student has to miss a rehearsal for any reason, please e-mail both Joana Genova and Karen Svirsky