STARS Youth Orchestra & Soo Cello Crew Concert

This Monday, November 12th, 7pm STARS Youth Orchestras and Soo Cello Crew will perform in a family-fun concert at the historic Soo Theatre! Admission is by donation.

STARS Youth Orchestras have 3 levels; early, intermediate, and advanced.  These groups provide strings students an opportunity to play in a stringed orchestra and learn to follow a conductor.  Soo Cello Crew is a group of cello students who play in ensemble together without a conductor. The youth orchestras are directed by Dottie Case and Maggie Twining and Soo Cello Crew is under the direction of Maggie Twining.

The early level orchestra will be presenting “Fire Dragon Mountain” and a piece called “Cellos Ole!”, which features our cello section.  It uses many exciting musical effects such as sliding, pizzicato, and knocking on the side of the cello.

The intermediate level will play “MacPherson’s Lament,” “Waltz from Sleeping Beauty,” and a piece that was arranged by Dr. Barbara Rhyneer from Northern Michigan University called “Slap the Bug Reel and Tim Clancy’s Jig.”  The Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras recently traveled to Marquette to perform this and other selections as guests on NMU’s fall orchestra concert.

The advanced level orchestra will present the classic “Overture from the Royal Fireworks” by Handel as well as “Palladio” by Jenkins and “Embraceable You” by Gershwin.

Come enjoy a night of classic repertoire and fiddle tunes with the STARS Youth Orchestra and Soo Cello Crew.



Soo Youth Theatre is gearing up for Hansel and Gretel performances in January.  Students ages 8-19 who are interested in auditioning should request an audition with director Karen Beacom by emailing  

Hansel and Gretel will be presented January 18-20, 2019.  


Save the date for some of our upcoming events!

November 15th,

November 16th, 5pm & 7pm Stars Fall Recitals. Two recitals featuring STARS students taking private lessons on piano, strings, and/or voice. Students will perform musical selections from the pieces they have been working on during their fall lessons. This concert is open to the public and donations are appreciated.

December 16th, 1-4pm Tour of Homes will highlight homes throughout the Sault, Michigan area. The annual Tour of Homes Tea will run from 2-5pm at Central United Methodist Church. The tea will will be accompanied by string groups and other musical performances by students and faculty of the Soo Theatre. If you have a home you would like to highlight on the tour please call the office at 906-632-1930!

CALLING ALL CHRISTMAS MUSICIANS : Singers and instrumentalists needed to be a part of Laker Christmas on Saturday, December 8 at 4pm at the LSSU Arts Center.

Each year, LSSU and Soo Theatre partner together to bring a wonderful selection of music for A Laker Christmas.  If you sing or play an instrument in band or orchestra and would like to be a part of this event, please get in touch with the Soo Theatre office to find out how to be involved.  The choir will be under the direction of Karen Hughes Beacom, the band under the direction of Dottie Case, and the orchestras under the direction of Dottie Case and Maggie Twining.  If you were previously in the community chorus or community band, please consider joining us again. Rehearsals will start the first week of November, so get in touch soon!

Soo Theatre Project, 534 Ashmun Street, SSM 49783, (906) 632-1930,

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