BOYNE FALLS -- Students from Boyne Falls Public School who participate in the Crooked Tree Strings Program had the opportunity Friday to visit and listen to the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra guest soloist, Andy Tuck.
Tuck spent the morning sharing with students his musical experiences growing up in Charlevoix, and how he first learned to play the viola at age 12 in the Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra. In high school, Tuck was accepted into the Interlochen Arts Academy where he continued his studies. He is now a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in music performance.
Students asked Tuck why he chose to learn the viola. He responded by playing the lowest sounding note on the instrument saying, "This sound is the reason I choose this instrument."
Tuck performed for students the first movement from the Franz Anton Hoffmeister Viola Concerto in D, which he performed with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra on Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs and on Sunday at Castle Farms in Charlevoix.