VYOA Woodwind Day – Saturday, April 6

Join Heliand Consort & other special guests for Woodwind Day on Saturday, April 6th from 12:30 to 5:00 pm.  The event includes master classes for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon players of all ages and levels of experience.

There will also be woodwind vendors with instruments, music, and supplies for sale; a panel discussion; an opening performance by Heliand Consort’s woodwind quartet and guest artist Kenneth Andrews; and a large woodwind ensemble for all participants.

Everyone should bring their instrument!  Event is FREE & open to the public.

For a printable PDF of this poster, click here:  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bwq3D4K1qOSiUHlNQ2p5LWZhWmc/edit?usp=sharing


VYOA Showcase at the Old Brick Church in Williston

On Friday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m., come to the Old Brick Church in Williston to watch VYOA members perform instrumental and choral chamber works.

All proceeds benefit the VYOA!

Tickets at the door are $12 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under, and $10 for seniors.

JFK Elementary students visit Elley-Long

We were thrilled to welcome the entire student body of Winooski’s JFK Elementary School to Elley-Long last Friday for a concert with chamber music group Scrag Mountain Music!

Our performance hall was filled to capacity with students, teachers, administrators and helpers.  Performers Owen Dalby (violin), Meena Bhasin (viola), Evan Premo (double bass) and Karen Kevra (flute and piccolo), entertained the students and taught them about the instruments, and the differences and similarities between them. They also talked about the tools we use to listen to music. Especially popular was the use of a “magic” remote control to turn off and on different instruments, to help children learn how to focus on a particular sound.

This was the first time we’ve had a whole school come to Elley-Long for an event and we’d like to give a heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make this possible!

The event was part of an on-going partnership between the VYOA and JFK Elementary, made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Amy E. Tarrant Foundation. Through this funding, we are doing an after-school music program and will be sending VYOA musicians into the school. We are excited to work with JFK and other schools in new ways, and to give students access to classical music which they otherwise may not have the opportunity to hear.

VYO Meets Professor Kubinek

Congratulations to the VYO for a fantastic school matinee at the Flynn this morning.  1,400 students heard our wonderful musicians.  Please join us tomorrow evening at 8pm at the Flynn.  Tickets are still available.  Call 86-FLYNN or visit www.flynntix.org to purchase yours.

Professor Kubínek Meets the Vermont Youth Orchestra

Visionary vaudevillian and internationally acclaimed theater artist Tomáš Kubínek joins the VYO for a hilarious full-evening performance featuring orchestral works by Mozart, Dvorák, Bach, and many others on Friday, February 15th at 8pm at the Flynn.

Tickets can be purchased on the FlynnTix website or call 86-FLYNN.

VYO Conductor Jeff Domoto recently spoke with Tomáš about their upcoming collaboration. You can read the interview here.

Opera Extravaganza – Jan. 20, 2013 at 3 pm

The VYO welcomes internationally acclaimed soprano Latonia Moore and tenor Jesus Garcia, two of opera’s most sought-after rising stars, for our first-ever Opera Extravaganza! They will be joined by the VYO Chorus and will sing arias and duets from favorite masterworks at the Flynn Center. Tickets are $15 adult/$10 student.

We’re also excited to offer an Opera Extravaganza Package including a pre-concert talk with Peter Fox Smith from VPR, concert ticket and post-concert reception with the guest artists at Sweetwaters for $85.

Don’t delay — get your tickets now at flynntix.org! Call 86-FLYNN for the Opera Extravaganza Package. For more information, see the press release.