This season’s OrchestraChorusPalooza was an inspiring showcase of the talent and dedication of VYOA musicians and conductors. Each ensemble performed at such a high level, and the programming was diverse and engaging. Click here to download and purchase the recording from OrchestraChorusPalooza on December 11, 2016. It’s truly an experience to treasure!
This month, our e-Newsletter tells about many great performances and opportunities for people of all ages. The Vermont Youth Orchestra’s Winter Concert, on Sunday, January 22nd at 3pm, features two amazing soloists. Tickets are available through flynntix.org. We’ve opened up registration for the Spring session of Presto, our ensemble for beginning string players. Tickets are now available for the Spring Rug Concert, an interactive performance experience for children ages 5 & under. Our Fall Rug Concert was sold out. Click here to reserve your tickets in advance – seating is limited! The VYO String Squad and Vermont Youth Chorus will perform in the longstanding State House tradition, Farmer’s Night on Wednesday, February 8th. Also in this issue, we announce our 2017 Online Auction. For more details on all of these exciting events, click here to read our January e-Newsletter.
This Sunday, January 15th at 3:45pm, Kevin Lawrence will give a masterclass for VYOA string players here at the Elley-Long Music Center. Mr. Lawrence is a graduate of the Juilliard School where he studied with Ivan Galamian and Margaret Pardee. He is on the violin faculty at University of North Carolina’s School of the Arts where he is also chair of the string department. Mr. Lawrence is the founder and Artistic Director of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. We’re very excited for our students to have the opportunity to learn from this world-renowned educator and performer. This event is free & open to all VYOA students. Non-VYOA members interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space. Seating is limited!
Our November e-Newsletter is full of opportunities to hear the VYOA this holiday season. Enjoy an exploration of the role of text in vocal music at our Winter Choral Concert entitled Madrigalia: the Music of the Word. Catch a FREE concert while holiday shopping as Vermont Youth Strings performs at University Mall. Hear music ranging from Bach to The Beatles at our annual OrchestraChorusPalooza. Rally your 6th & 7th graders for a Holiday Sing Along with all the festive fixings. Get details about these exciting events in our November e-Newsletter! Click here for the full November e-Newsletter.
We would like to extend a big thank you to RETN, our media partner for filming and producing our Flynn Center performance of the Vermont Youth Orchestra from Sunday, September 25, 2016. The full performance is now available for free online streaming here. We hope you enjoy watching these talented young musicians and look forward to seeing you at our next performance! For a full calendar of events, click here.
Find reflections on our Fall Concerts from conductors, Edward Cumming and Dr. Yutaka Kono as well as Martha Pullen’s reflections on Autumn Promenade, our annual fundraising event. Also, reserve your tickets to this Saturday’s Rug Concert! All this and more fall fun in our October e-newsletter!