OrchestraChorusPalooza – Dec. 9, 2012 at 4pm

Coming up soon! Our students have been working hard to prepare some wonderful music for OrchestraChorusPalooza. VYO flutist, Lauren Zwonik, is our featured soloist.

Have you gotten your tickets yet? Be sure to get yours soon before it sells out! Call 86-FLYNN or go to flynntix.org.

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Composer Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857), Russian
Full title Ruslan and Ludmila (Руслан и Людмила)
Excerpt title Overture
Date 1842, St Petersburg
Score Click here to download;
For purchase (Eulenburg mini score), Sheetmusicplus or Compumusic
Recordings Listing here
Tempos Our target: half=80/quarter=160
Source Based on Pushkin’s poem
Setting Ukraine, 10th century
Genre Magic opera
Plot in brief On the day of her wedding to the Russian knight Ruslan, Lyudmila, daughter of the Grand Prince of Kiev, is kidnapped by the sorcerer Chernomor. Ruslan battles many foes and overcomes many obstacles to rescue her.
Context Glinka was the first Russian composer to gain international prominence. This was his second and final opera.











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VYOA Brass Day – November 3!

The VYOA is pleased to announce Brass Day on November 3 from 1pm-5pm with special guests the Boston-based  Triton Brass Quintet.  This event is FREE to the public!!  Students, educators, and brass players of all ages are welcome!  The day starts with a performance by the Triton Brass Quintet and includes clinics, workshops, and a brass choir reading session. 

VYOA to participate in Burlington Six Pack Onstage!

For the first time ever, the Burlington community is working together to help recent graduates and young workers explore the performing arts. Created especially for arts-parched 20- and 30-somethings, Six Pack Onstage is your chance to enjoy a wide variety of arts performances at a great price.  The VYOA is proud to be participating in this exciting new ticket offer.  Six Pack Onstage is a great opportunity to experience theater, chamber music,  the symphony, and much more for one low price.    Click on the logo for more information.

VYP Kicks Off Concert Season on August 27

Vermont Youth Philharmonia Fall Concert
Monday, August 27 at 7:00 pm
Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College

Yutaka Kono, conductor

Featuring Aaron Copland’s popular “Variations on a Shaker Melody.,” L’Arlésienne (The Girl from Arles) Suite No. 2, written by Georges Bizet. The concert will culminate with the Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürenberg by Richard Wagner.
Tickets: $5 Adults / $2 Students
Tickets available at the door on the night of the performance.
Information:  802-655-5030

Congratulations to the 2012-13 VYO Soloists!

The VYOA is happy to announce our five soloists for the 2012-13 concert season!

A senior at Mount Mansfield Union High School, violinist Lea Martin will present the Allegro molto e con brio of Dimitry Kabalevsky’s Violin Concerto in C major. at the season opening VYO concert on September 28 & 30.

Colchester High School senior Lauren Zwonik will present the Rondo from the Mozart Flute Concerto in D at Orchestrapalooza on December 9.

Mitchell Goff, a homeschooled senior from Plattsburgh, New York will play the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor at the annual VYO New Year’s Eve First Night Concert at the Flynn Center.

Clarinet player Ryan Wolbach will perform the Weber Concertino in E minor at the Vermont Youth Philharmonia Spring Concert on April 14, 2013.

Montpelier High School senior Lydia Herrick will close the VYO concert season on May 3 & 5, 2013 performing the first movement of the Svendsen Romance in G major.

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New Audition Dates Added!

Additional audition dates have been added to our schedule.

June 8 — younger string players (7th grade and younger)
June 19, 27, 28 — all instrumentalists
June 27 — singers

Please email auditions@vyo.org to schedule your appointment to audition for one of our orchestras or choruses!