Brent’s Carpet One – Banner
Newhall Land – Banner
Facey – Banner
Santa Clarita Transit – Dump the Pump – Banner
Adage IT – Banner
Newhall Land – 2015 – Banner
Disneyland – Diamond Celebration – Banner
Valencia – Back to The Bowl – Banner
Galpin Motors – Banner
Beyond Harmony – Banner
IHOP – Banner
Green Convergence – Sun Power – Banner
Safety Town – Banner
Oakmont of Santa Clarita – Banner
Simply Taylored – Banner
Union Bank – Banner
YMCA – Try The Y Tuesday – Banner
Hugo Naturals – Banner
Santa Clarita Autosound – Banner
Bouquet Gardens – Banner
Olive Terrace Bar and Grill – Banner
AV Party Rental – Banner
Gerard Cosmetics – Banner
Academy Swim Club – Banner
College Of The Canyons – Banner
Valencia Town Center – Farmer’s Market – Banner
Santa Clarita Ballet – Little Mermaid – Banner
California High Speed Rail – Palmdale – Banner
SCV Senior Center – Touch A Truck 2015 – Banner
Samuel Dixon – Rubber Ducky – 2015 – Banner
All Americans Bail Bonds – Banner
Action Family Counseling – Banner
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Banner
Patterson’s Collision Center – Banner
Today
It is forecast to be Clear at 7:00 PM PDT on June 02, 2015
Clear
83°/54°
Home » Santa Clarita News » Youth Orchestra To Perform April 21

Youth Orchestra To Perform April 21

SCVYOBy Allison Pari

The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra, along with the Prelude Strings & Winds and the Symphony of the Canyons will be performing on April 21 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, in a Classical and Romantic Masterworks Concert, with “an exciting mix of compositions both wonderfully familiar and excitingly new.”

The SCVYO began 25 years ago, envisioned “as a gathering of talented youth who, through exposure to expert instruction, musical knowledge, and ethnic diversity acquire a love of beauty, learn to pursue excellence, demonstrate personal growth as musicians, and enrich the cultural life of our community,” according to their website, scvyo.org.


Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking news alerts delivered right to your inbox


Recently, the Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra Foundation petitioned the William S. Hart School District to allow students in the SCVYO to receive high school fine arts credit for participation. As students prepare to apply for college, fine arts credits on their transcripts are beneficial, even for those who don’t intend to pursue a music career.

Some join the orchestra just for fun, but as SCVYO Foundation Chair, Peggy Cannistraci said, “I feel that getting the school district’s blessing is very important. Our youth orchestra program is not only fun for the students, but it provides a valid musical education.” Music Director Dr. Paul Sherman added that the SCVYO and Prelude Strings were the starting point for many students who later went to renowned schools like Julliard, Harvard, MIT, USC and UCLA.

Sherman, professor at Chapman University and professional oboist, is assisted by professional musicians Damian Berdakin (bass) and Julissa Bozman (violin). Music graduate students from California Institute of the Arts also come to share their knowledge with the SCVYO participants.

“Our orchestra program is unique… it’s really about the process rather than the competition,” commented Sherman. “Every moment of the rehearsal is about learning something about music and finding out how to work with other people—getting along. All the students can’t compete for concert master. I’m not so interested in a challenge for chairs—it could turn students against each other. Instead, I go for quality and strength all the way through the orchestra.”

The upcoming concert begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, April 21. Tickets start at $5. For more information visit http://www.canyons.edu/offices/pio/canyonspac/orchestras.html.

Youth Orchestra To Perform April 21

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

About KHTS AM 1220

Hugo Naturals – News Banner
All American Bail Bonds – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – News Banner
College Of The Canyons – News Banner
Academy Swim Club – News Banner
AV Party Rental – News Banner
Action Family Counseling – News Banner
Patterson’s Collision Center – Tile
Santa Clarita Transit – Dump the Pump – Tile
YMCA – Try The Y Tuesday – Tile
Galpin Motors – Tile
Academy Swim Club – Tile
Bouquet Gardens – Tile