The future of music at the Kawartha Youth Orchestra
The Kawartha Youth Orchestra is pleased to announce its 2013/2014 season of extraordinary music-making!
KYO continues its innovative programming this year, joining forces with other community groups and sharing music with all ages.
Beginning with Autumn Auditions on September 7, the second round of auditioning for youth from 12 to 24 years, young musicians are invited to apply for openings in percussion, winds and string sections.
After the good news that the RBC Foundation is again supporting the 2014 Assistant Conductor Internship as part of the RBC Emerging Artist program, September 6 was set for the application due date for this season’s program.
Successful candidates will then be invited to audition by conducting the Kawartha Youth Orchestra in rehearsal on October 6.
Now in its third season, this unique training program has already had rich results: 2011 Assistant Conductor Dina Gilbert recently won chief Assistant Conductor of the Montreal Symphony. “My time in Peterborough was a key part of winning this new position. Thank you!”
The youth orchestra’s first public appearance occurs as part of Canada’s internationally celebrated Culture Days, and this year will be partnered with the Canadian Canoe museum from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 29.
The orchestra will give an open rehearsal and the museum will be open to visitors that day – all for free!
The KYO put its dreams to paper this spring during strategic planning sessions with friends and stakeholders, and is taking new directions in ticketing.
Through their new “Concerts for Kids” program the KYO is offering area charitable organizations with youth clients free tickets to their concerts this year (advanced registration required.)
The KYO has also renewed its contract with the Welcome Pass program at the New Canadians Centre for the new season, but is making it even easier for new families to enjoy the show by offering free tickets to all Welcome Pass holders. What a great way to welcome our new citizens!
The “Feast for the Senses” Gala on November 9 is the KYO’s annual fundraising event in the beautifully renovated Market Hall theatre.
This year the event will feature a concert presentation by internationally the renowned Penderecki String Quartet.
New this year, in addition to the full “Gala Pass” ticket ($100) which includes a gourmet wine and food pairing “Feast” with the concert, Concert-only tickets will be available for adults ($40) and now also for youth ($20).
Now in its 26th season, The Penderecki String Quartet has become one of the most celebrated chamber ensembles of its generation.
The Quartet’s performing schedule takes it annually to concert stages across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Inspired by its namesake, Polish composer Krystof Penderecki, the quartet is a devoted champion of the music of our time, premiering over 100 new works from composers in Canada and abroad.
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