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Youth orchestra 2013-2014 schedule has six concerts

Published on Friday, July 19, 2013

The Greenville County Youth Orchestras (GCYO) has set its 2013-2014 season’s performances.

The newly elected board of directors was also announced.

There will be six concerts with the GCYO. The Young Artist Orchestra will provide educational and performing opportunities for students through four other orchestras: Junior Sinfonia, Chamber Strings, Sinfonia, and the Philharmonic.

“Youth orchestras matter in Greenville,” said Jacqui Rose, Board President of GCYO’s Association. “Not only do our students learn to perform their instrument with excellence, but they also learn a collection of life skills that can benefit them and their employers later in life.

“From learning to critique themselves to having confidence under pressure, our students are learning determination to succeed that will stay with them long after their time with the youth orchestra is over.”

Holly Caprell has served as executive director for GCYO since 2007.

The GCYO is the afterschool orchestras program of Greenville County Schools. It meets late afternoons and evenings during the school year. Membership is by auditions, open to all public, private and homeschooled students in Greenville County.

Call 864-355-3040 or visit here for more information.

Scheduled performances:

• Oct. 10, (Thursday) 7:30 p.m. – Fall Young Artist and Philharmonic Concert at Gunter Theatre.

• Jan. 16 (Thursday) 6 p.m. Middle School Education Concert: Gunter Theatre

 • Jan. 18 (Saturday) 7:30 p.m. – Winter Young Artist and The Philharmonic Concert at  Gunter Theatre.

• Jan. 19 (Tuesday) 7 p.m. – Winter Orchestras Concert: Young Artist Orchestra, The Philharmonic, Sinfonia, and Chamber. At Wade Hampton High School.

• April 29 (Tuesday) 7 p.m. – Spring Orchestras Concert: Young Artist Orchestra, The Philharmonic, Sinfonia, Chamber Strings, and Jr. Sinfonia. At Peace Center Concert Hall.

• May 3 (Saturday) 7:30 p.m. – Young Artist Orchestra Shoulder to Shoulder with Members of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. At Dorothy Gunter Theatre.

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