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Hello SYO members.  I am really excited for our new season of SYO to begin!!  We will be an orchestra of over 70 people this year.  If this is your first year in SYO, myself and the returning players are looking forward to welcoming you.  You’ll get all of your music at the first rehearsal, but I wanted to share with you the repertoire plans for the season.  Each year I hold a programming meeting that is open to all SYO players.  I take suggestions for repertoire as well as suggestions about our youth orchestra program in general.  Players expressed an interest in performing more often.  And that is exactly what will happen this season.  As you’ll see below, we will perform almost once a month.  There is overlap in repertoire with some of the concerts.  We work so hard on this music that it seems a shame to only perform it once!  The amount of music overall represents a slight increase in the amount in past seasons, but I’ve aimed to find a balance between the challenge (and excitement) of preparing more repertoire, while also not biting of more than can be chewed.

The list has many pieces that were suggested by SYO players, contains some of the crown jewels of the orchestral repertoire, and also a few pieces that you might not know but I think you will grow to love.

During the season I look forward to every Sunday evening that we get to make music together.  In the time before our first rehearsal I encourage you to listen to the repertoire that we will rehearse and perform.  There are many great recording available of these pieces.  I’ve shared some on this blog.  Click on the tab marked SYO 2017-2018 Repertoire Videos/Recordings to find these.  Have a great rest of the summer and see you in rehearsal!

Oct 1- Rosthern Concert

Danse Macabre- Saint Saens 

How To Train Your Dragon- Powell 

Choir rep TBA

Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust- Berlioz

English Folk Song Suite- Vaughn Williams

 

Nov 12- Concert in Quance Theatre

Danse Macabre- Saint Saens

How To Train Your Dragon- Powell

Barber of Seville Overture- Rossini 

Les Preludes- Liszt 

English Folk Song Suite- Vaughn Williams

 

Dec 17- Winter Concert

Nutcracker Suite- Tchaikovsky

Les Preludes- Liszt 

Sleigh Ride- Anderson

Christmas Festival- Anderson

 

Jan 13- Chamber Orchestra

Concerto for Marimba and Strings- Sejourne 

Symphony No 1- Beethoven 

Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 1- Handel

 

Feb 4- Concert in Quance for Open House guests

O Canada

How To Train Your Dragon- Powell

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1- Elgar 

Les Preludes- Liszt

highlights from Symphonic Dances- Rachmaninoff

 

Mar 10 or 11- SYO Anniversary Concert

Pilgrimage- Godwin Friesen 

Youth Overture – Airat Ichmouratov

highlights from Symphonic Dances- Rachmaninoff

Les Preludes- Liszt

Barber of Seville Overture- Rossini 

Elgar- Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1

 

Mar 24- Combined Concert with SSO

Youth Overture – Airat Ichmouratov

 

Ap 22- Spring Concert

Tzigane- Ravel

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1- Elgar- with SSTR

Symphonic Dances- Rachmaninoff

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