The Kawartha region’s premiere youth orchestra launches its second exciting decade of orchestral music under the baton of Music Director Michael Newnham. The 2012/2013 season will continue to generate, sustain and celebrate outstanding young musicians. Hundreds of alumni have gone on to enjoy successful careers, some even as professional musicians! The KYO is planning an extraordinary series of concerts this year; outreach to our community; new partnerships and our second annual Gala event.
With the close of their Autumn auditions, the KYO is pleased to announce a cadre of nineteen members including eight new faces: Kaitlyn Allan, Violin (Omemee, ON); Hannah Argumendo, flute (Peterborough, ON); Moire Bleszynski, trumpet (Buckhorn, ON); Trevor Dalton, trumpet (Ennismore, ON); Alyssa Gulliford, flute (Campbellford, ON) Terri Manderson, clarinet (Peterborough, ON); Ana Moyer, clarinet (Peterborough, ON); Eva Osterlee, violin (Campbellford, ON);
Returning 2012 orchestra members include; Emily Clark Campbell, violin (Peterborough, ON); Oisín Hannigan, percussion (Baltimore, ON); Sarah Johnston, flute (Lindsay, ON); Shantel Kaczmarek, violin (Peterborough, ON); Sebastian Kay, violin (Peterborough, ON); Claire Motyer, violin (Peterborough, ON); Gabriella Newnham, violin (Peterborough, ON); Fiona Roberts, viola (Cavan, ON); brothers William & Peter Wowk, double bass & violin (Campbellford, ON); and Khalid Younis, violin (Bridgenorth, ON).
The ?Feast for the Senses? Gala is the KYO’s second annual fundraising event in the beautifully renovated Market Hall theatre. It promises to be an exquisite evening inspired by the romance of guest artists, the Cecilia String Quartet. Taking their name from St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, the Cecilia String Quartet continues to win acclaim internationally. Performing on rare instruments like last year’s Stradivarius cello, patrons will see and hear for themselves how “?the quartet soared and thrilled, filling the hall with the most exquisite sounds.” – Kenneth Delong (The Calgary Herald).
Concert-only attendees are invited to arrive at 7:30pm for the 8pm curtain for a ticket price of $40 which includes a complimentary glass of Exultet wine and a gourmet reception. Premium Gala Pass patrons will also indulge in the pre-concert ?Feast? pairing local delicacies with spirited beverages which begins at 6:15pm at a cost of $100. Feast partners this year include Exultet Estate winery, Lake of Bays Brewing, blackhoney Desserts & Coffeehouse, Chasing the Cheese, and The Chocolate Castle. Tickets are available now from Market Hall Box office by phoning (705) 749-1146 or online at www.markethall.org. For multi-table orders, call the KYO office at 705-931-7539.
In addition to their regular season, on Saturday, December 8th at 8pm the KYO will make a guest appearance on stage with the Peterborough Symphony for their “Home for the Season” concert at Showplace. Also featuring the Peterborough Pop Ensemble, this concert is sure to play on the heartstrings and evoke nostalgia for holidays past. Tickets are available from Showplace at (705) 742-SHOW (7469.)
Next up on the KYO calendar is an Open Rehearsal at the Art Gallery of Peterborough as part of Culture Days. Starting at 2pm until 4:30pm, come and see The Kawartha Youth Orchestra practicing their craft to the backdrop of their featured exhibition, “On the Labradour”: large colour photographs of Torngat Mountains in Labradour, taken over two decades. The epic, stunning vistas are a visual inspiration paired with the startling talents of young musicians presenting the world’s greatest music.
GALA CONCERT DETAILS
Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Time: 6:15pm for Gala ? 8pm for Concert
Location: Market Hall Theatre (140 Charlotte St., Peterborough)
Tickets: $100 for Gala Pass – $40 for concert only