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Nov 20, 2014 in General, Press Releases, Tourism

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CONTACT:                                                                                                    29th SEASON

Jason Miller, Public Relations/Media Chair                                                    www.OPYO.org

479-422-0578, jhmiller528@icloud.com

 

 

 

OZARKS PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

2014-15 Season Proudly Sponsored in Part by LISTERINE

FREE FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm at St. Vincent de Paul in Rogers, AR

 

 

(ROGERS - November 10, 2014) The Ozarks Philharmonic Youth Orchestras will perform their holiday concert at St. Vincent de Paul in Rogers, Arkansas on Tuesday, December 2 at 7:30 pm.  OPYOs 29th season is graciously sponsored in part by Listerine.  Concert highlights include Tchaikovskys beloved Nutcracker Suiteand OPYOs 2nd Annual Holiday Sing-Along, with audience and community choruses joining in song to usher in the holiday season.  Special guest choirs include El Coro Hispanico de St. Vincent de Paul and Bella Vista Mens and Womens Chorus.  Almost 100 young musicians from OPYOs three orchestras conducted by David Barg, Jesse Collett, and Jenny Castillo will perform. Select performances include Tchaikovskys The Nutcracker Suite and many other holiday favorites.

 

Admission is free.  No tickets are required.

 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7:30pm

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

1416 W Poplar St., Rogers, AR

 

Youth Symphony Orchestra

            David Barg, Music Director/ Conductor

 

Tchaikovsky      The Nutcracker Suite (1892)

 

Presto Orchestra

            Jesse Collett, Conductor

 

Andante Orchestra

            Jenny Castillo, Conductor

 

About Ozarks Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (OPYO)

By providing an orchestral experience available to all students, the vision of the OPYO is to become a musical voice that embraces the entire Northwest Arkansas community. OPYO provides a creative environment where young musicians share a love for music and a willingness to spend their Monday afternoons rehearsing and playing together. Since 1984, over 1500 children have been educated and inspired by their participation in the Ozarks Philharmonic Youth Orchestras. As the area's only regional youth orchestra, OPYO is highly regarded for its commitment to the finest quality music education, expanding community engagement, and sensitivity to the musical, social, and emotional needs of its young musicians. Currently, there are close to 100 students from NWA and Missouri - - some traveling over 100 miles round trip - to attend OPYO rehearsals. Ranging in age from 8 to 18, they participate in three orchestras: Andante, Presto, and Youth Symphony Orchestra, and study under the expert guidance of some of NWA's most respected musician-educators. The musicians represent  a rich diversity of ethnic background, religion and socioeconomic circumstances. OPYO emphasizes cooperation, encouragement and mutual respect in an nurturing, supportive environment. Through the year, OPYO has stimulated young people to reach higher and achieve more, both as musicians and as responsible, confident young people. Along with the proven brain-enhancing benefits of music education, OPYO develops the human aspects of self-discipline, reliability, flexibility, cooperation and self-esteem....attitude skills that will last a lifetime!

David Barg, Music Director/Conductor

Now in his second season as Music Director of OPYO and Conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra.  The Youth Symphony Orchestra is a full orchestra playing advanced repertoire.  Past performances have included Brahms Academic Festival Overture, and Finlandia by Jean Sibelius.  David is internationally renowned for his work with young musicians, young ensembles, and their conductors.  David is a guest conductor for the Education Department of the NY Philharmonic, leads the Omaha Symphonys Side-by-Side programs with high school ensembles and Educator as Maestroprofessional development programs for music teacher.  He has worked with youth orchestras, and elementary, middle and high school, college, and conservatory vocal and instrumental ensembles in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, Houston, Las Vegas, Annapolis, Baltimore, Tulsa, Kansas City, Omaha, and elsewhere.  David has led the Arkansas, Nevada, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio All-State Orchestras in programs that included complete symphonies by Hansen (2), Mahler (1) and Shostakovich (5). He will conduct the South Dakota All-State Orchestra in November of this year.  David leads all-state and all-region orchestras throughout the country, and gives teacher workshops for boards of education and state music educator associations.  His book for music teachers, Igniting Response (to our conducting) will appear in the spring.

Jesse Collett, Presto Conductor

Jesse has begun his third season as Conductor of OPYOs Presto Orchestra.  Presto is an intermediate string orchestra where students sharpen their skill to move toward performing with the Youth Symphony Orchestra.  Jesses focus for OPYO is to assist young musicians to develop their natural and innate ability to interpret, appreciate, and communicate the art and joy of music.  Jesse is currently the Head Orchestra Director of Bentonville Public Schools, whose orchestras serve over 500 students, and conductor of the Bentonville High School Chamber and Symphonic Orchestras.  Jesse also serves as North Orchestra Chairperson for the Arkansas School and Band Association.  Jesse is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and has participated and performed at the Mid-America music festival and Round Top Music Festival in Texas.  Jesse is currently the Principal Violist for the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), Associate Principal of the Fort Smith Symphony and was a member of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (TSO) from 2006-2011.

 

Jenny Castillo, Andante Conductor

Jenny is the Conductor of OPYOs Andante Orchestra for her second season.  Andante is for first or second year students who wish to acquire orchestra skills.  Jenny has over 10 years of experience teaching violin and viola.  She currently teaches at NWA Suzuki Strings and serves as an orchestra director for Bentonville Public Schools at Old High and Ardis Ann Middle Schools.  Jenny is a soprano with the Singers of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and performs as a violinist in Storybook Strings as an affiliate of the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra. 

 

Full list of students performing at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Tuesday, December 2, 2014

 

Andante Orchestra

 

 

 

 

Abarca, Andrea

Violin

Roger, AR

 

 

Culhane, Elsie

Violin

Eureka Springs, AR

 

 

Demania, Mackenzie

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Edmondson, Ivy

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Edwards, Brandon

Violin

Bella Vista, AR

 

 

Fennel, Jake

Violin

Bella Vista, AR

 

 

Huynh, Kyle

Violin

Centerton, AR

 

 

Irwin, Caroline

Violin

Rogers, AR

 

 

Krishna, Arthi

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Kuykendall, Jessica

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Walker, Brooklyn

Violin

Centerton, AR

 

 

Young, Lyndee

Viola

Rogers, AR

 

 

Agnacian, charlie

Viola

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Agnacian, Lily

Cello

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Brunner, Morgan

Cello

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Lemmon, Jakob

Cello

Bella Vista, AR

 

 

Miller, Emma

Cello

Rogers, AR

 

 

Burgess, McKenna

Cello

Bella Vista, AR

 

 

 

Presto Orchestra

 

 

 

 

Do, Sarah

Violin

Centerton, AR

 

 

Elkins, Andrew

Violin

Rogers, AR

 

 

Fisher, Kaleigh

Violin

Rogers, AR

 

 

Fontana, Marisa

Violin

Rogers, AR

 

 

Glasgow, Rachel

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Henley, DeLaney

Violin

Springdale, AR

 

 

Holman, Caroline

Violin

Carthage, MO

 

 

Jang, Alison

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Krishna, Arjun

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Lippincott, Tyler

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Loy, Claire

Violin

Joplin, MO

 

 

Macartney, AC

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Moisson, Auguste

Violin

Rogers, AR

 

 

Nguyen, Linda

Violin

Rogers, AR

 

 

Nogy, Aislinn

Violin

Lowell, AR

 

 

Scott, Kara

Violin

Gravette, AR

 

 

Summit, Madison

Violin

Bella Vista, AR

 

 

Swager, Daniel

Violin

Stark City, MO

 

 

Houchins, Justus

Viola

Lowell, AR

 

 

Hundley, Reagan

Viola

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Seay, Andrew

Viola

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Yekelchik, Holden

Viola

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Gajial, Anoushey

Cello

Rogers, AR

 

 

Jackson, Will

Cello

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Nogy, Ceilidh

Cello

Lowell, AR

 

 

Nuttle, Luke

Cello

Rogers, AR

 

 

Robers, Emma

Cello

Rogers, AR

 

 

Well-Off-Man, Sonya

Cello

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Burgess, Tanner

Bass

Bella Vista, AR

 

 

Cross, William

Bass

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Gomez, Gabriela

Bass

Rogers, AR

 

 

Prime, Natalie

Bass

Rogers, AR

 

 

Zalenski, Shae

Harp

Rogers, AR

 

 

 

Youth Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

 

Edwards, Jenelle

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Glasgow, Sheldon

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Guo, Sicily

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Kendall, Lee

Violin

Rogers, AR

 

 

Mulkey, Briseis

Violin

Rogers, AR

 

 

Mulkey, Demetrius

Violin

Rogers, AR

 

 

Murphy, Mariah

Violin

Webb City, MO

 

 

Nuttle, Anna

Violin

Rogers, AR

 

 

Park, Senah

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Park, Yenah

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Paschal, Virginia

Violin

Rogers, AR

 

 

Scott, Maren

Violin

Gravette, AR

 

 

Swager, Emily

Violin

Stark City, MO

 

 

Weir, Ben

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Well-Off-Man, Inga

Violin

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Bartell, Mary

Viola

Eureka Springs, AR

 

 

Clark, Grace

Viola

Bella Vista, AR

 

 

Cross, Beau

Viola

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Murphy, Micaela

Viola

Webb City, MO

 

 

Pavon, Matthew

Viola

Rogers, AR

 

 

Perrin, Luci

Viola

Bella Vista, AR

 

 

Swager, Amber

Viola

Stark City, MO

 

 

White, Jacob

Viola

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Culhane, Cassie

Cello

Eureka Springs, AR

 

 

Higgins, Chandler

Cello

Rogers, AR

 

 

McDonald, Timothy

Cello

Eureka Springs, AR

 

 

Radcliffe, Owen

Cello

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Rogers, Layne

Cello

Rogers, AR

 

 

Stuckey, Rebecca

Cello

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Tynes, Michael

Cello

Rogers, AR

 

 

Hartman, Charles

Cello

Rogers, AR

 

 

Clark, Mckay

Bass

Bentonville, AR

 

 

O'Dell, Liam

Bass

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Jorgensen, Bailey

Harp

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Jorgensen, Caroline

Harp

Bentonville, AR

 

 

Barnes, Jordan

Flute

Lowell, AR

 

 

Vang, Ger

Flute

Decatur, AR

 

 

Lewis, Rachel

Clarinet

Springdale, AR

 

 

Slaughter, Fiona

Oboe

Fayetteville, AR

 

 

Mejia, Gabriel

Trumpet

Springdale, AR

 

 

Dykes, Hawk

French Horn

Springdale, AR

 

 

Larkin, Grant

Trombone

Rogers, AR

 

 

Ham, Mikey

Tympani

Springdale, AR

 

 

Sandoval, Beverly Anne

Trumpet

Springdale, AR

 

 


 

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