On February 24, 2021

Vermont Youth Orchestra presents winter live stream concerts

Esther Koo

Sunday, Feb. 28 at 12:30 p.m.—COLCHESTER – The Vermont Youth Orchestra (VYO) presents its second concert series of the season on Sunday, Feb.28, via live stream from the Elley-Long Music Center. The VYO’s 80 musicians, under the baton of music director Dr. Mark Alpizar, will present four concerts throughout the day. In addition to featuring this year’s concerto winners, musicians are performing works by Gounod, Dukas, Dvorak, Piazzola, and Christopher Tin.

See below for concert timings and programming. All concerts are free to the public but registration is required. Learn more at vyo.org.

12:30 p.m.: Charles Gounod’s Petite symphonie, mvts. 2&3 and Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango,” arr. Jeff Scott.

3 p.m.: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major and Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A Major, Mvts. 1&2.

5:30 p.m.: Paul Dukas’ Fanfare “La Péri” and Christopher Tin’s “Baba Yetu,” arr. Johnnie Vinson.

8 p.m.: Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 and Antonin Dvoák’s Slavonic Dance No. 8, Op. 46.

Nora Cannizzaro

VYO concerto winners -A longstanding tradition

The VYOA is proud to present two of this year’s four senior soloists. While performances are not taking place in person at the Flynn, the VYOA looks forward to featuring these fine performers via livestream concerts this season.

Essex High School senior and bassoonist Nora Cannizzaro will perform the first movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191 at 3 p.m. Nora began playing the clarinet and piano in 4th grade but was drawn to the bassoon and its low notes in 7th grade. This season marks her fourth year as a member of the VYO. She has been an active participant in district and all-state music festivals, the New England Music Festival, and the UVM Orchestra since her freshman year.

South Burlington High School senior violinist Esther Koo will perform the first movement of Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 at 8 p.m. Esther has played the violin since the age of 10 and is currently studying with Ira Morris. She has been involved in several chamber groups, notably the Gospel Praise Ensemble, a violin, flute, and piano trio, for six years. Her weekly solo and chamber performances can be found on YouTube and Facebook. She has been a first violinist in the Vermont All-State Orchestra and is a first violinist of the VYO, serving as the concertmaster of the Classical Orchestra.

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