If you weren't in Phillips Hall on the afternoon of March 5, 2017, you missed a great show! Eight of our talented and dedicated musicians, together with their accompanists, performed a wonderful selection of concertos for a very appreciative audience. Each finalist is to be congratulated for their preparation for and performance at this year's Concerto Competition!
The 2017 Concerto Competition Finalists
Back row (L-R): Victoria Couture, Eva Kuohujoki, Shilpa Maddikunta, Ben Drucker
Front row (L-R): Raina Simonsen, Charlotte Lohmann, Makayla Moen, Katherine Seeger
Thank you to judges Dr. Molly Gebrian, Mr. Joe Puccio, and Mr. Jason Soules for their time and careful deliberation.
And the winners are....
First place: Raina Simonsen Second place: Katherine SEeger
Third Place (tie): Charlotte Lohmann & Eva Kuohujoki
Raina will perform her concerto, Cello Concerto No.1 by Dmitri Shostakovich, accompanied by the youth symphony in our final concert of this season on May 14, 2017, at 3:00 pm.
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER WE HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL REHEARSAL - JAN.31ST. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE LATE NOTICE.
Congratulations to Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony principal French Horn musician, Hayden Guckenberg, for being selected to perform at Carnegie Hall with talented high school musicians from across the nation in the Honors High School Band Ensemble. Hayden was successful in his application and audition for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall, chosen as one of 750 top-rated high school musicians from over 18,000 applicants. Hayden will join other finalists in New York City to work with world-renowned conductors and fellow accomplished musicians, culminating in a Carnegie Hall performance on Sunday, February 5, 2017.
Hayden has been a member of CVYS for 5 years and is a senior at North High School.
Help us 'cover' our chairs!
We are rolling out a program this fall to increase awareness about our Chair Sponsorship Program. Sponsoring a chair offers an individual or business to 'name' the chair, after themselves, a business, in memory of someone special, etc. The named chair will be shown in the program insert, and the chair sponsor will be announced from the stage. Sponsoring a chair is a great way for families, extended families and businesses to show their support for CVYS. Funds from chair sponsorship go towards supporting the CVYS program as a whole, and specifically support the scquisition of new sheet music and compensation for music educational staff. The giving levels for chair sponsorship are as follows:
Please consider helping us to find chair sponsors for CVYS. You can make contact with individuals and businesses yourself or send us your referrals and we will reach out to them on your behalf.
For every referral you make, we will place your name in a raffle to receive free tickets to attend a Minnesota Orchestra Performance with the CVYS when they go on their Spring Symphony Tour. Click here to fill out the referral form.
Thanks for helping us to "cover our chairs"! At the December concert we will choose a winning name, and hopefully you will see a difference on stage with some newly "covered" chairs!