CVYS 2020 Spring Concert scheduled for March 15, 2020 is canceled
Inclement Weather Policy
If the Eau Claire School District cancels school, the Youth Symphony will cancel rehearsal. If schools are dismissed early, rehearsal will also be cancelled. If inclement weather occurs after school hours, any rehearsal cancellations will be communicated on this website and on social media as soon as possible. If school is delayed 2 hours, rehearsal will be held, unless otherwise noted on this website.
March 15th Concert Cancelled
Due to the decision today by the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire to close for 3 weeks and hold all classes entirely online until at least April 20th, CVYS will not be able to hold our March 15th concert in Gantner Hall on the UWEC campus. We are concerned about the safety of our musicians and audience due to the current Coronavirus threat, and have therefore decided to cancel the upcoming concert.
As a result of the precautions taken by UWEC regarding use of campus facilities and the prohibition of gatherings on campus of 25 people or more, we will not be able to hold CVYS rehearsals until at least April 21st.
We are truly saddened by the reach of the Coronavirus and how it is affecting public safety and our daily lives. Musicians, this is a great time to practice your instrument while waiting for things to improve so that CVYS can reconvene.
Take care and stay safe everyone!
Jennifer Severin - Executive Director
John Stewart - Music Director
Rachel Anderson - CVYS Co-President
Gloria Song - CVYS Co-President
2020 Concerto Competition Finalists
From L to R: Elizabeth Coffin, Nathan Stremcha, Quentin Hable, Anezka Ondrackova, Iris Hakes
Congratulations to all of our 2020 Concerto Competition Finalists! On March 8th, these 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!
Thank you to judges Dr. Benjamin Frayley and Dr. John Stewart for their time and careful deliberation.
And the winners are....
First place: Iris Hakes
Second Place: Anezka Ondrackova
Third Place: Nathan Stremcha
Iris will perform her concerto, Carl Maria von Weber's Concerto in F major for Bassoon (1st mvt.), accompanied by the youth symphony in our final concert of this season scheduled for May 20, 2020, at 3:00 pm in Gantner Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center.
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