MYSO Presents Free Playathon Performances at Bayshore Town Center on Sunday, October 23

MYSO PRESENTS FREE PLAYATHON PERFORMANCES at  

Bayshore Town Center on Sunday, October 23, 2016 

 

WHO:

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) is dedicated to harnessing the performing arts as an empowering vehicle to develop the talent and character of 1,000 young musicians from:

  • diverse backgrounds (48% of enrollment represents populations of color)
  • wide range of ages–ages 8-18
  • large geographic area–from 60 communities and 14 counties throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

WHAT:

  • energetic and exciting performances showcasing the extraordinary work of these young musicians
  • the only concert each season that features all 1,000 musicians in one setting
  • classical, pops, jazz and Latin music performances before audiences of thousands
  • FREE to the public as a thank-you for the tremendous community support enjoyed by the organization.

WHEN:

Sunday, October 23, 2016

 

Peak times for largest audiences, diversity of ensembles, highest levels of musicians:

  • 11:30 AM – 1:45 PM
  • 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM  

Detail:

11:35 AM: Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (120 musicians) – advanced high school-aged full symphony orchestra

1:15 PM: Senior Symphony (120 musicians) – organization’s most advanced full symphony orchestra and premier ensemble

1:20 and 3:10 PM: Calypso – advanced steel pan band

3:45 PM: Wind Ensemble (80 musicians) – intermediate-level middle school-aged wind band

4:30 PM: Sinfonia (130 musicians) – large intermediate-level middle school-aged string ensemble

5:15 PM: Philharmonia (130 musicians)- advanced middle and high school-aged full symphony orchestra

3:45 PM: Apex – advanced jazz combo
4:15 PM: Summit – advanced jazz combo

4:45 PM: Bronzeville Jazz Quintet – MYSO’s premier jazz combo


See full schedule below.

 

WHERE:

Bayshore Town Center, 5800 North Bayshore Drive, Glendale

  • classical ensembles–Rotunda
  • jazz combo and steel pan band performances–Grand Hall (Food Court area).

Media representatives are asked to check in at Bayshore’s Guest Services or text or call Marketing Director Ron Oshima at 614-370-4309.


ADDITIONAL MEDIA AVAILABILITY

Executive Director Linda Edelstein and Artistic Director Carter Simmons will be available for live phone, in-studio and taped interviews prior to the event (October 23, 2016). Video, still photographs of student ensemble performances and relevant information also will be provided upon request. Selected music directors and student live, in-studio performances may be possible if scheduling allows.

 

FULL SCHEDULE (10:15 AM – 5:45 PM):

Classical Ensembles (Rotunda)

10:15 AM: Flute Chorale – middle school-aged flute choir

10:50 AM: String Orchestra – large elementary/middle school-aged string orchestra 11:35 AM: Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra – advanced high school-aged full symphony orchestra

12:30 PM: Chamber Flute Ensemble – advanced high school-aged flute choir

1:15 PM: Senior Symphony – organization’s most advanced full symphony orchestra and premier ensemble

2:00 PM: Prelude Orchestra – small introductory string ensemble

2:30 PM: String Orchestra – large elementary/middle school-aged string orchestra

3:05 PM: Progressions – introductory string ensemble

3:45 PM: Wind Ensemble – intermediate-level middle school-aged wind band

4:30 PM: Sinfonia – large intermediate-level middle school-aged string ensemble

5:15 PM: Philharmonia – advanced middle and high school-aged full symphony orchestra

 

Jazz Combos, Steel Pan Bands (Grand Hall/Food Court Area)
10:30 AM: Perception – beginning level jazz combo

11:00 AM: Effect – beginning level jazz combo
11:30 AM: Connection – beginning level jazz combo

12:00 PM: Rhumba – advanced level Latin jazz ensemble

12:30 PM: Cornerstone – intermediate level jazz combo
1:00 PM: Soca – introductory/intermediate level steel pan band

1:20 PM: Calypso – advanced level steel pan band

1:45 PM: Outlook – intermediate level jazz combo

2:15 PM: Template – intermediate level jazz combo
2:45 PM: Soca – introductory/intermediate level steel pan band

3:10 PM: Calypso – advanced level steel pan band

3:45 PM: Apex – advanced level jazz combo
4:15 PM: Summit – advanced jazz combo

4:45 PM: Bronzeville Jazz Quintet – MYSO’s premier jazz combo

 

Funds raised from the Playathon will support MYSO’s life-changing programs.

ABOUT MYSO:

At Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO), we empower young people from diverse backgrounds to joyfully pursue musical excellence while building crucial life skills.

In 2016-17, the organization celebrates its sixty-first anniversary season. In honor of its many achievements, MYSO was selected as a 2015 winner of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the country’s highest honor for youth arts programs, presented by the President’s Commiee on the Arts and the Humanities. MYSO received the award from First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.

MYSO is one of the largest most successful and respected youth orchestra programs in the nation, regularly recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for its artistic excellence.

Instrumental in changing lives since 1956, MYSO’s programs foster critical thinking skills, creativity and collaboration through more than 40 ensemble and enrichment options, ranging from symphony, string orchestras, jazz and steel pan bands, to music theory, composition, and international tours all providing high quality musical experiences to students at various skill levels.
MYSO is a proud founding member of the United Performing Arts Fund.

 

For more information, please call Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra at 414-267-2950, or go to our website at www.myso.org.

 

 

Contact:

Linda Edelstein, Executive Director

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

325 W. Walnut Street, Milwaukee, WI  53212

Phone: 414-267-2990; Cell: 414-704-9115; Fax: 414-267-2960
lindaedelstein@myso.org

www.myso.org

 

 

 

MYSO is a proud member of UPAF

 

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