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September 23, 2018

Oswego Community Youth Orchestra Announces Spring Concert, Special Guests SUNY Oswego Orchestra


OSWEGO – The Oswego Community Youth Orchestra will hold its annual Spring Concert April 9 at 7 p.m.

Front row, from left: Sasha Loayza, Gillian Clark, Thomas May, Cassie Romeo, Kirsten Bell. Second row: Ruhma Khawaja, Colin Li, Elise Maniccia, Melissa Chun, Sofia Loayza, Jenna Garcia Third row: Luke May, Anna Samson Fourth row: Leanna Restani, Elizabeth Bush, Hunter Pryor, Nolan Callahan, James May Not Pictured: Andrew Smith

Front row, from left: Sasha Loayza, Gillian Clark, Thomas May, Cassie Romeo, Kirsten Bell. Second row: Ruhma Khawaja, Colin Li, Elise Maniccia, Melissa Chun, Sofia Loayza, Jenna Garcia Third row: Luke May, Anna Samson Fourth row: Leanna Restani, Elizabeth Bush, Hunter Pryor, Nolan Callahan, James May Not Pictured: Andrew Smith

Sheldon Hall Ballroom of SUNY Oswego is the elegant concert hall, and special guests SUNY Oswego Community Orchestra will perform the finale with OCYO.

Parking is plentiful and free.

Tickets are only $5 at the door or email [email protected] for more info.

For more information on OCYO and to join the OCYO web page is http://www.ocyo.org/home.html.

Free refreshments will be offered following the concert.

Your support of local youth and the arts is welcome.

Solos by OCYO student musicians will compliment the full orchestra selections composed by Mozart, Bach and more.

OCYO musicians are elite local string musicians in grades 7-12.

Program:

Duet for Cello and Bass Gioacchino Rossini Luke May, Nolan Callahan

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring Johann Sebastian Bach Cassie Romeo, James May, Sofia Loayza

Rondeau Jean Joseph Mouret
Rhuma Khawaja, Kirsten Bell

Arioso Johann Sebastian Bach
Andrew Smith, Anna Samson, Alex Dombroski

Eine Kleine Nachtmusic Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Colin Li, Elizabeth Bush

Largo George Frederic Handel
Rhuma Khawaja, Kirsten Bell, Melissa Chun

Spring Antonio Vivaldi
Sasha Loayza, Tommy May

Trio Franz Schubert
Gillian Clark, Leanna Restani, Luke May

INTERMISSION

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Bach/Isaac
Allegro
Allegro

Sonata in C major Bréval /La Manna Luke May, violoncello

Three American Soundscapes Juan F. La Manna
Phoenix
Chicago
New York
With the SUNY Oswego College Community Orchestra

Juan Francisco La Manna is orchestra director at SUNY Oswego, artistic director and conductor of Oswego Opera, and conductor of the Oswego Youth Orchestra.

Prior to his appointment at SUNY, Dr. La Manna was conductor for the State Ballet of Missouri, where he directed the St. Louis and Kansas City Symphonies; he was also music director of the Northland Symphony and the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra.

Dr. La Manna was principal conductor for Miami City Ballet for four years, directing ensembles such as the Cleveland Orchestra and the Naples Philharmonic, and receiving excellent reviews from newspapers such as The New York Times and The Miami Herald.

This past November he directed Oswego Opera’s production of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro.

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