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The Kawartha Youth Orchestra

BREAKING NEWS:  The KYO’s final concert of the year is on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in Peterborough. For tickets contact us at  info@thekyo.org. Admission is $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

Upcoming Events

Masterclasses: We are excited to host three Masterclasses this season – trumpet, strings and winds. Upcoming is our final event, the flute Masterclass with Nora Shulman, principal flute, Toronto Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Mount Community Center in Peterborough. Admission is $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

Try the Orchestra Day: Are you interested in joining the orchestra? Musicians aged 11+ (and their families) are invited to bring their instruments to watch, listen and then play a piece with the KYO during our rehearsal on Sunday, April 30th at the Mount Community Center in Peterborough. Afterwards stay for refreshments and an opportunity to ask questions about joining the orchestra.  There is no charge for this event. DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE MUSIC for your ‘Try the Orchestra’ experience.  Contact us for more information at info@thekyo.org  or call/text Ann Millen at (705) 927-0768.

KYO Chamber Concert: The KYO will be playing a chamber music concert on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at Princess Gardens retirement home in Peterborough. Free admission and all are welcome.

Senior Orchestra Auditions: Under the direction of Music Director Michael Newnham  and professional instrumental coaches, the Kawartha Youth Orchestra offers young musicians an advanced level of instruction and a quality orchestral experience in the Kawartha region. Sectionals and rehearsals are held on Sunday afternoons (1:00-4:30 p.m.) at The Mount Community Centre in Peterborough. Auditions  for the 2017/2018 season are on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday June 4th, 2017. To schedule an audition, call or text Ann Millen at (705) 927-0768 or email us at  info@thekyo.org.

Junior Orchestra: We are very pleased to announce the 2016-2017 inaugural season of the Junior Kawartha Youth Orchestra (JKYO). This orchestra is available to children ages 8 + and no auditions are required. Young musicians will learn and play orchestral music in a supportive and nurturing environment. All students must know how to read music and have some experience on their primary instrument. Rehearsals are held at The Mount Community Center in Peterborough on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The JKYO is a feeder orchestra for the Kawartha Youth Orchestra and the conductor is Marilyn Chalk.  For more information please visit our website  http://www.jkyo.org/  or send us an email  info@jkyo.org.

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