By Elijah Langille
When I was approached to be Music Director of the South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra, I had a lot of ideas for creative collaborations. One goal was to have the youth orchestra experience a performance with SSC ballet students, which they did with great success at our winter concert in February. Another goal was to reconnect with alumni that have been affected by our program. The opportunity to connect our current members with past students, finding new and creative ways to support them, excites me.
At our spring concert, all past SSCYO/BaYS participants are invited to perform together with all our current orchestra students, performing an arrangement of Verdi’s Overture to Nabucco. This is one of my favorite pieces by Verdi, and I’m so excited to hear what it will sound like with all these talented musicians! The concert is on Sunday, May 5, at the Duxbury Performing Art Center, and is a featured ArtWeek and Music Drives Us performance.
Whether you participated a decade ago, or last year, anyone who has ever been a part of SSCYO (BaYS) is encouraged to join us for this special performance. If you know someone who was part of this youth orchestra program in the past, please share this invitation, and complete the survey at sscmusic.org/sscyo/. If there are any questions, please e-mail me at email@example.com.