OPEN CALL for Hotel California Live Guest Artists

OPEN CALL for Hotel California Live Guest Artists

YOSA (Youth Orchestras of San Antonio) invites San Antonio vocalists and/or bands in any style to submit video auditions for the opportunity to be guest artists for Hotel California Live, scheduled for March 12, 2018, at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

CONCERT FORMAT
Hotel California Live is the fourth installment in YOSA’s Classic Albums Live concert series, following OK Computer Live (June 2014), Abbey Road Live (March 2015), and Purple Rain Live (March 2016). The concert will feature 12 different guest artists (bands or solo vocalists), each covering one song with a full symphony orchestra on stage in the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts’ H-E-B Performance Hall in a complete performance of the Eagles’ 1976 album Hotel California, plus at least four other Eagles songs.

ELIGIBILITY
Bands or solo vocalists are eligible to apply for consideration if at least one participating musician is a current resident of Bexar County, Texas.

PROCESS

  • Record a video performance of an Eagles song. Feel free to make the song your own—show off your style. Solo vocalists may be accompanied by live musicians or pre-recorded backing tracks in their videos. Song must be drawn from one of these albums by the Eagles:
    1. Hotel California
    2. Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)
    3. Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
  • Upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, or another web-based video hosting service. Videos may be posted publicly or privately (unlisted).
  • Submit application, including a link to your video, no later than Friday, December 15, 2017.
  • All applicants will be notified of their status no later than Monday, January 22.
  • The full guest artist lineup will be publicly announced on Monday, January 29.
  • Submitting a completed application and video does not guarantee an invitation to participate. YOSA will be the sole and final arbiter of which guest artists to invite.

EXPECTATIONS FOR ARTIST INVITED TO PERFORM

      • Guest artists selected to participate in the concert must be available for rehearsal in San Antonio on Sunday, March 11; sound check in the morning and final dress rehearsal in the afternoon on Monday, March 12; and the concert on the evening on March 12.
      • YOSA will provide all production and logistical support, including orchestral arrangements, accompanying musicians (orchestra, with drum set), backline amps and PA, catering at rehearsals and concert, marketing and promotion, all audio and tech crew, payment of mechanical and performance license fees, etc.
      • Guest artists will receive a monetary honorarium and complimentary tickets. Concert ticket proceeds benefit YOSA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
      • Artist agrees to allow YOSA to produce, distribute, and/or sell audio and/or video recordings of the live performance. Artist also agrees not to use drugs or alcohol at any point in the rehearsal or performance venues.

Questions can be addressed via email to YOSA music director Troy Peters at tpeters@yosa.org

Application at http://www.yosa.org/open-call-for-hotel-california-live-guest-artists/

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YOSA to receive $10K grant from National Endowment for the Arts

YOSA to receive $10K grant from National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to YOSA for a January 2017 guest artist residency with soprano Shana Blake Hill and baritone Zachary Gordin. The Challenge America category supports projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations—those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.

“The arts are for all of us, and by supporting organizations such as YOSA, the National Endowment for the Arts is providing more opportunities for the public to engage with the arts,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Whether in a theater, a town square, a museum, or a hospital, the arts are everywhere and make our lives richer.”

Shana Blake Hill and Zachary Gordin will appear as vocal soloists on the YOSA Philharmonic’s January 22 Gold Series concert, Mozart at the Opera, performing arias and duets from Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Magic Flute, During their guest artist residency, both singers will visit high school choirs in a wide variety of San Antonio neighborhoods, building connections with aspiring singers who will receive complimentary concert tickets. For complete information on the concert, visit https://www.tobincenter.org/box-office/2017-01/mozart-opera

Photo by Bradford Rogne Photography

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Help YOSA Rock the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

With your help, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA) will collaborate with some of San Antonio’s best-known musical acts to produce one of the most exciting musical events of 2015.

Classical music and alternative rock will come together on Saturday, June 27, 2015 as YOSA and local musical luminaries present Radiohead’s landmark 1997 album “OK Computer” in a unique concert event at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Backed by a full symphony orchestra of YOSA musicians, artists including Nina Diaz, Demitasse, Pop Pistol, and Lonely Horse will reinvent some of the most iconic alternative rock songs of the 1990s.

To make this concert happen, however, will require a substantial initial investment by YOSA. We need to rent rehearsal space; rent the performance venue; pay the stage crew, lighting director, and audio engineer; contract live audio recording; and create a dozen orchestral arrangements for the musicians to play. Backers of this project will play a key role in positioning YOSA to bring this exciting project to the stage.

YOSA music director Troy Peters will create the orchestral arrangements and conduct the concert. “San Antonio boasts such a wealth of remarkable musicians in a wide variety of styles,” Peters says. “The audience is in for a real treat with such a diverse lineup of musicians tackling this legendary material. And with a full symphony orchestra backing them up, it’s going to be a seriously memorable show.”

Click HERE to visit the Kickstarter page