YOSA Quarter Note June 2017

YOSA Quarter Note June 2017

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

Troy Peters among Musical America’s 2016 Professionals of the Year

Troy Peters among Musical America’s 2016 Professionals of the Year

YOSA preview of Remembering Bowie

YOSA preview of Remembering Bowie

YOSA Impact

YOSA Impact

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YOSA Strategic Plan 2020 and 2015 Annual Report

YOSA Strategic Plan 2020 and 2015 Annual Report

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana

Troy Peters featured on NEWS4

Troy Peters featured on NEWS4

YOSA holds Kickstarter campaign for OK Computer Live

YOSA holds Kickstarter campaign for OK Computer Live

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.”

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YOSA changes kids’ lives through music.

YOSA changes kids’ lives through music.

 

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The Youth Orchestras of San Antonio traces its roots back more than 60 years to the San Antonio Youth Symphony.

Now composed of 350 musicians and eight different orchestras, the orchestra seeks to help kids through music. Youth Orchestra of San Antonio director Troy Peters says through the orchestra, kids get an enlarged sense of their own potential — both in music and whatever else they pursue.

“YOSA changes kids’ lives through music here in San Antonio,” Peters said. “We work with hundreds of kids throughout the city on unleashing their own musical potential.”

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