For Immediate Release
Orlando, Fla. – The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra is excited to celebrate the closing of another outstanding season with the 58th Season Finale Concert, taking place Sunday, May 10, 2015, 4:00PM, at the historic Bob Carr Theater. All four of the organization's ensembles will be performing and twenty-five graduating seniors will be recognized for their dedication to FSYO and their passion for music development.
Taking the stage for her FSYO solo debut is the Symphonic Orchestra's principal flutist, Ms. Jessica Chancey. Jessica is one of three winners from this season's concerto competition and will be performing Doppler's Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise. When asked why she chose this piece, Jessica replied, "I feel that it's a challenging yet fun piece to play. It starts out very lyrical and almost hypnotic, then the mood changes and it becomes more enthusiastic. "Hongroise" translated means "Hungarian" and I really love the ethnic Hungarian flavor of the piece throughout." Jessica hopes to become a Professional Orchestral Musician and is well on her way: attending the prestigious and competitive Tanglewood Institute this summer and beginning her undergraduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music in the fall.
FSYO will also host a silent auction to take place during the event, featuring items from some of Central Florida's best restaurant, retail and entertainment venues, including special Mother's Day items perfect for that special woman in your life. Proceeds will serve to support and enhance the opportunities FSYO can offer to nurture the talents of young musicians throughout Central Florida. Doors will open at 2:30pm for silent auction viewing/bidding. Bidding will also take place at intermission.
With so much to be excited about, this concert also comes with an air of sadness as this will be the final performance with FSYO's out-going music director, Mr. Andrew Lane. Mr. Lane, who has served the FSYO as Music Director since 1998, began his time with the organization in 1994 as conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra. We thank Mr. Lane for his passion for music and relentless focus on student engagement, which have helped to establish FSYO as a leader in the Central Florida Arts Community.
The concert will begin at 4 p.m. at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W Livingston St, Downtown Orlando on Sunday, May 10, 2015. Tickets range from $8.00 to $16.00 and can be purchased via www.fsyo.org. As usual, all teachers receive free admission to this and all FSYO concerts.
About Jessica Chancey: For more information about Jessica please go to http://fsyo.org/index.php/blog/12-blog/177-day-in-the-life-jessica-chancey
About FSYO:The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra aims to educate and inspire Central Florida's top young musicians via programs committed to strengthening musical talents and developing appreciation of the arts through classical music. The FSYO, in its 58th Concert Season, comprises three full orchestras, one string training orchestra and various chamber groups, made up of more than 250 students from nine Central Florida counties, including Orange, Osceola, Lee, Seminole, Brevard, Lake, Highlands, Polk and Volusia. Programs are sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Darden Restaurant Foundation; Universal Orlando Foundation; The Central Florida Foundation and United Arts of Central Florida. We thank these groups for their generous support. The FSYO is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information, please visit www.fsyo.org | facebook.com/THEFSYO | @fsyo
This month we interviewed Symphonic senior and principal flutist, Jessica Chancey. Jessica is one of our 3 concerto competition winners and will be performing her concerto with the Symphonic Orchestra at our Finale concert on May 10th!
Tell us why you chose your concerto piece?
I chose "Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise" by Franz Doppler because I feel that it's a challenging yet fun piece to play. It starts out very lyrical and almost hypnotic, then the mood changes and it becomes more enthusiastic. "Hongroise" translated means "Hungarian" and I really love the ethnic Hungarian flavor of the piece throughout.
How long have you been in FSYO? What made you want to join?
This is my 5th season with FSYO. When I joined I was 2nd chair in Prelude. The following year I auditioned for Philharmonia, but ended up in Prelude again, 1st chair this time. I then switched flute teachers and began taking lessons from Colleen Blagov (Principal flute of the Orlando Philharmonic) and after only a few short months studying with Colleen, I auditioned again and jumped from Prelude to Principal 2nd in Symphonic! Initially it
was my mom's idea that I consider joining FSYO. I really loved playing flute/piccolo in my middle school band and my mom suggested that I might enjoy playing in a youth orchestra also. She was right because I have really loved all five years of being a member of FSYO!
What is my most memorable FSYO moment?
My most memorable FSYO moment would have to be the day that Symphonic sight read Shostakovich's 10th Symphony, 2nd Movement. It is very difficult and technical and we sounded very, VERY bad. We all laughed at how bad we sounded those first few times... even Mr. Lane cracked up during our early attempts.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I would love to play flute with a professional orchestra. That would be my dream job... "Professional Orchestral Musician." I really love the feeling I get when performing within a group of talented players. Sometimes I even get goosebumps while listening to the music around me as we play. I remember getting some major goosebumps at the end of "Pictures at an Exhibition".
Check out this sneak preview of some of our items that will be up for bid at this year's silent auction at our 58th Finale Concert on May 10th!
THEME PARK TICKETS
- 2 tickets to Busch Gardens Tampa! Busch Gardens Tampa Florida theme park will thrill the entire family with Florida's best roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows, animal encounters and dining!
- 4 one-day park-hopper passes to The Walt Disney World Resort! Come and enjoy the magic of Disney at Disney Worlds 4 exciting parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.
- 4 tickets to Seaworld Orlando and Seaworld's Aquatica water park! SeaWorld's Orlando Florida theme park offers roller coasters, rides, shows, tours, attractions & family-friendly activities for thrill seekers and animal lovers.
- 4 park-hopper tickets to the Universal Studios Orlando Resort! Experience both parks of the Universal Orlando Resort, including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Be Courageous; Be Outrageous; Be Extraordinary – only at Universal Orlando.
AND SO MUCH MORE!
Don't forget to check back on May 1st for a complete listing with starting bids!
This month we interviewed Chase Hippler, one of our Symphonic Orchestra members, and a long-time member of FSYO.
FSYO: How long have you been in FSYO? What made you want to join?
I have been a member of FSYO for two years. The experience came highly recommended to me by a fellow FSYO member and trombone player, Nicholas Dufresne.
FSYO: What are your plans after you graduate high school?
I will be attending the United States Air Force Academy as a cadet majoring in astronautical engineering. After completing my education, I will serve in the US Air Force.
FSYO: What do you do when you're not rehearsing?
As an International Baccalaureate (IB) student at Winter Park High School much of my time is spent studying. But, also I train as a member of the Winter Park High School Varsity Track team. Most recently I began flight lessons and have earned the nickname "Maverick". My passions are surfing, blacksmithing, and working toward my pilot's license.
FSYO: What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a jet pilot in the USAF.
For Immediate Release
March 4, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra is now accepting applications for their upcoming 59th concert season beginning in August 2015. FSYO is calling for young, high spirited Central Florida musicians to embark on a journey of musical education, inspiration and development.
FSYO is distinguished as one of the nation's top youth orchestras. Their focus on providing students with a complete educational experience during rehearsals and in a variety of live performance opportunities throughout the year contributes to the students' and program's success. A majority of their alumni have continued onto college, many pursuing music at prestigious schools such as the Julliard School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, New England Conservatory, among others.
FSYO auditions are for standard orchestral instruments and will be held for both new and returning members. Membership is available for all four of FSYO's award winning orchestras. Please take into consideration that each ensemble has a limited number of spots and an audition does not guarantee placement in FSYO. Acceptance and placement is completely merit-based, and those who audition are subjected to meet specific criteria to be considered.
Auditions require that participants prepare a specific excerpt posted on the FSYO website (www.fsyo.org) for the orchestra for which they are auditioning, as well as a one-minute solo of their choice and scales as listed. Applications for the 2015-2016 season are due by April 24, 2015.
About FSYO: The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra aims to educate and inspire Central Florida's top young musicians via programs committed to strengthening musical talents and developing appreciation of the arts through classical music. The FSYO, in its 58th Concert Season, comprises three full orchestras, one string training orchestra and various chamber groups, made up of more than 250 students from nine Central Florida counties, including Orange, Osceola, Lee, Seminole, Brevard, Lake, Highlands, Polk and Volusia. Programs are sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Darden Restaurant Foundation; Universal Orlando Foundation; The Central Florida Foundation and United Arts of Central Florida. We thank these groups for their generous support. The FSYO is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information, please visit www.fsyo.org |facebook.com/THEFSYO | @fsyo