Friday December 18, 2015 at 7 pm at the Freeport Performing Arts Center the Maine Youth Orchestra and the Greely High School
Madrigal Singers under the direction of Sarah Bailey will perform,celebrating the holidays and the beautiful time of year.
Selections will include Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Dvorak's last movement of the New World Symphony, Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy", "O Magnum Mysterium" by Morten Lauridsen, "Frosty the Snowman" by Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson, "Twelve Days of Christmas", "Oh Christmas Tree, "O Holy Night" by Rene Clausen and our traditional Carol Sing. As a special memorial to James Horner MYO will play Titanic, one of his best known movie soundtracks. A nod to the season The Polar Express will fill all with the warmth of Hot Chocolate and Believe.
Come enjoy the Season and the wonderful students of MYO and the Greely Madrigal Singers.
SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015 AT 4 PM, MYO AND THE AUGUSTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
As is tradition with MYO our May 10th Concert will be a combined concert with the Augusta Symphony Orchestra at the Yarmouth Performing Arts Center in Yarmouth. Bring your Mother to this Mother's Day performance of Schumann's Symphony No. 4 and the Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Edvard Grieg. This concert brings old and young together in a celebration of music, directed by Paul Ross.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015 MYO, ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE CURVA VIA AND TOUS EN SCÈNE
The Maine Youth Orchestra and these wonderful French groups Curva Via and Tous en Scene, paired up for a concert at Yarmouth Performing Art Center in Yarmouth Maine. The excitement and music rang throughout YPAC. A huge success in every way the concert created friends and memories.
Laurent Brackwill be the guest conductor leading the Orchestras and Choir in selections by Brahms, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Ravel, and Grieg, plus some arrangements of French songs. He will be accompanied at the podium by our own conductor, Paul Ross.
Laurent began his musical training studying piano and voice. At 13, he sang in the children's choir of the Paris Opera. In 1984, he joined the conducting class at Dominique Rouits. In 1987, he founded the Ensemble Instrumental Interlude, foreshadowing the Orchestral Ensemble of Hauts-de-Seine. Then in 1988, he meets John Eliot Gardiner, during a masterclass, and is given the opportunity to lead the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir.
In 1990, he was appointed Music Director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Young in Ile-de-France and the Choir "The Lyriade" of Versailles. He then leads the Pasdeloup Orchestra in 1995 at the request of Regis Pasquier, to accompany three great concertos from their repertoire. That same year, he founded the Youth Orchestra "Maurice Ravel", a symphonic training orchestra for young artists eager to become professional orchestra musicians. Then in 1997, Laurent Brack was appointed Director of Courbevoie Municipal Music Conservatory.
In 1999, he was invited abroad to direct the “Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra” in Dallas. Then in 2001, the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Serbian Radio in Belgrade.
In 2009, Laurent Brack founded the Orchestra Courbevoie Conservatory. These students later became the Curva Via Symphony Orchestra .