Youth Symphony Orchestras Performing at Chautauqua Sunday, May 6

Youth Symphony Orchestras Performing at Chautauqua Sunday, May 6

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony Board The Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall at Chautauqua Institution is widely recognized as one of the premier performance venues in the region. On Sunday, May 6, it will ring with music performed by the orchestras of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS). The 4 p.m. Spring Gala Concert […]

Youth Symphony Fund Drive Closing Drawing Near

Youth Symphony Fund Drive Closing Drawing Near

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony The annual fund drive for the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) comes to a close soon. With a strong history of community support, CRYS is celebrating its 31st season of offering exceptional music opportunities to talented and motivated young musicians. Music Director and Conductor Bryan Eckenrode leads weekly rehearsals […]

Community Foundation Grant Supports Youth Symphony Conductor

Community Foundation Grant Supports Youth Symphony Conductor

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony Board The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation drew on their James Abdella Fund for the Arts, Sarita Hopkins Weeks Fine Arts Fund, and the Axel W. Carlson Memorial Fund to award a grant to the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS). The grant is in support of the honorarium for […]

Youth Symphony Launches Fund Drive for 31th Season

Youth Symphony Launches Fund Drive for 31th Season

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony Board “We know that music changes lives, and we’re excited to be part of that.” With those words, Nancy Larson, the newly-elected president of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS), talked about plans for the upcoming season and the importance of music education in a child’s development. Larson […]

Youth Symphony Fund Drive Nearing Close

Youth Symphony Fund Drive Nearing Close

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony’s (CRYS) annual fund drive will be closing soon. “We really appreciate all the support we receive from the community,” said CRYS board president Katie Derrenbacher. “In order to best acknowledge that support, we need to hear from folks soon.” CRYS is celebrating its […]

Youth Symphony Receives Community Foundation Grant for Conductor

Youth Symphony Receives Community Foundation Grant for Conductor

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony Board members of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) were delighted recently to receive a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. The award from the foundation’s Blossom Fund and H. James Abdella Fund for the Arts will be used for the honorarium for CRYS Conductor and Music […]

Youth Symphony Receives Community Foundation Grant

Youth Symphony Receives Community Foundation Grant

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) has received a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for a spring enrichment experience for its musicians. The grant will help cover the expenses for a trip to hear the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra perform “Star Wars and More: The Best of […]

Youth Symphony Audition Applications Due December16

Youth Symphony Audition Applications Due December16

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony “The three orchestras of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) present wonderful opportunities for serious music students!” With these words, board president Katie Derrenbacher announced plans for the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony’s 30th season and the importance of teachers recommending their students soon. CRYS sponsors three orchestras. Prelude […]

Youth Symphony Board Welcomes New Members, Manager

Youth Symphony Board Welcomes New Members, Manager

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) board welcomed three new members and their new manager at their September meeting. Joining the board were Julia Herman, Nancy Larson, and Tim Pryzbelinski. Tammy Lachner is CRYS’s new manager. “It’s exciting to begin our 30th season with these great additions,” said […]

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