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 […]

Youth Symphony Making Changes, Recruiting Manager

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony Following their recent Spring Gala Concert at Chautauqua Institution’s Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, the board of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) is announcing some new directions. “Circumstances change over time, and we are changing with them,” said board president Tanya Anderson. Anderson noted that the closing a […]

Chautauqua Weekend Prepares Youth Symphony for May 15 Concert

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony The senior orchestra of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) recently had an intense Chautauqua Weekend in preparation for their Spring Gala Concert on Sunday afternoon, May 15. The highly talented and motivated high school and college musicians that make up the Youth Symphony enjoyed sectional rehearsals with […]

Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony Nearing Close of Fund Drive

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony The board of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) will soon be closing their annual fund drive. “The financial support of the community is really important for CRYS to be able to continue its work of offering exceptional music opportunities to talented and motivated young musicians,” said President Tanya […]

Youth Symphony Receives Two Grants from Community Foundation

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) has received two grants from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Both awards come from the Community Foundation’s Blossom Fund. One supports the honorarium for Conductor and Music Director Bryan Eckenrode, and the other funds the Youth Symphony’s Chautauqua Weekend. “The Community […]