The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) is
opening its 2014-2015 season with their Chamber Concert on Sunday
evening, November 23.
The advanced string players of the Youth Symphony will perform at 7 p.m.
in the beautiful SS. Peter and Paul Church, 508 Cherry Street in
Acclaimed CRYS Music Director and Conductor Bryan Eckenrode will conduct
the concert, and a freewill offering will be taken.
In addition to holiday selections, the program will feature music from
Mozart, Gluck and Janacek to Karl Jenkins, whose _Palladio_ many will
recognize from a familiar diamond advertising campaign.
The chamber orchestra will also perform some of these at the Chautauqua
Mall at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 14, and at the Scandinavian
Foundation’s holiday dinner the next evening.
CRYS sponsors three orchestras: Prelude Strings for beginning string
musicians, Young Artists Orchestra (YAO) for intermediate musicians, and
the Youth Symphony for highly talented and motivated musicians in high
school and college.
Rehearsals for all three orchestras begin in January, with Prelude at
Lutheran on Friday afternoons and the Youth Symphony and YAO at the Reg
Lenna Center for The Arts in downtown Jamestown on Saturday mornings.
Chosen by teacher recommendation, CRYS students have learning
opportunities that are unique in the Chautauqua area.
In March the Youth Symphony will have a Chautauqua Weekend of intensive
work with coaches at Chautauqua Institution in preparation for the
Spring Gala Concert on Sunday, May 3, in The Reg.
In April, students from all three orchestras will travel to Rochester to
hear the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra accompany The Peking Acrobats
in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
Orchestra members pay tuition, but no one is turned away for inability
to pay. Tax-deductible contributions to the Chautauqua Regional Youth
Symphony can be mailed to P.O. Box 3454, Jamestown, NY 14702.
For more information about CRYS and its programs for young musicians or
to schedule an ensemble to perform for your organization, call (716)
664-2465, ext. 202, or visit www.CRYouthSymphony.com .