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Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras
The premier youth orchestra experience of Boulder and beyond
GBYO wraps up the 2017-2018 season with Brahms, Baroque, and a world premiere!
Concerto Competition winners Lucy Rissman, violin, and Kaidan Larson, violin, perform their works with their respective orchestras. The Symphony will perform Brahms' Haydn Variations, and the Wind Ensemble gives the world premiere of Three Places in the West by Elena Specht.
This will be the final concert with Symphony conductor Andres Lopera, assistant conductor of the Colorado Symphony, before he moves to Ohio to work with the Columbus Symphony and Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestras in the fall of 2018.
Audition for the 2018-2019 season of the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras!
Featuring three orchestras and a wind ensemble, GBYO is the premier youth orchestra experience in Boulder and beyond!
We are pleased to announce the appointment of esteemed conductor Gary Lewis as Symphony Conductor beginning Fall 2018.
Professor Lewis, Chair of Conducting Studies and Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, played an important role in the creation of the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras in 2010 and was the founding Artistic Director.
A highly sought after educator and clinician, Mr. Lewis has conducted many All-State Orchestras, the Honor Orchestra of America, and the American String Teachers Association National High School Honor Orchestra. In addition to his work at CU, he is the Music Director of the Midland Odessa (TX) Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Boulder Philharmonic.
The coming year will be highlighted by the rare opportunity to participate in a week-long residency with acclaimed violinist and pedagogue Midori. The week will conclude with a performance with Midori on November 5th at Macky Auditorium. Midori will also perform with the Boulder Philharmonic and engage the Boulder community with many activities during her residency. A new work by composer Daniel Kellogg will receive its world premiere by GBYO on the culminating concert.
Click here to read more about Professor Lewis, Midori, and the 2018-2019 season.
GBYO is a non-profit organization and relies on the support of donors.
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The GBYO Wind Ensemble and Symphony Strings performed at the Kennedy Center!
Tuesday March 28, 2017, at 6pm, the young musicians of GBYO performed on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center during the SHIFT Festival. The Boulder Philharmonic has been specially selected for the this innaugural festival, and they invited GBYO!
We toured monuments and museums, saw the cherry blossoms in bloom around the Jefferson Memorial, met with Representative Jared Polis, toured the Capitol Building, sat in the Senate gallery, got a behind the scenes tour at the Library of Congress including the Stradivarius collection, and of course performed at the Lincoln Memorial and Kennedy Center!
Watch GBYO streaming online!
Tuesday March 28, 6pm Eastern (4pm Colorado)
Kennedy Center website: http://www.kennedy-center.org/Video/Live
YouTube page: https://youtu.be/w63iQQzv_TQ
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KennedyCenter/?fref=nf
The most advanced strings, winds, brass, and percussion. Conducted by Andres Lopera.
Winds, brass, and percussion from both the Symphony and Philharmonic. Conudcted by Dr. Erik Johnson.
Full orchestra of strings, winds, brass, and percussion. Conducted by Emily Bowman.
Entry level string orchestra. Conducted by Paul Rowinski.