MAINLY MOZART YOUTH ORCHESTRA

02

THE YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Led by Music Director Hernan Constantino and Associate Music Director Jane Frey, the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra (MMYO) offers unique music education and performance programs for youth ages 3-23. Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra not only provides incredible performance opportunities and learning experiences, but also includes a high instructor-student ratio, coaching by and exposure to Mainly Mozart’s international Artist-Faculty, a Chamber Music Institute coached by leading professional chamber musicians, and inclusive programs for children with learning differences.


UPCOMING MMYO CONCERTS AND EVENTS

Auditions for MMYO String Chamber Music Workshop

grid-concerts-bg-youth-bwNEW! NOW OFFERED THROUGH MAINLY MOZART

The MMYO Strings Chamber Music Workshop is an exciting opportunity open only to those musicians in the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra. There will be a total of 15 students accepted into the workshop. Anyone interested in participating may join MMYO in order to be qualified for this workshop.

NOTE: Baby Grand piano available for any auditionee who will use accompanist.

The Workshop
Students will rehearse and perform in ensembles alongside their Mainly Mozart Festival Artist Mentors; they will be given the unique chance to experience firsthand how professional musicians prepare for their own performances. These Artist Mentors represent some of the finest string players in America today.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION AND AUDITION APPLICATION PROCESS
For details and more information about the MMYO Strings Chamber Music Workshop and to register online for an audition, click the online registration button below . The online audition application is at the bottom of the workshop information page.

registeronline

SUNDAY, APRIL 19
1:30–3:00pm
Sunset Temple, North Park
3911 Kansas St. (just north of University Avenue)
San Diego, CA 92104

directions_button


Master Class for all MMYO String Players conducted by Bill Preucil

William Preucil HeadshotNEW! NOW OFFERED THROUGH MAINLY MOZART

The Master Class for MMYO String players is conducted by Bill Preucil at Sunset Temple, North Park right after the MMYO String Chamber Music Workshop auditions.

William Preucil Master Class, Starling-DeLay SymposiumThis master class will be open to all string players in the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra (to attend), or anyone else in the youth orchestra interested in attending, regardless of their ensemble level, free of charge and no registration needed—just show up! In addition, two or three violinist will be selected by MMYO instructors to work with Bill during this master class.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19
3:00–4:00pm (after auditions)
Sunset Temple, North Park
3911 Kansas St. (just north of University Avenue)
San Diego, CA 92104

directions_button


Youth Orchestra of the Californias

organ pavilionIn celebration of Cinco de Mayo, “The Garden Party of the Century,” and of a remarkable 100 year old Balboa Park, the Youth Orchestra of the Californias presents an afternoon concert featuring great classical music. One year ago, this bi-national ensemble had its debut at New Children’s Museum in San Diego, celebrating Cinco de Mayo. This is their third performance together.A youth ensemble to be reckoned with, come hear this remarkable collaboration between some of the finest young string players of Tijuana and San Diego, together.

===

Dmitri Shostakovich
Leonard Bernstein
CAM Soloist
Arturo Marquez
Pablo de Sarasate
José Pablo Moncayo
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Festival Overture
West Side Story
TBA
Danzon No.2
Carmen
Huapango
Waltz of the Flowers

 

 

 

 

 

===

SATURDAY, MAY 9
Spreckels Organ Pavillion, Balboa Park
4:00pm Concert
This concert is free to the public!


Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra & Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra

The annual end-of-the-season All Ensemble MMYO Concert features each of our seven music ensembles of the Youth Orchestra as well as a finale musical performance, featuring our Advanced Orchestra members seated side by side with the Festival Orchestra of Mainly Mozart.  From the very youngest Suzuki players (as young as age 3) to the oldest members of the Mainly Mozart Youth Ensembles, you will hear this remarkable Youth Orchestra in all of its forms, with an eclectic array of entertaining musical works.

===

Suzuki Program; Jane Frey, conductor

W.A. Mozart                   Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
                                          1. Variation 4
                                          2. Theme

Langlitz                           Three String Waltz | Arr. Jane Frey

Jane Frey                        “G” I’m Blue

===

Beginning Strings; Jane Frey, conductor

Traditional                      The Rose Canon
Traditional                      Scarborough Fair | Arr. Jane Frey

===

Beginning & Intermediate Strings; Jane Frey, conductor

Pachelbel                         Canon in D | Arr. Jane Frey

===

Intermediate Strings; Jane Frey, conductor

Sergei Prokofiev             Lieutenant Kije Suite, Troika | Arr. Sandra Dolchow

Hans Zimmer                 Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End | Arr. Robert Longfield
                                           1. Singapore
                                           2. Hoist The Colours
                                           3. Drink Up Me Hearties

===

Winds & Brass Program; Frank Glasson, conductor

James Curnow                  Fanfare & Flourishes
James Ployhar                  Flight of the Flutes
Robert Sheldon                 Chanteys

===

Intermediate Orchestra; Hernan Constantino, conductor

Ginastera                           Danza Final
Soon Hee Newbold          Firedance
Carl Orff                             O Fortuna

===

Advanced Orchestra; Hernan Constantino, conductor

Russel Peck                       Thrill of the Orchestra
Mussorgsky                       Pictures at an Exhibition

===

Side-by-side with Festival Orchestra; Hernan Constantino, conductor

W.A. Mozart                     Overture: Abduction from the Seraglio

===

SUNDAY, JUNE 7
Balboa Theatre, Downtown
2:00pm Concert
+
BUY TICKETS


MMYO String Chamber Music Workshop

NEW! – NOW OFFERED THROUGH MAINLY MOZART – NEW!

Participation determined by April 19 Auditions

The Workshop will take place during the Mainly Mozart Festival. Participating groups will be determined by audition on Sunday, April 19. There will a total of 15 students accepted into the workshop (per audition). These students will rehearse and perform in ensemble alongside their Mainly Mozart Festival Artist Mentors.

During this workshop, groups will have a series of rehearsals with their Mentors, a dress rehearsal and perform on the June 20 Mainly Mozart Festival Overture Concert prior to the final Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra concert that evening.

===

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Friday, June 12 | 4:00–5:00pm
Orientation with Mentors and read-through of chamber works to be performed

Tuesday, June 16 | 5:00–7:00pm
Two hour rehearsal with Mentors

Friday, June 19 | 5:30–6:30pm
One hour rehearsal with Mentors

Saturday, June 20 | 4:30–5:30pm
Dress rehearsal onstage at Balboa Theatre

Saturday, June 20 | 6:30pm
Overture Concert at Balboa Theatre featuring five chamber workshop ensembles perfoming (with their Mentors)

===

FRIDAY, JUNE 12–SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Balboa Theatre, Downtown
For dates & times, see schedule above
Audition Info, click HERE


AUDITION INFORMATION

Click here for information on upcoming Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra auditions.


REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Click here for information on upcoming rehearsals.


REPORT AN ABSENCE

TO REPORT AN ABSENCE, PLEASE CLICK HERE

Known absences should be reported immediately. Please report absences no later than 12:00pm on the day before a rehearsal or event.  For last minute unexpected absences, please email Ehren Bollenbacher with the specific reason at [email protected].


VOLUNTEER

Are you a classical music lover yearning to make a difference? A student eager to learn new skills? A committed community member inspired to advance the Arts in San Diego? You belong in our group of devoted volunteers!

Volunteers provide essential support to Mainly Mozart – assisting with concerts, private Affinity Group events, and fundraising galas, or providing office and special project assistance.  Mainly Mozart volunteers are welcomed into the Mainly Mozart family, meet new friends and professional contacts, and receive complimentary concert tickets when availability permits.
For information, please contact:
Robert Fishman, Director of Administration or call: (619) 239-0100, ext. 305


CONNECT WITH US

For information on our programs and events, please contact:

Ehren Bollenbacher, Production Coordinator
[email protected]
619/239-0100 ext. 319

Box Office
[email protected]
(619) 466-8742​