The Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra’s final concert of the 2017-18 season, featuring music by Mussorgsky, Brahms, Ian Lee Silva, Richard Meyer, Johann Johannsson, and Frank Ticheli, will take place on March 25 in Oberlin, Ohio. At the concert, conductor David Pope will lead Philharmonia Orchestra, the most organization’s advanced ensemble, in the world premiere of Blue Marble by NOYO’s composer in residence, Soomin Kim, a composition student at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The four NOYO ensembles—Amati Strings, Sinfonietta Strings, Wind Symphony, and Philharmonia Orchestra—will perform individually before combining forces to play an arrangement of the “Great Gate of Kiev” from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as a 160-piece orchestra. Also on the program will be Alan Lee Silva’s Luminescence, Richard Meyer’s Pi Tunes, an arrangement of Johann Johannsson’s Theory of Everything, Frank Ticheli’s Shaker Gift Song, and selections from Brahms’s Hungarian Dances. NOYO is an orchestral training program for musicians ages 8 to 18 based at the Oberlin Conservatory. In addition to premiering newly commissioned works, students perform side by side with collegiate orchestras and participate in multimedia collaborations with other local arts groups.
Posted March 23, 2018