Youth Orchestra Program

The Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast (NYSOC)

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Kathy Follett conducts the youth orchestra in rehearsal

School-aged music students from the Oregon coast rehearse and perform together throughout the year in two new NSO-sponsored youth orchestras. The youth orchestras are co-coordinated and led by NSO violinists Kathy Follett and Barbara Wilcox, with help from other NSO string musicians and area instructors. The beginners’ orchestra, the Overture Strings, is comprised of entry-level string players. The Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast (NYSOC) is the full orchestra that includes intermediate and advanced string students, as well as youth woodwind, brass and percussion players.

Both orchestras are joined by selected adults who are at a similar performing level, as well as a few more experienced adult musicians. These lifelong learners help fill out the orchestra, and demonstrate that it’s never too late to learn to play a new instrument. If you would like to join, please contact Kathy Follett at 503-201-3408.

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NYSOC 2017 – 2018 Season

The NYSOC season extends from September through May and includes young musicians in grade 4 to high school who rehearse together along with their adult accompanists. Under the direction of their two dynamic conductors, Kathy Follett (NYSOC) and Barbara Wilcox (Overture Strings) these inspiring musicians give a public Winter Concert on December 16 and a Spring Concert.

 

2017- 2018 Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals and performances will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Newport and Barbara’s studio.

First Presbyterian Church is located at 227 NE 12th
Barbara’s studio is located at 242 W. Olive St – (upstairs of Dr. Vinjamuri’s office)

NYSOC and OVERTURE STRINGS
SPRING SCHEDULE, 2018

PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF THE VARIED TIMES AND PLACES!

JANUARY 20
NYSOC will meet in the sanctuary of the church from 10:00-12:00
OVERTURES will meet at Barbara’s studio – 10:00 -12:00

JANUARY 27
OVERTURES will meet in the sanctuary of the church 4:00-6:00
NYSOC will meet in Geneva room at the church 5:00-7:00

FEBRUARY 10
OVERTURES will meet in Barbara’s studio 2:30-4:30
NYSOC will meet in Barbara’s studio 5:00-7:00

FEBRUARY 17
OVERTURES will meet in the sanctuary 4:00-6:00
NYSOC will meet in Geneva room 5:00-7:00

FEBRUARY 24
OVERTURES will meet in the sanctuary 4:00-6:00
NYSOC will meet in the Geneva room 5:00-7:00

MARCH 3
OVERTURES will meet in the sanctuary 4:00-6:00
NYSOC will meet in the Geneva room 5:00-7:00

MARCH 10
OVERTURES will meet at Barbara’s studio 2:30-4:30
NYSOC will meet at Barbara’s studio 5:00-7:00

MARCH 17
OVERTURES will meet in the sanctuary 4:00-6:00
NYSOC will meet in Geneva room 5:00-7:00

APRIL 7
OVERTURES will meet in the sanctuary 4:00-6:00
NYSOC will meet in Geneva room 5:00-7:00

APRIL 21
OVERTURES will meet in Barbara’s studio 2:30-4:30
NYSOC will meet in Barbara’s studio 5:00-7:00

APRIL 23 – YES, THIS IS A MONDAY!
EVERYONE MEET AT 6:00 AT THE CHURCH – CONCERT IS AT 7:00
PLEASE WEAR BLACK SLACKS/SKIRT, BLACK OR DARK SHOES, WHITE TOPS