Category Archives: Musical Events

Preludes Fundraiser 2018

HYSOC performs during the Spaghetti Dinner and Dessert Auction Fundraiser to benefit the Paul Banks Preludes violin program who mission is to create better learners and citizens through instrumental music instruction and ensemble performance. For more information about Preludes visit there website: www.preludesstrings.com

 

Homer Youth String Orchestra Members Present

Violin Rosy Kauffman, Neviya Reed, Morgan Whiteside, Sylvia Clemens, Maggie-Mae Gaylord, Rainey Sundheim
Viola Theodore Hanley
Cello Clyde Clemens, David Clemens
Bass Lawson Alexson-Walls

Spreading Holiday Cheer

HYSOC ends the year with a special holiday performance at KBAY!

 

Homer Youth String Orchestra Members Present

Violin Rosy Kauffman, Sylvia Clemens, Daniel Perry
Viola Teddy Handley
Cello Avram Salzmann, Clyde Clemens

BLUE ICE the music video

Blue Ice, was released as a YouTube video by Johnny B, who composed the music specifically for HYSOC, recorded the group in his sound studio, and edited and produced the music video. The work showcases the talent and exuberance of HYSOC members as they hike with their instruments over the Saddle Trail to Glacier Lake to perform in front of massive icebergs melting near the shoreline.

The video also highlights the retreat of Grewingk Glacier and the often conflicting emotions we feel when confronted with climate change in Alaska.

Blue Ice Video

Music by Johnny B.
Producer and director, John Bushell
Daniel Perry, Conductor
Clyde Clemens, Avram Salzmann, cello
Lawson Alexson-Walls, Iris Downey, bass
Rosy Kauffman, Sylvia Clemens, Neviya Reed, Morgan Whiteside, violins
Theodore Hanley, viola
Drone images by John Bushell, Ash Churchill and Biyi Akinlude
Video editing by Biyi Akinlude
Audio editing assistance by Kevin Duff

 

Farmers’ Market 2016

HYSOC kicks off their 2016-17 season with a Farmers’ Market performance with a few members from all of our groups!

 

Songs Performed:

Angelina Baker
Bile Em Cabbage Down
Cripple Creek
Old Joe Clark

The Happy Farmer
Minuet 1
Hunters’ Chorus
Fan Dance

Aspen Glow
Blue Rhythmico
Fiddle Faddle Hoedown

Bourree
Witches Dance
Bach Country Fiddles

Ash Grove
Perpetual Fiddle Motion
Buffalo Gals
The Butterfly
Mairi’s Wedding

Swallowtail Jig
Kesh Jig
My Darling Asleep
Home on the Range
Simple Gifts

Homer Youth String Orchestra Members

Violin Lisa Schallock,  Rosy Kauffman, Teddy Handley, Maggie-Mae Gaylord, Sylvia Clemens, Ava Halstead, Chloe Adkison, Neviya Reed, Daniel Perry
Cello David Clemens, Clyde Clemens

 

 

Fiddle Faddle Hoedown

 

 

Spring Concert 2016

This performance showcased our HYSOC musicians performing:

Chamber Group

“Concerto in D G. Telemann” – arr. by Labrie (transcribed from Concerto for Four Violins No. 2, TWV 40:202)

Homer Youth String Orchestra Members

Violin Teddy Handley & Sammy Walker; >Viola Ethan Benedetti; >Cello Avram Salzmann

Orchestra Groups

Allegros – Our older students

“High Jinks” – John O’Neil (Miles Catlin, Horn)
“Ships of Ireland” – Soon Hee Newbold
“Galena-Milwaukee Breakdown”  – Catherine McMichael
“Celtica” –  Brian Balmages
“Arabian Dreams” –  Soon Hee Newbold

Homer Youth String Orchestra Members

Violin Chloe Adkison,  Teddy Handley, Rosy Kauffman, Roan Rediske, Zoe Stonorov, Sammy Walker,
Viola Ethan Benedetti, Miles Catlin
Cello Carly McLean, Avram Salzmann

Tuttis  – Our Full Orchestra

“Haymaker Hoedown” – William Owens
“Star Wars” – J. Williams arr. by Clark
“Black River Ballad” – Doris Gazda
“Fantasia on a Theme from Thailand” – Richard Meyer

Homer Youth String Orchestra Members

Violin Chloe Adkison, Sylvia Clemens, Maggie-Mae Gaylord, Ava Halstead, Teddy Handley, Rosy Kauffman, Roan Rediske, Neviya Reed, Zoe Stonorov, Rainey Sundheim, Sammy Walker, Morgan Whiteside
Viola Ethan Benedetti, Miles Catlin
Cello Clyde Clemens, Carly McLean, Avram Salzmann
Bass Lawson Alexson-Walls, Iris Downey

Video Excerpt from “Fantasia on a Theme from Thailand”- Richard Meyer

 

Video Excerpt from “Star Wars” – J. Williams arr. by Clark

 

 

Paul Banks First Friday Event

This performance showcased our HYSOC musicians performing:

Chamber Group

“Blue Rhythmico” – Kirt N. Mosier
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3″ (first movement) – Bach arrangement by R. Meyer
Teddy Handley (Violin), Sammy Walker (Violin), Ethan Benedetti (Viola), Avram Salzmann (Cello)

Orchestra Group

Tuttis  – Our full orchestra
“Haymaker Hoedown” by William Owens, “Aspen Glow” by Susan H. Day, “Aurora Borealis” by Michael Hopkins,  and “Bach Country Fiddles” by Richard Meyer

 

Listen to KBBI’s story about HYSOC recorded during this event

 

Winter RECITAL 2016

This performance showcased our HYSOC musicians performing:

Peer Based Group Ensembles

“Swallowtail Jig” – Traditional
Neviya Reed (Violin) Avram Salzmann (Cello) and Iris Downey (Bass)

“March in G” – J.S. Bach
Avram Salzmann (Cello), Clyde Clemens (Cello)

“The Two Grenadiers” – Schumann
Teddy Handley (Violin), Sylvia Clemens (Violin), Clyde Clemens (Cello)

“Minuet 1” – J.S.Bach
Chloe Adkison (Violin), Ava Halstead (Violin), Morgan Whiteside (Violin), Lawson Walls (Bass)

“Witches’ Dance” – Paganini
Zoe Stonorov (Violin), Roan Rediske (Violin), Miles Catlin (Viola)

“Bourree” – G. G. Handel
Maggie Mae Gaylord (Violin),  Sammy Walker (Violin)

“Minuet in G” – Beethoven
Rosy Kauffman (Violin), Ethan Benedetti (Viola)

 

Chamber Group

“Blue Rhythmico” – Kirt Mosier
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3″ (first movement) – Bach arrangement by R. Meyer
Teddy Handley (Violin), Sammy Walker (Violin), Ethan Benedetti (Viola), Avram Salzmann (Cello)

 

Orchestra Groups

Allegros – Our older students
“Andante Festivo” by Jean Sibelius, “In the Bleak Midwinter” by G. Holst and “Allegro for Cello and Strings” by Vivaldi arranged by Fishburn

Tuttis  – Our full orchestra
“Aurora Borealis” by Michael Hopkins, “Aspen Glow” by Susan Day and “Bach Country Fiddles” by Richard Meyer

 

Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks

Members of HYSOC participate with KPO Orchestra during the Link Up program.

The Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program pairs orchestras across the country with schools in their local communities, inviting them to learn about orchestral repertoire through a hands-on music curriculum.

McNeil Canyon Elementary, Chapman School and Fireweed Academy students participated in tonight’s program. They have been utilizing study guide materials provided by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Students have been exploring music by participating in active music making in the classroom, learning to play the recorder, through song or with body percussion, and  creating art pieces inspired by the orchestral music they have studied.

 

The Homer Foundation 2015 Annual Meeting

Members of the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club perform during The Homer Foundation’s meet and greet time during their 2015 annual meeting.

The Homer Foundation and Youth Advisory Council provided financial support for a weekend workshop with Dr. Gail Johansen, director of Fairbanks Suzuki Institute. Master classes and clinics at all levels where provided to our members.