Among musicians, a corny old joke goes like this: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice, practice, practice.” This August, a group of young string musicians made their own concert venue, the majestic setting of Grewingk Glacier in Kachemak Bay State Park. So how does one get there? “Walk, walk, walk,” said Clyde Clemens, … Read moreYoung musicians record ‘Blue Ice’ at Grewingk Glacier | Homer News
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 … Read moreBLUE ICE the music video
HYSOC kicks off their 2016-17 season with a Farmers’ Market performance with a few members from all of our groups! Songs Performed: [ezcol_1half] 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 [/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] Bourree Witches … Read moreFarmers’ Market 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” – … Read moreSpring Concert 2016
The Friday night crowd at Paul Banks Elementary School were certainly feeling the music. Children not yet old enough to walk were scooting closer to the music as the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club played for a crowd of art appreciators. The “Art Extravaganza” was one of the last chances to hear the orchestra under … Read moreHYSOC ready to rock — the strings | Homer Tribune
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 … Read morePaul Banks First Friday Event
The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club is gearing up for their spring concert.
Lisa Schallock is the Music Director for the Orchestra.
“We have three cellos and our youngest cellist is only in first grade and we have two bases and two violas and ten violins maybe – first [grade] through senior in high school,” said Schallock.
15-year-old Ethan Benedetti, a Homer High School freshman, plays the viola.
“I’ve been doing it for so long I don’t really get nervous playing this instrument, but when I play any other instrument I feel nervous. I started playing this when I was seven years old. It’s fun playing it in a group setting, and I enjoy playing it well in front of an audience,” said Benedetti.
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 … Read moreWinter RECITAL 2016
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 … Read moreLink Up: The Orchestra Rocks