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” – … Read moreSpring Concert 2016

HYSOC ready to rock — the strings | Homer Tribune

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

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 … Read morePaul Banks First Friday Event

Youth Orchestra Preps for Spring Concert | KBBI

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.

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 … Read moreWinter RECITAL 2016

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 … Read moreLink Up: The Orchestra Rocks

Letters to the Editor – Nov. 18, 2015 | Homer Tribune

Amoroso thanks for support The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra and the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club wish to thank the Homer Foundation and your Youth Advisory Council for your support. Both organizations have provided support by helping finance the purchase of music and special learning clinics for student musicians. Just as important to the young musicians … Read moreLetters to the Editor – Nov. 18, 2015 | Homer Tribune

The Homer Foundation 2015 Annual Meeting

[metaslider id=1948] 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 … Read moreThe Homer Foundation 2015 Annual Meeting