Grammy Award Winning O’Conner To Be Featured At GNOYO's Summer Music Festival Program
NEW ORLEANS – Acclaimed fiddler/ violinist and Grammy Award winning recording artist Mark O’Connor will be featured at the 18th annual Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras (GNOYO) Summer Music Festival at Loyola University, from Monday, June 6, through Friday, June 10, 2016, at Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave.
Event organizers said the festival provides the opportunity for students to engage in daily small group instruction, participate in performance opportunities and enjoy social interaction with other talented musicians.
According to Dr. Jean Montes, GNOYO’s music director, the Summer Music Festival is designed to excite and inspire young musicians at all levels of proficiency. Students receive intense training by music professionals, who help enhance students’ musical skills while offering life lessons that will serve them well in any career path they choose.
Enrollment for the Summer Music Festival is open to students who play one of the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, oboe, flute, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba and percussion.
Tuition is $340 per student.
Public concerts will include Chamber Music Ensembles from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, and a final performance at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, June 10.
The program runs Monday to Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Founded in 1994, GNOYO provides an orchestral experience for young musicians who are 7-19-years-old in New Orleans and on the Northshore. Among other honors, GNOYO has performed at Carnegie Hall and received a Governor’s Arts Award for Arts in Education.
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