Young New Orleans Musicians To Take A Bow At Mother’s Day Concert At Orpheum Theater

NEW ORLEANS – The Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras (GNOYO) will present a Mother’s Day Concert on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, at 3:00 p.m.

         The concert will feature recent GNOYO Concerto Competition winner, violinist Justice Savoie, as well as performances by the three orchestra ensembles: Sinfonia, Harmonia and Symphony.

         The Orpheum is a new performance venue for the GNOYO, as they move from the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall at Loyola University, where the GNOYO is housed.

         Music Director and Conductor Dr. Jean Montes, who is also Director of Orchestral Studies and Coordinator of Strings at Loyola University, has been working with GNOYO for nearly a decade and passionately believes in the program’s mission to “inspire young musicians through engaging and rewarding orchestral experiences.”

         GNOYO has been recognized both locally and nationally for its commitment to music education. Now in its 21st season, GNOYO provides young musicians (7-19-years-old) the opportunity to participate in a high-quality full orchestra program.

         GNOYO reps said participants significantly improve individual performance and ensemble skills, while developing professional attitudes and discipline, which empower them to take initiative in their schools and community and to pursue individual and team excellence in all life endeavors.

         In addition to several concerts each year, there are a variety of programs that benefit young musicians, leading them to college scholarships and lives as professional musicians.

         Tickets cost $25 for reserved seats, $15 for general admission and $5 for students until 3:00 p.m. on May 6.

         Tickets will be available at the door (for an additional $5) beginning at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, May 8.

         Tickets are available here



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