Charles Co Youth Orchestra announces three summer concerts
On July 10, 17 and 24 at 5:00 p.m., young performers from the Charles County Youth Orchestra Chamber Music Festival will perform at the Alice Ferguson Foundation in Accokeek, MD. Performances by duos, trios, quartets and quintets will highlight the music learned at the Chamber Music Festival in the weeks preceding these concerts. The music performed will include works by Beethoven, Mozart, Telemann, Bartok and many more.
These concerts will take place at the Cafritz Environmental Education Center of the Alice Ferguson Foundation, 2201 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, Maryland, and are free and open to the public.
Last summer, the inaugural CCYO chamber music concert was also held at the Alice Ferguson Foundation. One student said, âThe programming was really amazing. The musical selections were very diverse, with baroque, classical and contemporary pieces. It really helped me learn to appreciate different kinds of music. When I first listened to one of the songs we were given I thought I wouldn’t like it, but as I started to learn the song I really grew. to love it. Being open to different types of music is extremely important as a musician and will encourage us to deepen our knowledge on the constantly evolving subject of music. Blythe M.
Despite the drawbacks and difficulties of the 2020-2021 season, CCYO and its four ensembles have been very busy: they have performed eight online orchestral concerts, two live concerts, performance labs once a month and five masterclasses with world famous artists from Pittsburgh. Symphony, Colorado Symphony and National Symphony in addition to weekly rehearsals.
The auditions for the CCYO ensembles for the 2021-22 season will take place on September 18.
âWe are thrilled to be a part of the Charles County Youth Orchestra concerts,â said Theresa Cullen, Executive Director of the Alice Ferguson Foundation. âThrough our six decades of youth programs, we know how essential the arts and the outdoors really are to the health and well-being of the next generation, and we are proud to support these talented young people.
musicians. âThe Alice Ferguson Foundation programs connect thousands of students, educators and communities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC to promote heritage, the arts, education and environmental sustainability .
The Charles County Rotary Club generously subscribed to this program to keep tuition fees low.
The Charles County Rotary Club raises funds at its annual Lobster Festival, to be held on Sunday, September 26e at the Charles County Fairgrounds. The Rotary Club of Charles County is a community service organization of businessmen and professionals who uphold Rotary’s high ethical values.
The Charles County Youth Orchestra is sponsored in part by grants from the Charles County Arts Alliance, Maryland State Arts Council, Rotary Club of Charles County, MD, and Knights of Columbus of Acokeek, MD. Other major contributors include Potters Violins, Gailes Violin Shop and the Neighborhood Creative Arts Center in La Plata, as well as generous donations from individuals.