The Big Give 2020: Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA)
SAN ANTONIO Looking for a worthy cause? The Big Give is tomorrow and you can help young San Antonio musicians foster a lifelong love of the arts. Fiona spoke to Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA) music director Troy Peters on Wednesday about the teen music program and how its helping to transform children into world class musicians. You know, the kids who go through the YOSA experience dont all become professional musicians, but they all develop a larger sense of their potential, Peters said. Check out a performance from last season (before COVID-19) in the video below.
Youth Orchestras of San Antonio to hold online auditions and virtual summer camp
SAN ANTONIO The Youth Orchestras of San Antonio or YOSA is making the most out of the current situation and wants to keep young musicians engaged. Minority, low-income youth thrive in Youth Orchestras of San AntonioFor the first time ever YOSA will hold a Virtual Summer Symphony Camp from July 13-17. The one week camp will feature unique opportunities for orchestral studies and alternative music styles. Also, young musicians who want to be part of YOSA should send in a video audition no later than July 15. Viva Selena orchestra concert will honor the Queen of TejanoAuditions are free and results will be announced before the end of this summer.
Youth Orchestra of San Antonio musician accepted to top music conservatory
SAN ANTONIO If youve ever had the chance to attend a Youth Orchestra of San Antonio, or YOSA concert, youve witnesses some of the citys most skilled young musicians. The goal for many YOSA orchestra musicians is to make it to the top orchestra, the YOSA Philharmonic. Hernndez, a bassist, thanks the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio and his high school orchestra for that accomplishment. Whenever (classical) music, I just envision the great composers, the great music and the great orchestras of the past, Hernndez said. The young musician was accepted to Indiana Universitys Jacobs School of Music, a music conservatory that consistently ranks among the top music schools in the nation.
The Music Man marches into the Woodlawn Theatre
Woodlawn Theatre – The Woodlawn Theatre is kicking off the year with their production of The Music Man. The show as about a con man named Harold Hill who tries to dupe the residents of River City, Iowa with his moneymaking scheme first debuted on Broadway in 1957. For this production, the Woodlawn has partnered with the nonprofit YOSA(Youth Orchestras of San Antonio) and will be collecting new or used musical instruments and supplies to support the music education programs that reach more than 2,500 young musicians throughout San Antonio each year. The theater has several promotional nights that offer discount tickets to performances. For more on the discounts and to purchase tickets click here.