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PROGRAM BOOK 2017

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A CHILDHOOD RULED BY SEIZURES.

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HOW TO THROW EPILEPSY A CURVEBALL.

Sebastian loves playing baseball. But his seizures would often leave him on the bench. So his parents took him to University Hospital, the highest level epilepsy center in South Texas. Here, our epilepsy team was able to monitor Sebastian’s brain activity around the clock and determine the best treatment to get him back to what he loves. Because we don’t just see what is — a boy with epilepsy. We see what can be — an all-star leading his team to victory. Learn More at SeeHowWeSee.com

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YOSA reaches more than 3,000 young musicians in the San Antonio area. More than 750 musicians participate in YOSA Orchestras and Summer Symphony Camp and an additional 2,400 receive free services through YOSA School Partnerships and the YOSA Invitational. YOSA musicians represent 133 schools from 23 school districts and reflect the ethnic diversity of San Antonio. Ethnic and racial minorities represent 70% of the young musicians YOSA serves.

The Orchestras

More than 500 musicians are arranged into 9 orchestras with weekly rehearsals and 13 concerts annually. Musicians with one to two years of playing experience begin in YOSA Prelude Strings. As their music skills progress and improve, they may graduate into Capriccio Strings, Sinfonietta Strings, Repertory Strings, and Concertino Strings. YOSA Flute Choir, Symphony, and Symphonic Winds offer opportunities for string, woodwind, brass and percussion musicians. The most experienced young musicians in the region perform in the YOSA Philharmonic, playing professional-level repertoire in premier venues here and abroad, and collaborate regularly with internationally-renowned soloists and composers. The YOSA Philharmonic has represented San Antonio on 11 international tours, and will tour the Canary Islands and Spain in 2018 in celebration of the San Antonio Tricentennial.

Summer Symphony Camp

Each summer, more than 250 students convene for a two-week day camp on the campus of Saint Mary’s Hall with some of San Antonio’s finest music teachers and professional musicians as faculty. YOSA has offered summer camp since 1985; the program has expanded to include woodwinds, brass, and percussion.

School Partnerships

YOSA is committed to working with public and private schools throughout greater San Antonio. Some school partnerships involve classroom and school visits by YOSA faculty and staff. YOSA’s most comprehensive school partnership is with the Roosevelt High School Compact in NEISD a program called YOSA MÁS:Music At School. The YOSA Invitational provides the opportunity for local middle school and high school bands and orchestras to perform in San Antonio’s premier venue, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. YOSA offers this resource to school music programs at no charge. An application process starts in February the year prior and participating groups are announced by August. Twenty local music programs have been selected to participate at the 2018 YOSA Invitational on May 21 and 22, 2018. In 2018, YOSA will launch the Rising Star Fellows program, serving exceptionally promising young musicians of diverse backgrounds from the near east, west, and south sides of San Antonio. Selected after nomination by their mentors and teachers, these young musicians will receive fellowships for private lessons, YOSA orchestra and camp tuition, and mentoring throughout high school.

Our History

YOSA is a successor to the city’s first community-wide youth orchestra, which was created by SAISD in 1949. In recent years, YOSA has expanded its reach from 483 musicians in 2008 to more than 3,000 in 2017. YOSA is a resident company of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The mission of Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, the premier orchestral experience for youth citywide, is to enhance education, enrich the community and transform lives by pursuing excellence in classical music in a stimulating, nurturing and fun environment that is equally accessible to all youth. Take a break from the outside world! Please turn off your cell phones, pagers, and all other audible electronic devices before the concert begins. Children of all ages are welcome at all YOSA concerts. We suggest that you sit near an exit so you can discreetly exit the auditorium in the event that your child is unable to maintain a sub-whisper level volume. Thank you.


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Letter from the Board Chair Welcome to the first YOSA concerts of the 2017/18 season! This year is full of exciting performances and new opportunities for our wonderful YOSA musicians. The YOSA Gold Series and City Series concerts continue to provide our core performances. The Classic Albums Live Series – a YOSA signature event now in its fourth year – continues with Hotel California Live on March 12. The season will conclude with our traditional YOSApalooza concert on May 20, 2018, with all YOSA orchestras in concert at the Tobin Center.  More than 3,000 young musicians from all areas of San Antonio will be served by YOSA programs this year. In addition to our orchestras, we also serve more than 2,000 students through YOSA School Partnerships. At our upcoming YOSA Invitational, 20 regional public school music ensembles will come downtown to perform and record in the H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center. The YOSA Invitational lasts two full days. It allows us to give area music students a memorable experience playing on the Tobin Center stage – an experience many of them would otherwise not have. Just a few months ago, YOSA announced a new program called the YOSA Rising Star Fellows. This program will create a cohort of exceptional Hispanic, African-American, and Native American musicians from Bexar County and provide mentoring and resources throughout four years of high school to support their development into strong candidates for top conservatories and university music schools. The YOSA Rising Star Fellows is part of an initiative to prioritize access to the high-quality music programs of YOSA to all kids in San Antonio, regardless of socio-economic, geographic, and ethnic backgrounds. As YOSA grows, so must the support from our community. I ask that you consider becoming a donor. Please visit YOSA’s website at www.yosa.org, or speak to a member of the YOSA staff or Board of Directors if you would like to learn more. Then tell your friends and colleagues about how you, too, help change kids’ lives through music.   Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Carl Leafstedt YOSA Board of Directors

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TROY PETERS, Music Director Troy Peters has has been Music Director of YOSA (Youth Orchestras of San Antonio) since 2009. He has guest conducted many orchestras, including the Oregon Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Round Rock Symphony, and Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra. He was previously Music Director of the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra and Vermont Youth Orchestra, and conducted college orchestras at Texas State University and Middlebury College. He has also gained international attention for his orchestral collaborations with rock musicians, including Blind Pilot, Jon Anderson (of the band Yes), and Trey Anastasio (of the band Phish), with whom he recorded two albums on Elektra Records. Working with dozens of San Antonio rock musicians, he created YOSA’s Classic Albums Live series, winner of a 2016 Centropolitan Award from Centro San Antonio. Among the classical soloists with whom Peters has collaborated are Branford Marsalis, Midori, Edgar Meyer, Jaime Laredo, and Richard Stoltzman. Musical America named him one of their 30 Professionals of the Year in 2016, and his work has been the subject of national media attention from CBS Sunday Morning, National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition, Symphony, and The New Yorker. Awarded a Vermont Arts Council Citation of Merit in 2009, he has also been honored with eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music and has conducted more than three-dozen world premieres. Peters is also active as a composer, where his honors include the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and grants from Meet the Composer and the Rockefeller Foundation. He holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the University of Pennsylvania, where his primary compositional mentors were Ned Rorem and George Crumb. Born in 1969 in Greenock, Scotland (of American parents), Peters grew up in Tacoma, Washington, and lives in San Antonio with his wife and two children.

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YOSA Gold Series 1 Sunday, November 5, 2017, 7 p.m. The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts H-E-B Performance Hall “Star Wars and Other Epic Adventures” Philharmonic

Troy Peters, Music Director Carlos Chávez

Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonía India)

Alexander Borodin

“Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor

Niccolo Athens

Out of the Forest Primeval

John Williams

Star Wars Suite Main Title Princess Leia’s Theme The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) Yoda’s Theme Throne Room & End Title

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PROGRAM NOTES by Troy Peters

Chávez—Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonía India)

After studies in his native Mexico City, the young Carlos Chávez (1899–1978) was mentored by several prominent composers in the 1920s, visiting Paul Dukas in Paris and befriending Aaron Copland and Edgard Varèse in New York. They all encouraged him to draw on his heritage, combining elements from indigenous Mexican music with modern orchestral technique to create a distinctive nationalist style. Shortly after his return to Mexico in 1928, Chávez began to conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica de México and to direct the National Conservatory, where he inspired and championed generations of Mexican composers. Over the next several decades, he would become the central figure in Mexican classical music of the 20th century.

In ballets and concert pieces, Chávez often evoked the ancient world of the Aztecs and other cultures of pre-Columbian Mexico. His best-known symphonic work, the Sinfonía India (1935–6), uses authentic Indian themes from northern Mexico to create an exciting journey through this world. The composer wrote, “The indigenous music of Mexico is, in our day, the only living manifestation of the race which makes up approximately four-fifths of the country’s racial stock. The essential characteristics of this indigenous music have been able to resist four centuries of contact with European musical expressions. It is the strong music of a man who constantly struggles and tries to dominate his surroundings.” Cast in a single movement, the symphony compellingly combines energetic, driving rhythms with ritualistic repetition. Borodin—“Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor

Born the illegitimate son of a Russian prince, Alexander Borodin (1833–1887) inherited his name from one of the prince’s serfs and spent his childhood in poverty. After years of hard work, he became a physician and later a prominent chemist. He made historic discoveries in chemistry and founded the world’s first medical school for women. Music was Borodin’s hobby, but he was arguably the world’s greatest part-time composer. Although he left a relatively small body of work, much of it has remained in the classical repertoire. Working evenings and weekends, he managed to make significant contributions to music history as a member of the revolutionary group of Russian composers known as “The Five.”

The opera Prince Igor is probably Borodin’s greatest achievement, even though he left it unfinished after decades of work. It was completed after Borodin’s death by his friends Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunov. The “Polovtsian Dances” come from the opera’s second act and colorfully depict the Cumans (or Polovtsi), a nomadic people who invade Russia and kidnap the prince. Eventually the prince will be freed, but not before the composer spins an enchanting web of exoticism in these tuneful dances. Many of the tunes, by the way, may also be familiar to some listeners from their use in the 1953 Broadway musical Kismet, for which Borodin was actually awarded a posthumous Tony Award.

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San Antonio native Niccolo Athens (born 1988) grew up playing the viola in YOSA. After receiving his bachelor’s degree at the Juilliard School in 2010, he spent a year at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, on a Fulbright award. Since completing his doctoral degree from Cornell University in 2016, he has been teaching music theory and composition at the FaceArt Institute of Music in Shanghai. His works have been performed by the New Juilliard Ensemble, Momenta Quartet, Villiers Quartet, Olmos Ensemble, Princeton Singers, San Antonio Symphony, and many others.

The composer writes that “Out of the Forest Primeval is an attempt to express in music my feelings about the beauty of our world’s ancient forests. Despite their tremendous biodiversity and the many pragmatic reasons for protecting them, I feel that the greatest tragedy in our desecration of these sacred places is the loss of their rich potential as locations for aesthetic contemplation and spiritual renewal. This piece abounds in musical metaphors for the natural world, many of which I have gleaned from the music of Sibelius and the composers of the English ‘Pastoral School,’ including extended stretches of gentle, murmuring undulation and expansive, organically unfolding melodies.” Composed in 2015, Out of the Forest Primeval receives its world premiere on this concert. Williams—Star Wars Suite

If you ask most people to name a film composer, one answer almost always comes up first: John Williams (born 1932). He has created some of the world’s bestknown contemporary orchestral music, scoring films like Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and dozens of others. It is worth remembering, however, that when George Lucas asked Williams to write music for the first Star Wars film in 1977, the composer was not quite the household name he is today. Films in the 1970s had been moving away from orchestral scores, making Williams’ lush, romantic sound something of a throwback, despite of his success with Jaws. Today, 40 years later, the themes from Star Wars are among the most widely recognized tunes in the galaxy.

Williams fashioned his Star Wars Suite from the first two Star Wars films. The heroic “Main Title” and lush “Princess Leia’s Theme” are from the first film, Star Wars (1977), for which Williams received a Golden Globe, a Grammy, and an Academy Award for Best Original Score. The next two movements, “The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)” and “Yoda’s Theme,” are drawn from the darker sequel, The Empire Strikes Back (1980), which many critics regard as the best film of the series. For the suite’s triumphant finale, “Throne Room and End Title,” we return to the first film for the rousing music that ends the movie. Like Hollywood composers and operatic masters before him, Williams employed the Wagnerian technique of “leitmotif,” associating characters, places, or ideas in the stories with specific themes that recur throughout. As a result, the music flows with a compelling sense of drama that also feels unified and logical.

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YOSA City Series 1 Sunday, Novmeber 12, 2017, 2:30 p.m. Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium “Autumn Festival 1” Prelude Strings

Jacobi Caldwell, conductor Richard Meyer

Dragonhunter

Doug Spata

Wait Your Turn!

Elliot Del Borgo

Clog Dance

Sinfonietta Strings

Brenda Johnson, conductor Kirt Mosier

Waltz of the Wicked

Franz Schubert (arr. Brian Holmes)

Allegro from Symphony No. 5, D. 485

James Newton Howard (arr. Bob Phillips)

Selections from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Jeremy Woolstenhulme

Mystical Towers

Repertory Strings

Karen George, conductor Johann Christian Bach (arr. Robert McCashin)

Allegro from Sinfonia in G minor, Op. 6, No. 6

Camille Saint-Saëns Allegro moderato from Symphony (arr. Deborah Baker Monday) No. 3, Op. 78 “Organ” Norman Leyden Serenade for Strings I. Prelude II. Fugue IV. Cakewalk 13


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YOSA City Series 1 Sunday, November 12, 2017, 5:30 p.m. Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium “Autumn Festival 2” Capriccio Strings

Martin Sanchez, conductor Soon Hee Newbold

A Gypsy Tale

Various (arr. Michael Story)

Blazing Bows of the West!

Kathryn Griesinger

Legends of Glory

Flute Choir

Kristin Hayes, conductor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Two Pieces for Three Flutes (arr. Frans Vester) Minuet Larghetto Béla Bartók Trios for Flute (arr. Hywel Davies) Children’s Song Hungarian Folk Song Round Dance Shrieking Dance Anton Bernhard Fürstenau

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Allegro non tanto from Grand Trio in C major, Op. 66, No. 1


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Conertino Strings

Kenneth Freudigman, conductor Heinrich von Biber Battalia, C. 61 Sonata ‘Die liederliche Gesellschaft von allerley Humor’ Presto ‘Der Mars’ Presto Aria ‘Die Schlacht’ Adagio ‘Lamento der verwundten Musquetir’ Edvard Grieg

“The Last Spring” from Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34

Peter Warlock Capriol Suite Basse-Danse Pavane Tordion Bransles Pieds-en-l’air Mattachins (Sword Dance)

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GUEST BIOS Eric Peterson, percussion Eric Peterson is a freelance musician and educator in San Antonio, TX. He currently performs with the Peterson/Hayes Duo, for local musical theater productions at the historic Woodlawn Theater, and as a substitute musician with the San Antonio Symphony and Mid-Texas Symphony. Mr. Peterson participated in the North American premiere and recording of Hugues Dufourt’s Erewhon for percussion sextet with line upon line percussion. He performed with the Conspirare choral ensemble on the Grammy-Nominated recording A Company of Voices—Conspirare in Concert, and has performed at the Fusebox Festival, PASIC, Texas Music Educators Association Convention, the National Flute Association, and the Florida Flute Festival.

As an educator, Mr. Peterson maintains a large private studio and has worked with the Tallahassee Symphony Youth Orchestra, Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, UTSA Rhythm of San Antonio Drum Line, and several San Antonio band programs, including Reagan and Churchill High School. He received his master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, both in percussion performance. Eric has studied with Dr. John Parks, Dr. Thomas Burritt, Dr. Graeme Francis, Tony Edwards, and Michael Launius.

Sigifredo “Ziggy” Santana, percussion Sigifredo “Ziggy” Santana is an active performer and educator in the Central Texas Area. Receiving his BMA from Texas State University in Percussion Performance, Ziggy has had the opportunity to perform and teach in New York, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Florida. He has had the opportunity to study under Bobby Lopez, Genaro Gonzalez, Bob Becker, Pius Cheung, Michael Burritt, and Don Liuzzi. A member of Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Educators Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Ziggy received third place at the Island Marimba Competition, second place in the Woods Kone Scholarship, and was Finalist of the University Concerto Competition at Texas State University. Currently Ziggy is Teaching in Hays County and will be pursuing a master’s degree in the future.

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YOSA City Series 1 Sunday, November 12, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium “Autumn Festival 3” Symphony

Kenneth Freudigman, conductor Franz von Suppé

Overture to Poet and Peasant

Jean Sibelius

Spring Song, Op. 16

Edward German Three Dances from Nell Gwyn Country Dance Pastoral Dance Merrymakers’ Dance

Symphonic Winds

Andy Post, conductor Karl King (arr. Andrew Glover)

Cyrus the Great

Malcolm Arnold (arr. John Paynter)

Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo

James Syler

Wu Xing

Eric Peterson & Sigifredo “Ziggy” Santana, percussion soloists Franco Cesarini Huckleberry Finn Suite, Op. 33 (Four Scenes from Mark Twain) Lazy Town Jim The King and the Duke Huckleberry’s Rag

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PROGRAM NOTES

compiled by Renee Higgins Autumn Festival 1a

Using only the notes of the D major scale, Richard Meyer has fashioned a medieval-sounding piece to fascinate beginning string students. The minor key, modal harmonies, and driving rhythms give this piece a very mature sound. The aggressive main theme is introduced by violins and violas, with cello and bass in counterpoint. The theme later returns in canon, with cellos and basses being chased (hunted) by the violins and violas. Dragonhunter is a very dramatic piece from start to finish. As the title implies, Wait Your Turn! is full of rhythmic challenges and surprises. Interlocking accompaniments and cadences are designed to help young musicians listen to themselves and each other simultaneously. Meanwhile, everyone gets a turn at the melodies, which contain counting and bowing challenges of their own. Drum set and piano accompaniment parts are included for additional support. Students and audiences enjoy this piece for its light and breezy style, while orchestra teachers value the essential musical skills it encourages. The vigorous, rhythmic Clog Dance features lead material in all parts. The contemporary character of the music appeals to audiences of all ages. Elliott Del Borgo really knows what beginners are capable of, and has written a piece that lets them have fun doing what they can, while really making some music. Kirt Mosier’s Waltz for the Wicked is a wild piece calling for violins and violas to use a one-finger glissando, creating a very eerie effect. Cellos will get to strum three-note chords with their thumbs while canonic passages make a young ensemble work together as never before. Wicked!

Holmes’ arrangement of Franz Schubert’s (1797–1828) Allegro from Symphony No. 5 condenses the instrumentation from full orchestra to string orchestra, but many of the original elements have been preserved. Although arranged in the key of G Major, instead of the original B-flat major, it allows greater accessibility for student ensembles. This impressive masterwork offers players great exposure to the late Classical era of music and to the legendary melodic writing of Schubert. Selections from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them combines the fantasy and thrills of the latest adventures from J.K. Rowling in a delightful setting perfect for strings. Development of technique occurs with this simple yet elegant and beautiful arrangement. Mystical Towers is the continuation of a hero’s journey from a previous composition. In this chapter, the hero explores the ancient ruins of two magical towers. The dramatic theme representing the dangerous power of the towers is introduced at the beginning by the cellos. This theme pushes forward with a lot of energy and excitement as the hero moves through different passages seeking the magic relic locked away somewhere within. The piece concludes in an ultimate battle against the dark forces of the towers for control over the relic.

Johann Christian Bach (1735–1782) is the youngest (surviving) son of Johann Sebastian Bach. Robert McCashin has arranged this the first movement of a larger three-movement work. Many of Bach’s works are considered a passageway between the baroque and classical styles. He composed the Opus 6 works in the early 1760s while spending time in London, England. They are originally scored for oboes, horns, and strings, with a continuo part. Sinfonia No. 6 is the only one of the collection that is set in a minor key.

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YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS Allegro Moderato from Symphony No. 3 includes two of the most memorable themes from this extraordinary work of Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921). Although the piece is unique because of its inclusion of organ, this rendition is based on the highly energetic string theme and includes the beautiful fugue based on his four-note theme which cycles throughout the entire symphony. The two contrasting sections of Deborah Baker Monday’s arrangement offer two extremes of bowing style: one requiring heavy strokes at the frog and the other with legato, expressive, full bowing. Norman Leyden (1917–2014) was an American conductor, composer, arranger, and clarinetist. He worked in film and television and is perhaps best known as the conductor of the Oregon Symphony Pops orchestra. His Serenade for Strings is a musical showcase of many elements within a string ensemble.

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Nothing brings string-playing to life quite like the dramatic sounds of Hungarian dances or traditional gypsy music. With that as inspiration, Soon Hee Newbold created A Gypsy Tale infused with that passion, but playable at an easier level. Hungarian Gypsies had the largest impact on this music, but there are also Spanish, Indian, Russian, and Jewish influences. Blazing Bows, arranged by Michael Story, contains three gallant tunes intertwined to create a rollicking medley of Western movie themes. Including themes form The Magnificent Seven, How the West Was Won, and Blazing Saddles, this solidly scored arrangement takes listeners back to the Old West.

Legends of Glory by Kathryn Griesinger, features a majestic theme that weaves through contrasting sections in the key of E minor. As ancient voices recall tales of forgotten glory, a sacred moment of reflection gives way to a stormy battle in the cello and bass section, building to a victorious key change to A minor. With just a little third position in first violin, it’s an accessible and exciting work for developing players. Two Pieces for Three Flutes by W.A. Mozart (1756–1791) has a complicated history. Originally, 25 pieces for 3 Basset Horns were written sometime between 1783 and 1788 but were never published. The flute version is enhanced with a added piece yet none were published until 1803. Editions have been improved over time and today, these pieces are an enrichment of the classical flute repertoire.

Hywel Davies’ edition of Trios for Flute come from the compositions of Béla Bartók (1881–1945). These selections showcase stylish arrangements of highlights from the leading twentieth century composer for developing musicians to learn and enjoy. The collection provides ideal flexible small ensemble material for teaching and performance.  Grand Trio in C was written by Anton Bernhard Fürstenau (1792–1852), a German flutist and composer. He was the most famous virtuoso in Germany on his instrument and the most important Romantic flutist of the first half of the nineteenth century. His son Moritz Fürstenau, whom he later sent to study with Theobald Boehm in Munich, was one of his numerous students. Skeptical of the technical advancements of the flute, he remained faithful to the nine key flute until his death.

Heinrich von Biber (1644–1704) was the violin virtuoso of his time. Battalia is unique as a pioneering work of ‘programme’ music (music which attempts to represent non-musical ideas without using words—here, a battle scene). It also uses a vivid array of extended techniques associated with the 20th century avant-garde. Biber asks string players to pluck the strings with both the left and

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YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS right hands and to play ‘col legno’ (literally, ‘with the wood’) giving a dry, staccato effect, and asks the cellists and double bass player to ‘snap’ pizzicato, imitating battle canons.

Aasmund Olafsson Vinje was a quintessential Romantic nationalist, whose poetry often focused on rural Norwegian life. Composer Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) set a dozen of Vinje’s poems as songs for voice and piano in 1880. For his Two Elegiac Melodies, Grieg arranged two of these songs for string orchestra. The second, “The Last Spring,” imagines the season of rebirth colored by the possibility that the viewer may not live to see another. Grieg also arranged these two poems for solo piano in 1880, but the string orchestra version stands out as the most representative of the composer’s nostalgic sense of home. The Capriol Suite is a set of dances composed in October 1926 by Peter Warlock (1894–1930), and is easily his most popular work. Originally written for piano duet, Warlock later scored it for both string and full orchestras. His Capriol Suite was based on dances of the sixteenth century, quoted in a treatise by Thoinot Arbeau, a French priest whose real name was Jehan Tabouret. The suite consists of six dances, which tell a story. “Capriol” is the name of a lawyer who wished to learn to dance, and the suite is in the form of a dialogue between the lawyer and Arbeau, himself.

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Franz von Suppé was mostly active in Vienna as conductor though he wrote some thirty operettas. His most famous overture Poet and Peasant was part of theater music written for the comedy Dichter und Bauer by Karl Elmar. Some adequate opening music was needed for the premiere performance in Vienna in August 1846. The story deals with the lack of understanding of a guardian for his pupil who does not abandon her lover. Though he is a peasant, that young man is also an excellent poet who even beats a poet from the city at a literary duel. This, of course, makes his prestige even bigger with the girl. Finally, all ends well thanks to an old peasant. 

Spring Song (in Swedish, Vårsång) is a tone poem composed in 1894 by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865–1957). The piece was initially composed as Improvisation for Orchestra, in the key of D major. Sibelius recast it in F major, and retitled the work in 1895, appending the subtitle “The Sadness of Spring” to that (unpublished) version, then made final, pre-publication revisions in 1902. The piece contains an optimism that is relatively rare among Sibelius’ works. It is known for its prominent use of bells at the end of the song. Edward German (1862–1936) wrote his Three Dances from Nell Gwyn as incidental music for English Nell, a 1900 play about the 17th-century mistress of England’s King Charles II. All three pieces proved an immediate success with audiences and were later described by the composer’s lifelong friend William Herbert Scott as being “thoroughly English, conceived in the happiest vein, and charged with that fragrant essence of the greenwood.” The tambourine adds its distinctive color at various points and the whole piece bears the unmistakable stylistic fingerprints of its composer.

Karl King (1891–1971) is known as the composer of many famous circus marches and his Cyrus The Great has been a band favorite for nearly a century. The work was inspired by Cyrus II of Persia, founder of the Achaemenid Empire who was known for respecting the customs and religions of the lands he conquered. This King march was dedicated to his friend George W. Tremain who was associated with the Fort Dodge Band, where King spent a portion of his life as the band leader.

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YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo was originally written by Malcolm Arnold (1921– 2006) for the brass bands for which England is well-known. It was titled Little Suite for Brass. John Paynter’s arrangement expands it to include woodwinds and additional percussion, but faithfully retains the breezy effervescence of the original composition. All three movements are written in short, clear, five-part song forms: ABACA design will be instantly apparent to the listener while giving the imaginative melodies of Malcolm Arnold a natural, almost folk-like setting.

The Wu Xing (pronounced wu-hsing) are the traditional Chinese five phases – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. “Wu” refers to the number 5 and “Xing” the phases. The work features two solo percussionists playing a variety of sounds organized by instruments made of, or representing, metal, water, wood, fire, and earth. The final “Earth” section uses two bass drums playing a five-note rhythm, in five phrases, of five rhythms each, that grows in power to the end. Very unique and playable by high schools and above. Wu Xing composed by James Syler (born 1961) was awarded the 2016 College Band Directors National Association Young Band Composition Award. Franco Cesarini (born 1961) composed his Huckleberry Finn Suite in 2004 based on the classic novel. American author Mark Twain spent seven years writing Huckleberry Finn – the book Hemingway claimed is the basis for all American fiction. The story of Huck and Jim’s quest for freedom on a raft on the Mississippi provides a panoramic view of Southern society, which Twain saw as beset by greed, violence, and coldhearted brutality in the guise of virtue. This suite portrays all the adventure of this great romantic novel.

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YOSA CONDUCTOR BIOS Andy Post, YOSA Symphonic Winds Conductor Andy Post directed bands at Wood, Jackson, and Lopez Middle Schools in North East ISD and is an active consultant, clinician, and adjudicator. He has earned Teacher of the Year, Trinity Prize Distinguished Educator Award for NEISD, Who’s Who of American Teachers, PTA Lifetime Award, and was nominated for Disney National Teacher of the Year. His ensembles consistently earn Sweepstakes Awards at UIL and have been recognized at the Region, Area, and State levels by Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and nationally by Choice Music National Wind Band Competition. Andy resides in San Antonio with his wife and two sons.

Kenneth Freudigman, YOSA Symphony & YOSA Concertino Strings Conductor Kenneth Freudigman is the co-founder and artistic director of two-time Grammy-nominated chamber ensemble Camerata San Antonio, principal cello of the San Antonio Symphony, a highly respected cello teacher, and conductor of the YOSA Symphony and Concertino Strings orchestras. Ken began his work as YOSA Symphony conductor in 2012.

Kristin Hayes, YOSA Flute Choir Conductor In addition to serving as director of the YOSA Flute Choir, Dr. Kristin Hayes currently teaches flute and music theory at St. Mary’s University and Our Lady of the Lake University. She formerly held teaching positions at University of Texas San Antonio and Florida State University. During the summer, she teaches and performs at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and UTSA’s annual Flute Camp. An active performer and clinician, Dr. Hayes has performed and presented at various festivals and conventions, including the National Flute Association Convention, MTNA National Convention, Mid-South Flute Festival, and the Florida Flute Association Convention. She has also performed and held master classes at various institutions throughout North and Central America, and she frequently serves as adjudicator for local, state, regional, and national competitions.

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YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS Karen George, YOSA Repertory Strings Conductor Karen George is the orchestra director at Johnson High School in North East ISD. Mrs. George studied violin at the University of Southern Mississippi with Stephen Redfield where she earned bachelor’s degrees in both Violin Performance and Music Education. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin where she studied violin under Vincent Frittelli and received a Masters in Music Education with a minor in conducting. Mrs. George has also toured with several orchestras in Europe including the American Institute for Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. In addition to her teaching job, she also performs in the Corpus Christi Symphony. Mrs. George opened the orchestra program at Johnson High School in 2008. Since then, her four orchestras have had successes at UIL with numerous Sweepstakes trophies. The Johnson orchestras have traveled to Europe and Hawaii to perform in various venues. Johnson’s full orchestra has made it to the finals for Honor Orchestra competition at TMEA three times and they made the finals for string in 2013. Recently, the Johnson Varsity orchestra was invited to perform at Midwest in Chicago this December. Mrs. George is married, has two beautiful daughters and a Whippet.

Brenda Johnson, YOSA Sinfonietta Strings Conductor Brenda Johnson is the orchestra director at O’Connor High School (Northside ISD) and has been with YOSA for two years. Prior to her current position, Mrs. Johnson taught for ten years in Plano and the next seven years at Hector Garcia MS in Northside ISD. For many consecutive years, Mrs. Johnson has received Sweepstakes ratings at UIL Concert/Sight-reading. In its first year as a brand new school, the Garcia MS Chamber Orchestra received fourth place in the TMEA Honor Orchestra competition under the direction of Mrs. Johnson. Originally from McAllen, Texas, Mrs. Johnson received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Texas. In 2004, Mrs. Johnson was one of four teachers in Texas to receive the Marjorie Keller Young Music Educator Award from the American String Teacher Association. During her time in Plano, she received Teacher of the Year for Bowman Middle School in 2009. She then received the Educator of the Year award for Hector Garcia MS in 2016. Most recently, she was among 19 San Antonio area teachers to receive the ExCEL Award from Kens5 and the San Antonio Credit Union. She has served as secretary and treasurer for TexASTA and is a member of Texas Music Educator’s Association, Texas Orchestra Directors Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, and the American String Teacher Association with National School Orchestra.

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YOSA CONDUCTOR BIOS (continued) Martin Sanchez, YOSA Capriccio Strings Conductor Martin Sanchez is the orchestra director at Ed White Middle School in the North East Independent School District. His ensembles at Ed White have earned Sweepstakes awards at UIL contest. Mr. Sanchez is from San Antonio, Texas and received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education at the University of Texas at San Antonio in the fall of 2013. Before holding the job of director at Ed White, he held the Assistant Director position for several years in the UTSA String Project, a program to help university students hone their skills in string teaching. In 2013, He accepted the Lead Teaching Artist position for the YOSA MÁS Program in the Edgewood Independent School District. He has also been involved with the YOSA Summer Symphony Camp for several years. Mr. Sanchez is a member of the Texas Music Educator’s Association and Texas Orchestra Directors Association. Jacobi Caldwell, YOSA Prelude Strings Conductor
 Jacobi Caldwell, Conductor of YOSA Prelude Strings, earned her Bachelor of Music, String Emphasis, from the University of South Carolina. She studied conducting with David Rudge and participated in the USC Conductor’s Institute. She worked with the South Carolina Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the USC String Project. Following that, she taught in public schools, then spent years performing commercially. One of the highlights of her journey was moving to Texas and working with the Hill Country Youth Orchestra. She has gone on to teach at Kerrville ISD and Alamo Heights ISD, winning UIL Sweepstakes at every competition. She is currently teaching in Boerne ISD. Eugene Dowdy, Resident Conductor Eugene Dowdy is professor and director of orchestral studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, conductor of the UTSA Orchestra and Lyric Theatre, and head of instrumental conducting. He also serves as conductor and artistic director for the Symphony of the Hills (Kerrville) and is the founding director of the UTSA String Project. Dr. Dowdy conducted YOSA’s Symphony Orchestra from 1984 to 1992, was the Interim Philharmonic Conductor in 2000, and named an honorary resident conductor in 2002. He researched and wrote YOSA’s history for his doctoral essay at the University of Iowa in 1995 and is a past president of TODA and TexASTA. 24


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YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS

Philharmonic VIOLIN

Troy Peters, Music Director Victoria Kim

Saint Mary’s Hall

Clayton Boyer

Brian Kang

concertmaster

Linda Liu

Jalie-Ann Cummings

Elise Maas

Josh Cunningham

James Mack

Imaya Farrell

Natalie Meissler

Lindee Fiedler

Hunter Messick

Andrew Kang

Carly Munoz

Esther Ko

Zoe Patterson

Steven Letch

Lindsey Ran

Heidi Schuppenhauer

Emily Seddighzadeh

Douglas MacArthur High School

CELLO

Abigail Slaughter

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Samuel Clemens High School

principal

Victoria Villarreal

Giuliano Bucheli

Samuel Clemens High School

Ronald Reagan High School

Peiyang Wang

Calvin Carroll

Basis Charter School

Douglas MacArthur High School

Taylor (Taein) Yoon

Bianca Castillo

Ed Rawlinson Middle School

Lady Bird Johnson High School

Donnel Zhu

Victoria Day

VIOLA

Max Healy

Health Careers High School

Emily Averyt Saint Mary’s Hall

assistant concertmaster Kayla DeJesus

Douglas MacArthur High School

principal second violin Daniel Cao

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Brenna Carlson

Veterans Memorial High School

Katie Chong

San Antonio Christian Schools

Bali Daniels

Alamo Heights High School

Gemmalee DyerMok

Ronald Reagan High School

Dylan Fernandez de lara Lady Bird Johnson High School

Paola Flores

Lady Bird Johnson High School

Ximena Garcia

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Nicholas Garcia-Hettinger Louis D. Brandeis High School

Grace Hende

Engineering and Technologies Academy (Roosevelt H.S.)

Sofia Hernandez

Incarnate Word High School

Diana Hubbard

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Emma Jaax Home School

Rebekah Jones Home School

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Health Careers High School

Ronald Reagan High School

Home School

Lutheran High School San Antonio

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Health Careers High School

Winston Churchill High School

Health Careers High School

Health Careers High School

Isaac Fuentes

Indiana University High School

Judson Early College Academy

Winston Churchill High School

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Boerne High School

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School

Thomas C. Clark High School

Earl Warren High School

Ronald Reagan High School

Katelyn Petersen

Theodore Roosevelt High School

Alamo Heights High School

Alamo Heights High School

Breanna Humphrey

Ruben Andrade

Audrey Jellett

Cy Bell

Catherine Kline

principal

John Paul Stevens High School

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Ronald Reagan High School

Tivy High School

Louis D. Brandeis High School


YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS

Philharmonic

Troy Peters, Music Director

Erik Martilla

Minji Kim

Benjamin Walls

Simon Phoa

OBOE

TRUMPET

John Rice

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

International School of the Americas (Lee H.S.)

Elisabeth Wang

Joshua Roper

Health Careers High School

Veterans Memorial High School

Emiliano Zendejo

Stephen Toedt

Alamo Heights High School

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Keystone School

Bailey Nicolson

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Elaine Zhang

CLARINET

Louis D. Brandeis High School

BASS

Jared Lange

Ronald Reagan High School

principal

Alexandra Balfour

Ronald Reagan High School

Adam Kuhn

Alamo Heights High School

Ian Aigner-Varoz Bryce Butler

Ronald Reagan High School

Chukwudi (Chidy) Odita-Honnah Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Ethan Renfro

Texas Lutheran University

Louis D. Brandeis High School

TROMBONE

Joshua Martinez

Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School

Smithson Valley High School

Joshua Shterenberg

Design and Technology Academy (Roosevelt H.S.)

Zachary Bell

Cayden Rolfe

San Marcos High School

BASS TROMBONE Agustin Rodriguez

Chamberlyn Barnett

Garrett Snowden

Smithson Valley High School

Harlandale High School

Blaine Bryan

BASSOON

TUBA

New Braunfels High School

University of the Incarnate Word

John Jay High School

Winston Churchill High School

Michael Djabarov

Heather Hippchen

Xavier Alexander

International School of the Americas (Lee H.S.)

Austin Perry

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

PERCUSSION

Presley Heikkila

Janet Thongkam

John Jay High School

Alamo Heights High School

Javier Hernandez Saint Mary’s Hall

Henry Unser

Theodore Roosevelt High School

FLUTE

Margaret Goree

North East School of the Arts (Lee H.S.)

Antonio Jasiczek

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Sieon Kim

Keystone School

Nicolas Catano

Design and Technology Academy (Roosevelt H.S.)

Francisco Gallegos

HORN

Ty Gonzales-Graves

Aidan Alcocer

North East School of the Arts (Lee H.S.)

Evan Chenault

John Jay Science and Engineering Academy (Jay H.S.)

Ethan Gurwitz

Winston Churchill High School

Caleb Keller

Harlandale High School

Maya Schmidt

Earl Warren High School

Earl Warren High School

North East School of the Arts (Lee H.S.)

Joaquin Guzman

John Paul Stevens High School

Antonio Jefferson

Theodore Roosevelt High School

Samuel Johnson-Vrooman Seguin High School

HARP

Michael Chapa

Karen Wagner High School

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YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS

Symphonic Winds

Andy Post, Conductor

FLUTE

ALTO SAXOPHONE

Julia Newton Aue Elementary

Basis North Charter School

Helen Lan

Emily Lawitz

Texas Military Institute-The Episcopal School of Texas

Maria Matamoros

Samuel V. Champion High School

Desi Tsacalis

Alamo Heights High School

Kierstin Wilkins

Torda Bordas

Ethan Hernandez

Business Careers High School

Tomas Hinojosa

Smithson Valley High School

Ian Weidmann

Smithson Valley High School

TENOR SAXOPHONE

James Stephenson Bradley Middle School

Bryan Wagner

Central Catholic High School

Benjamin Welchman James Bonham Academy

TROMBONE Danielle Croft

Randolph High School

Joseph Garza

Earl Warren High School

Communication Arts High School (Taft H.S.)

Matheus Lucian

OBOE

BARI SAXOPHONE Sarek Wilson

Jason Regalado

Basis North Charter School

Ronald Reagan High School

Theodore Roosevelt High School

Cassidy Wingo

HORN

EUPHONIUM

Health Careers High School

John Paul Stevens High School

Blanka Bordas

Samuel Hart

Health Careers High School

North East School of the Arts (Lee H.S.)

TUBA

Michael DeLeon

Hezron Perez

Smithson Valley High School

Jieon Kim

Tex Hill Middle School

CLARINET

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Jake Glaser

Tex Hill Middle School

Michelle Joo

Health Careers High School

Tex Hill Middle School

Cecilia Chavez-Torres

Centers of Applied Science and Technology Tech High School

Joseph Pickett

New Braunfels High School

TRUMPET

Samuel Harris

Boerne High School

Alex Gonzales

Rileigh Mccullough Cameron Serra

William J. Brennan High School

BASS

Shane Rybacki Saint Mary’s Hall

Stephanie Littlebird

Avery Bingaman

Angelina Morales

Michael Esparza

Andrew Fisher

Bryce Gifford

Jesse Forgione

Winston Churchill High School

Home School

Zachary Huertas

Rebecca Peters

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Roy D. Corbett Junior High School

Bailey Moss

Ivan Salazar

Alamo Heights High School

Tex Hill Middle School

BASSOON

Isabella Perez

Tex Hill Middle School

Rachel Watts

James Madison High School

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Saint Mary’s Hall

Coke R. Stevenson Middle School

Louis D. Brandeis High School

PERCUSSION William J. Brennan High School

Judson Early College Academy


YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS

Symphony Kenneth Freudigman, Conductor VIOLIN

Caleb Landin

Cornerstone Christian School

Nina Pyron

Lisa Kazami

concertmaster

Claudia Mendible-Diaz

Christian Ruelas

Basis Charter School

Seva Joshi

Keystone School

assistant concertmaster Anthony Couvillion

Smithson Valley High School

principal second violin Eva Beckett

Geneva School of Boerne

Luke Brehm

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Samantha Geri Cirineo Health Careers High School

Cristian Colon

Thomas C. Clark High School

Amber Del Angel

Agriscience Magnet Program (Madison H.S.)

Jaymes Edwards Judson High School

Blake Emerson-Price Alamo Heights High School

Ian Fernandes JSTEM Academy

Sophia Fousie

Earl Warren High School

Brent Freeman

Ronald Reagan High School

Veronica Gonzalez

Ronald Reagan High School

Sophia Irizarry Home School

Alexia Johnson

Byron P. Steele II High School

Aurora Johnson

Theodore Roosevelt High School

Alamo Heights Junior School

Aria Nguyen

Lady Bird Johnson High School

Adam Nix

Great Hearts Monte Vista

Natasha Pfeiffer

Earl Warren High School

Ethan Poidevin

Thomas C. Clark High School

Zachary Presley

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Emily Rivera

Douglas MacArthur High School

Katheryne Rosas

Earl Warren High School

Rebeca Sada

Ronald Reagan High School

Ronald Zhu

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School

VIOLA

Calla Xu

Ronald Reagan High School

principal

Parker Baillon

John Jay Science and Engineering Academy (Jay H.S.)

Riley Bemis

John Marshall High School

Daniela Davis

Robert E. Lee High School

Andres Guerra Galdamez Lady Bird Johnson High School

Cameron Halsell

Ronald Reagan High School

Matthew Hsu

Douglas MacArthur High School

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

International School of the Americas (Lee H.S.)

Riya Sahota

Lady Bird Johnson High School

Madelyn Skloss

Lady Bird Johnson High School

CELLO

Vincent Garcia-Hettinger

Coke R. Stevenson Middle School

principal

Samantha Almogela

Theodore Roosevelt High School

Matthew Averyt Saint Mary’s Hall

Ava Blair

Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School

Sara Conde

Thomas C. Clark High School

Dalton Conner

Coker R. Stevenson Middle School

Mia Flowers

Incarnate Word High School

Samuel Garcia Villar

Ronald Reagan High School

Grace Hart

Robert E. Lee High School (NESA)

Noah Hernandez

Thomas C. Clark High School

Valerie Jones Home School

Andrew Luo

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Kevin McJilton

Lady Bird Johnson High School

Tony Rodriguez

Thomas C. Clark High School

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YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS

Symphony Kenneth Freudigman, Conductor BASS

CLARINET

TRUMPET

Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School

Judson Early College Academy

Earl Warren High School

Connor Berberek principal

Raine Esparza

Basis Charter School

Pearl Fernandes

Carlos Manuel Aceves

Allyson Sudduth

Leo Filyk

BASSOON

TROMBONE Central Catholic High School

Briscoe Middle School

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Pierce Haddad

DeMarcus Simpson II

Ronald Reagan High School

John Paul Stevens High School

Nathaniel Reta

Tommy Pusateri

Christopher Wyatt

Theodore Roosevelt High School

Angel Rivera-Hernandez

Southwest High School

FLUTE

HORN

BASS TROMBONE Thomas C. Clark High School

William H. Taft High School

Sydney Alaniz

Andrew Crawford

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Lady Bird Johnson High School

Gabrielle Kyla Wilson

Nicole Croft

Randolph High School

TUBA

OBOE

Haley Ginn

Ronald Reagan High School

Smithson Valley High School

Zane Laijas

Clara Driscoll Middle School

Lacey Weber

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Landon Young

Smithson Valley High School

Randolph High School

Tim Petersen

Simon Lee

PERCUSSION Bryan Braden

Coke R. Stevenson Middle School

Raylando Cavazos

Cornerstone Christian School

HARP

Zora Dickson Home School

Flute Choir FLUTE

Elise Aigner-Varoz

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Eva Brines

Health Careers High School

Kristin Hayes, Conductor Logan Brown

Tonda Turner

Daniel Gonzalez

Cassidy Whitehead

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Emily Kuppers

Thomas C. Clark High School

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Alamo Heights High School

Sandra Day O’Connor High School


YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS

Concertino Strings VIOLIN

Kenneth Freudigman, Conductor

Faith Mueller

Hallie Betts

Memorial Early College High School

concertmaster

Andrew Pai

Jose M. Lopez Middle School

Jared Cuevas

Scenic Hills Christian Academy

Winston Churchill High School

Phillippe Riopel

assistant concertmaster

Sam Rayburn Middle School

Brenda Morrison

Jacqueline Rosenkranz

Health Careers High School

principal second violin Joseph Buechner Home School

Isabella Caballero

Robert L. Vale Middle School

Garrett Chambers

STEM Academy Robert E. Lee High School

Naomi Cruz

Roosevelt High School

Fernanda Cuevas

James Madison High School

Christian Diaz

Great Hearts Monte Vista

Robyn Gerry

John Marshall High School

Jillian Griffis

Communication Arts High School

Emily Hart

Great Hearts San Antonio

Kendall Liberman

Douglas MacArthur High School

Meghan Lim

Health Careers High School

Addison Lueck

Smithson Valley High School

Faith Ruth Marquez Home School

Keystone School

Samuel Shterenberg

Great Hearts Northern Oaks

Vastian Sitler

Veterans Memorial High School

Philip Templeman Canyon High School

James Zhang

Tex Hill Middle School

VIOLA

Ryan Berberek

Boerne Middle School South

principal

Justin Colon

Ed Rawlinson Middle School

Josiah Damiano

Cornerstone Christian School

Kenneth Nelson

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Fernanda Patron

Ronald Reagan High School

Martin Rosa

John Jay Science and Engineering Academy

Skylar Sargent

John Marshall High School

Sidney Silva

Judson High School

Matthew Stout

John Jay Science and Engineering Academy

CELLO

Ryan Post

Frank Tejeda Middle School

principal

Domenica Aburto

Ronald Reagan High School

Caedmon Briggs

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Payton Davis

Byron P. Steele II High School

Nadia Diaz de Leon

Communication Arts High School

Zora Dickson Home School

Melissa Fusco

Karen Wagner High School

Gayle Hende

Design and Technology Academy Roosevelt High School

William Huang

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Caroline Krugle

William H. Taft High School

Amber Leonen

Judson High School

Conner Lindley

James Madison High School

Agustin Trejo

Ronald Reagan High School

BASS

Jasper Munden

Basis North Charter School

principal

Kaleb Comstock

Jose M. Lopez Middle School

Ben Roe

Williamsburg Academy

AJ Wood

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School

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YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS

Repertory Strings VIOLIN

Karen George, Conductor

Francesco Payan BASIS Charter School

Samantha Rubiano

Sara Bassiri

concertmaster

Ethan Isaac Perez

Dylan Rybacki

Advanced Learning Academy

Abigail Rios

Ronald Reagan High School

John Paul Stevens High School San Antonio Academy of Texas

Daniel Robelo

Alamo Heights Junior School

Nathanael Slaughter

assistant concertmaster Kaylie Rios

Anthony Sierra

Hannah Smith

Savannah Stutevoss

Crysalin Taylor

Raylie Thames

Matthew Tobar

Edward H. White Middle School

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

principal second violin Claudia Banda

Douglas MacArthur High School

Matthew Belitsos

Winston Churchill High School

Ronald Reagan High School Home School Home School

Austin Tudlong

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Health Careers High School Louis D. Brandeis High School International School of the Americas (Lee H.S.)

Adrianna Calvillo

Design and Technology Academy (Roosevelt H.S.)

Aidan Woods

Natalia High School

Sophia dela Cruz

Lauren Vu

Ronald Reagan High School

Anello Zanoni

Health Careers High School

Victoria Ermler

Catherine Zou

Home School

Lopez Middle School

CELLO

Alessandra Finol

VIOLA

Alamo Heights High School

Sarai Fleming

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School

Victoria Abascal

Anneli Flores-Jimenez

Sara Dulaney

Isabella Avellanet

BASIS North Shavano

Judson Early College Academy Veterans Memorial High School

Victoria Hemachandra Ronald Reagan High School

Trier Hodge

Ray Zhang principal

STEM Academy Robert E. Lee High School

Ryan Grove

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Jashea Hollis

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School Alamo Heights High School

Ramon Contreras principal

Douglas MacArthur High School Judson Early College Academy

Katherine Beebe

Clara Driscoll Middle School

Samuel Caballero

Byron P. Steele II High School

John Jay Science and Engineering Academy (Jay H.S.)

Victoria Jones

Madigan Christensen

Starr Lawson

Mia Milk

BASIS Charter School

Caroline Cordts

Earl Warren High School

Isaiah Marquez

Joseph Perez

Earl Warren High School

Shelby Crowley

Home School

Cristian Martinez

Madison Perez

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

George Judson

Tex Hill Middle School

Levoun Ombaba

Izaak Rennebeck-Oliveira Saint Mary’s Hall

Cody Reed

Smithson Valley High School

Matthew Padron

Marnie Rosa

Aubrie Rettmann

Canyon High School

Khalia Jacob

Communication Arts High School (Taft H.S.)

East Central High School

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Home School

Ed Rawlinson Middle School

La Vernia High School

Alamo Heights Junior School Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School Alamo Heights High School Theodore Roosevelt High School Byron P. Steele II High School


YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS

Repertory Strings Patrick Roca

Great Hearts San Antonio (Northern Oaks)

Alexa Valles

Communication Arts High School (Taft H.S.)

Kaleigh Vier

Karen George, Conductor

BASS

Tyson Geigenmiller

Remy Place

Design and Technology Academy (Roosevelt H.S.)

principal

Jacob Hoppas

Design and Technology Academy (Roosevelt H.S.)

Kyler Benedict

Contral Catholic High School

Home School

Earl Warren High School

Sinfonietta Strings VIOLIN

Brenda Johnson, Conductor

Francesca Finol

Natalie Benavides

BASIS North Charter School

concertmaster

Kelsey Fish

Tex Hill Middle School

Daniel Fu

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School

assistant concertmaster Shelby Allen

Barbara Bush Middle School

principal second violin Anabel Aguilar

William J. Brennan High School

Victoria Baker

Alamo Heights Junior School

Lydia Bentz Home School

Erin Brehm

Wallace B. Jefferson Middle School

Fiona Carlson

San Antonio Christian Schools

Destiny Casias

James Madison High School

Lily Corby

Clara Driscoll Middle School

Zachary Cortez

Thomas Jefferson High School

Emily Courand

St. George Episcopal School

Ella Flister

Barbara Bush Middle School

Annia Gimeno Marko

Kayla Sheridan

Great Hearts Monte Vista

Adriana Webb Home School

Andrew White

Tex Hill Middle School

Keystone School

VIOLA

Joisset Hernandez

Barbara Bush Middle School

Ronald Reagan High School

principal

Katharine Jones

Sofia Abascal

Home School

James Madison High School

Emily Kitayama

Anya Anaya

Castle Hills First Baptist School

Winston Churchill High School

Cristian Lopez

Juliann Bolado

Antonian College Preparatory

Incarnate Word High School

Isabella Malo

Aidan Escobar

Gregory Luna Middle School

Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School

Grant Mankewitz

Amanda Pablo

Tex Hill Middle School

Barbara Bush Middle School

Katherine Pickett

Kaemon Pena

New Braunfels Middle School

Edward H. White Middle School

Scarlett Poye

Keily Rosado

Alamo Heights Junior School

Robert L. Vale Middle School

Sofia Romero

Gilbert Solitaire

Home School

Christina Liu

Earl Rudder Middle School

Jose M. Lopez Middle School

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YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS

Sinfonietta Strings CELLO

Brenda Johnson, Conductor

Alan Hernandez

Ronald Reagan High School

Jeffrey Wang

Jacky Lin principal

Hannah Khayyal

BASS

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School

Anastazia Becvar

Alamo Heights Junior School

Barrett Brown

John Garner Middle School

Jackson Flummer Bradley Middle School

Brianna Garcia

Gregory Luna Middle School

Carlos Gonzalez

John Garner Middle School

BASIS Charter School

Marissa Martinez

Robert E. Lee High School

Janessa Mendoza Pat Neff Middle School

Daniella Silva

ET Wrenn Middle School

Peter Villalobos Home School

Jesse Vargas

Kitty Hawk Middle School

concertmaster

Desiree Contreras

Krueger School of Applied Technologies (Krueger Middle School)

Francie Decherd

assistant concertmaster

Katelyn Duran JSTEM Academy

Garner Middle School

Alexandra Ermler

principal second violin

Home School

Mia Burton-Sanborn

Jillian Fernandez

Walter Krueger Middle School

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principal

David Gonima

Basis Charter School

Ezra Ramirez

Oliver Wendell Holmes High School

Lazaro Suarez

Krueger School of Applied Technologies (Krueger Middle School)

Martin Sanchez, Conductor

Alamo Heights Junior School

Isabel Holland

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School

San Antonio Academy of Texas

Minh Nguyen

St. Luke’s Catholic School

Alexander Ibrahim

Daniel Wang

Capriccio Strings VIOLIN

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School

Home School

Samantha Gonzalez

Barbara Bush Middle School

Branimir Gore

BASIS Charter School

Karina Gutierrez

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School

Abigail Gutierrez

John Paul Stevens High School

Mya Hollowell

Trinity Christian Academy


YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS

Capriccio Strings

Martin Sanchez, Conductor

Rebecca Hunter

Amber Waller

Colin Barnhardt

Adiya Kirwan

Aaron Watts

Corwyn Briggs

Averie Young

Danielle Clish

Natalie Zepeda

Jerome Collier

VIOLA

Joshua Damiano

Canyon Middle School

Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy

Ahavah Kirwan

Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy

Isabel Lew

Concordia Lutheran Church

David Lim

BASIS North Charter School

Ian Lynch

Home School

Sean Lynch Home School

Bradford Maulden JSTEM Academy

Miya Morris

BASIS Charter School

Van Nguyen

St. Luke’s Catholic School

Crystal Nguyen

St. Luke’s Catholic School

Rebekah Richard

Barbara Bush Middle School

Ximena Roa

ET Wrenn Middle School

Jewel Thames Home School

Samara Valdez

IDEA Monterrey Park

Wallace B. Jefferson Middle School

Home School

Arlon Seay Elementary

Brentwood Middle School

Helen Trottmann Keystone School

principal

Arwen Cantu

Coke R. Stevenson Middle School

Ileana Godinez

Alamo Heights Junior School

Amanda Picart

John Garner Middle School

Angelique Proa

Harry H. Rogers Middle School

McKenna Schmitz

Dr. Bernard Harris Middle School

Samuel Sheridan

Great Hearts Monte Vista

Katelyn White

Barbara Bush Middle School

Ann Frank Inspire Academy

Edward H. White Middle School

Jose M. Lopez Middle School

Cornerstone Christian School

Matthew Diaz

Great Hearts Monte Vista

Bianca Garcia

Alamo Heights Junior School

Ana Malo

Gregory Luna Middle School

Isaiah Munguia

Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School

McKaela Schmitz

Dr. Bernard Harris Middle School

Andrew Trip

Boerne Middle School North

Cody Wingo

Tex Hill Middle School

Spring Branch Middle School

BASS

CELLO

Medina Valley Middle School

Petra Poenitzsch

Cambridge Elementary School

principal

Zuhayr Abdulla

Tex Hill Middle School

Rebekah Andrews

Jonah Quintana principal

Natalie Camacho

Will W. Jackson Middle School

Miranda Pierce

Robert L. Vale Middle School

J. Frank Dobie Junior High School

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YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS

Prelude Strings VIOLIN

Jacobi Caldwell, Conductor

Hannah Hvass

Chau Nguyen

Siyoon Kim

Tam Nguyen

Home School

Ysla Lopez

Marie Zeballos

Victoria Beck

Adalheidis Lutz

CELLO

Roman Rodriguez

Alamo Heights Junior School

concertmaster Corbin Carper

assistant concertmaster Spring Branch Middle School

principal second violin Faith Adams

BASIS North Charter School

Eva Arriola

Spring Branch Middle School

Xavier Canales

Cambridge Elementary School

Jonah Damiano

Cornerstone Christian School

Kayla Denham

BASIS Medical Center Campus

Camilla Finol

BASIS San Antonio North Primary

Matthew Garza IDEA South Flores

Alexander Gore

Basis North Charter School

Camila Green

Alamo Heights Junior School

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Home School

Vineyard Ranch Elementary School

Alamo Heights Junior School

Thousand Oaks Elementary

Jett Pittman

Cambridge Elementary School

Gabriel Salazar

Harmony Hills Elementary

Liam Shields

St. Luke’s Episcopal School

Giovanni Sosa

Cambridge Elementary School

Liam Valdez

Robert L. Vale Middle School

Jaziel Varela

Alamo Heights Junior School

Charlotte Welchman James Bonham Academy

VIOLA

Sophia Ramos

St. Luke’s Catholic School

St. Luke’s Catholic School

Alamo Heights Junior School

Annastazia Delgado

Thomas L. Hatchett, Sr. Elementary

principal

Nikhil Loordu

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School

Jeremy Medina-Suzuki St. Paul Catholic School

Shelby Rettmann

Barbara C. Jordan Intermediate

Andrew Shields

St. Luke’s Episcopal School

Amelia Stephen Basis Charter School

Maggie Vietas

Jose M. Lopez Middle School

Elizabeth Welsh

Alamo Heights Junior School

Home School

Brandon Wilson

Carter Curran

BASS

principal

Woodridge Elementary School

Home School

Madeleine Berban

Rahe Bulverde Elementary School


YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FACULTY

Carl Leafstedt, Ph.D. Chair

Troy Peters Music Director

Shari Mao Chair Elect

Andy Post YOSA Symphonic Winds Conductor

Kelly Cato Secretary

Kenneth Freudigman YOSA Symphony Conductor YOSA Concertino Strings Conductor

Lee Hipp Vice Chair, Access & Inclusion Elizabeth Lorenz Vice Chair, Development Jeffrey Walsh Vice Chair, Governance Benjamin Westney Treasurer & Vice Chair, Finance Allison Balfour Kenneth Bloom, M.D. Joseph Causby, Ph.D. Michelle Davis Katie DeBauche Uchechi Demaske Evin Nicole Eubanks Kirstin Garrison John Lewis, Ph.D. Blanca Maldonado Matthew Mireles, D.M.A. Ryan O’Donnell Donald Oroian Anne Rochelle Rob Rodriguez Sonja Lanehart Schutz, Ph.D. Evelyn Berg President Emeritus

Kristin Hayes YOSA Flute Choir Conductor Karen George YOSA Repertory Strings Conductor Brenda Johnson YOSA Sinfonietta Strings Conductor Martin Sanchez YOSA Capriccio Strings Conductor Jacobi Caldwell YOSA Prelude Strings Conductor Eugene Dowdy Resident Conductor ADMINISTRATION Brandon Henson Executive Director Mary Yearwood Development Director Ben Hackett Development Associate Renee Higgins Communications Manager Garrett Lefkowitz Operations Director Tyler Benware Operations Manager Alex Flores Operations Coordinator Molly Baskin Operations Assistant Alfonso Gonzales Bookkeeper

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2017-2018

MUSIC MAJOR AUDITIONS

The Ticket To Your Future DECEMBER 2 Brass, Guitar, Percussion, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds

FEBRUARY 10 / MARCH 3 (Scholarship Audition Days) Brass, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds

MAY 5 Brass, Guitar, Percussion, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds The University of Texas at San Antonio - ApplyMusic.UTSA.EDU


YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS

THANK YOU, DONORS

YOSA is honored to recognize the many businesses, foundations, governmental organizations and friends who have made it possible for 3,000 young musicians in our community to be part of YOSA’s continuing tradition of music and learning, friends and fun. Listed here are the generous donors who have made this experience possible through gifts made October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. Please contact YOSA if your name is not included. Orchestra Musician Composer Maestro Concert Master Section Leader Soloist Friend

$50,000 and above $25,000 to $49,999 $15,000 to $24,999 $5,000 to $14,999 $2,500 to $4,999 $750 to $2,499 $250 to $749 Up to $250

Orchestra City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture Kronkosky Charitable Foundation Rackspace Foundation San Antonio Area Foundation Musician Anonymous H-E-B Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust Texas Commission on the Arts Zachry Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Bartell H. Zachry, Jr. Composer Charity Ball Association of San Antonio USAA Foundation, Inc.

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YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS Maestro

Anonymous Dr. Kenneth Bloom and Dr. Sheila Swartzman The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation County of Bexar Frost Bank Geekdom Greehey Family Foundation H-E-B The Ewing Halsell Foundation The Mirza Trust of San Antonio National Endowment for the Arts NuStar Foundation Myra Stafford Pryor Charitable Trust Rackspace Hosting Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts The Scott Family Shield-Ayres Foundation Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery The Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Valero Energy Foundation Weston Centre

Concert Master

Ms. Michelle Seward Davis John H. Frederick and Mimi W. Yu The Alfred S. Gage Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Carl Leafstedt Rev. John Lewis and Ms. Pat Bridwell Ms. Elizabeth M. Lorenz and Mr. Rick Ramos The Harris K. and Lois G. Oppenheimer Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Paul Oroian Mr. and Mrs. Karl Pichler Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Santikos Entertainment St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Germaine and Jeffrey Walsh Mr. and Mrs. James Weynand

Section Leader

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Becvar Dan Carlson Lee and Zachry Carter Memorial Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation Dr. Thomas DeNapoli and Mr. Mark Walker V. Grayson Dyer and Jacqueline Lee Mok Mrs. Betty Ebrom Mr. Brandon Henson Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hipp Humana Health Plans of Texas Intercontinental Wealth Advisors LLC Jackson Walker L.L.P Joeris General Contractors Karavan Studio Susan Marenda King, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Lorenz Shari Mao Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur L. Matthews, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John McCullough Mrs. and Mrs. Ryan O’Donnell Mrs. and Mrs. Donald Oroian Oroian, Guest & Little PC Anne and Troy Peters Anne and Jeff Rochelle San Antonio Feminist Film Festival Thomas Sanders

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Ms. Sonja Lanehart Schutz, Ph.D. and Mr. Paul Schutz, Ph.D. Mrs. Marshall Steves Texas Lutheran University Mr. Bruce I. Topletz and Ms. Cristina Chial Verde Commercial Real Estate LLC Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Waller Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Westney Judge Nelson W. Wolff

Soloist

Robert and Shari Albright Anonymous Ms. Kris Brehm Dr. Angelika Jansen and Mr. Bob Brown Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan C. Calvert Mr. James S. Calvert Ms. Kelly Cato Mr. Edward E. (Sonny) Collins III Combined Federal Campaign for the San Antonio Area Mr. and Mrs. Sara Maria Conde Mr. and Mrs. Taliaferro Cooper Davy Crockett Lodge #1225 Mr. and Mrs. Dan DeBauche Jim and Frances Garner Kirstin and Bregger Garrison Maureen and Camilo Gonima Mr. and Mrs. Paul Halvorson Ms. Cathy Dawson and Mr. Don Hessenflow Dr. Javier Hernandez and Dr. Shafqat Shah High School Music Service Pamela F. Howard Lindsay R Irvin M.D., P.A. Jefferson Bank Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Johnson Carolyn Ellis and Richard Keith Mr. Christopher Kiernan Louis J. and Millie Matcek Kocurek Charitable Foundation Barbara Kyse Ms. Marline C Lawson Mrs. Linda Leafe Ms. Eileen Lentz Ms. Taddy McAllister PayPal Charitable Giving Fund Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital Foundation Scaleworks Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe B. Smith Mrs. Elsie G. Steg Marshall Steves, Jr. Mr. Patrick H. Swearingen, Jr. Alice and William Thornton Voice and String Instrument Fund of the SAAF Trinity University United Way (State Employee Charitable Campaign) Mr. Henry Unser Mr. Robert Valdez Monica Vaughan Mr. and Mrs. George C. Vaughan Mary Jane Verette Alice and Sergio Viroslav Mr. Craig Wilson Windcrest Economic Development Corporation Mary Yearwood Seoghwan Yoon


YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS Friend

Ace Mart Restaurant Supply James Mark Bayhon Adame Chiyui Ahn Jamie Allen Veronica Alvarez AmazonSmile Foundation Lisa Marie Anderson Dulce Annis Anonymous Mrs. Sue Bain Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Baldridge Allison and Jeff Balfour Ms. Janie Barrera Erin Barrientez Nancy Beaulieu Mr. Alfred E. Becker M. Robbins Black Ginger Blazicko Mr. Robert Blount, Jr. and Ms. Sandra Sandoval Mr. Jeremy Booker Mr. Mario P. and Mrs. Lyndee A. Bordini Jill Boyer Ms. Carilyn Brehm Ms. Martha Bryant, Ph.D. Mrs. Rocio Bucheli Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Calvert Manuel Reyes Campos Ms. Carinne N. Carrillo Hector Carrillo Ariel Carrion Mr. Paul Carter Stacy Castillo Jess Castro Dr. Belmund Catague Mr. and Mrs. Drew Cauthorn Raymond and Debra A. Cavazos Richard H. Cavender Rebecca Cerroni Rev. and Mrs. Michael Chalk Dr. Joanna Chao Monica Torres and Federico Chavez-Blanco Dr. and Mrs. William Chiego Mr. and Mrs. Chol and Elaine Chong Harriet E. Christian Dr. Charles Christian, Jr. Seunghyun Chung Anne Church Fernando Cisneros Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett Cocke CodeUp Mr. Michael C. Cohen Valery Collier Mary Ann Compton Mr. Ramon Contreras Ms. Monica Cooper Mrs. Josephine Cormack Victoraine M. Croft Mr. Stephen J. Cross Ms. Cindy Cummings Renee Davis Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Day Monica de Leon Uchechi and John Demaske Lena Denham Joanna Chao and Paul Detiveaux Mrs. Diane M. Devore Daniel Diaz Angel Diaz

Mr. James Dick Mr. Rick Dillard Angie and Robert Djabarov Ms. Kathleen Doria and Mr. Ruben Silva Frances S. Douglas Ms. Elinor L. Duff Olga Duignan Mrs. Deborah M. Dunn-Talley Kevin Eddy Ms. Natalie Carrolle Edwards Ms. Janice E. Ekholm Dr. and Mrs. Estrada Marilyn Faye Ender Finol Danette R. Fjerstad Sarai Fleming Katrina Fleming Mr. and Mrs. Derrick Flowers Heidi Forgione Rick Frederick Mrs. Ruth M. Frederick Melissa Frei-Jones Michael Fresher Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Freudigman Ms. Joan G. Fritze Mr. and Mrs. Lon Fry Jennifer Fuller Mr. Paul W. Fulmer Meloney Funk Ms. Martha Galbraith Jesus J. Garcia Ms. Patricia Garcia Autumn Garza Janet M. Garza Stephen Geri Nancy and David Gilbertson Teresa M. Godinez Simon Peter Gonzales Lydia Veronica Gonzalez Dr. and Mrs. Donald J. Gordon Martha Gosnell Mr. and Mrs. Julius M. Gribou Debra Guillen Elliott Gurwitz Sally and Greg Hackett Rebecca and Ben Hackett Ms. Janis Hadnott Mr. Nathan Halabrin Ms. Elizabeth Halff Audra D. and Scott A. Hall Angela Halsell Mr. and Mrs. James A. Harnish D’Ann Hart Mr. and Mrs. Rich Hartwick Mr. and Mrs. James L. Hayne Laura Healy Frances Hearn Shannan Hem Ms. Sandra Henson Alberto Hernandez Patricia Hesidence Kellie Hight Ms. Andrea Hlosek Lisa Hodges Heather Guthrie-Hoey Dr. David Hough and Ms. Gina De Gennaro Diana Hubbard Mr. Don Allen Hudson, Jr.

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YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS Julie Hurtado Ms. Mary Hymel Cynthia Irving E.J. Jaax Dr. and Mrs. Milton S. Jacobs Alice James Anjali and Ajeya Joshi Andria Kalina Lisa and Chinami Kazami Mr. Ronald C. Keller The Kerr Foundation, Inc. Mr. Hongwook Kim Mrs. Minjeong Kim Kenneth A. Kist, M.D. Sharon M. Kocurek Mr. and Mrs. Brian Komorek Mrs. Ellen Kraig and Mr. David Kolodrubetz Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Krueger Mr. and Mrs. Weir Labatt Wende L. Lancaster Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lancaster Carlos J. Laurel Meredith B. Lecocke Mr. Dean A. Lewis Jing Liu Mr. Kevin Liu Janelle Lopez Kristen Lueck David Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Gerald and Melissa Maas Mrs. Sylvia Maddox Mr. and Mrs. Jeb Maebius Carlos Maestas Mr. Tim Maher Blanca and Marcos Maldonado Richard Malone Jorge Martinez Mrs. Rosalinda Martinez Melissa Martinez-Carrasco Rev. and Mrs. David C. Marx Pamela Matthews Mr. Jim McDaniel Lizana McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Douglas McNeel Scott Meltzer Alejandra and Rafael Mendible Viola Mendoza Kathleen Messina Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Mielke Dr. and Mrs. Alexander L. Miller Heather Miller Paul Mireles Matthew Mireles, D.M.A. Stephanie Key Mollenauer Lucille Montes Delinda Moore Ana Moreno Mr. Jeremy Morgan Dr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Murgo Enrique Navarro Gretchen Nelson Mr. William Nichols Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Nicolella Samantha Noble Blanca D. and Gerald L. O’Donnell Sherry O’Kelley Mr. Gary Vega Obaya Drs. Victor and Valerie Ostrower Jennifer Park

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Julie and George Parker Mrs. Camilla M. Parker Pamela L. Parmer Brenda L. Partain Paula Peacock Joshua Pemberton Dr. William B. Perry and Mrs. Holly Perry Ms. Toni Peters John Petersen Debra Pickett Mr. and Mrs. Jason Pittman Ms. Kimberly Place Kristen and Nick Polito Jennifer Pyron Mr. Dominic Quero Mr. Rolando Ramirez, Jr. Ms. Diana Reed Craig Reed Delia Reed Lisa Reta Kevin and Denise Rettmann Cynthia Reyna Juan Robles Marisol Robles Erin Rodriguez Adam Rodriguez Mr. Fidencio Rodriguez Col. (Ret.) William T. Rogerson Maricarmen Romero Samantha Roper Corky Roth Angela Rowe Mrs. Joycelyn H. Rudeloff Andrea A. Rusche Ms. Rachel Rustin Gilbert Salazar Kristi, Benito, Diana, and Gabriel Salinas Eric Salzman Dr. and Mrs. Edward Sargent Mr. Josh Saunders Chom and James Seagraves Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Seiterle Carmen Sepulveda Dr. and Mrs. Alberto C. Serrano Mr. and Mrs. Camille AG Shieff Stephanie Silva Genesis Silveyra Mrs. Elizabeth J. Simpson Marga Speicher, Ph.D. Ben Stevenson Mr. Jason Miles Steward Sharon Struble Li-Chyn Lee and Sulin Su Olga Suzuki Ms. Terese Swartz Bonita Swisher Mr. Troy Tamez Elizabeth Templeman Kevin Templeman Mrs. Louise B. Thomas Glenn and Georgia Ann Thomas Etan Torgul Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Tribble Mrs. Jeannette Balcer Truitt Mickie Tu Corry Tu Kristy Turner Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Unser Dr. Ana M. Valadez


YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO | FALL CONCERTS Mrs. Karen Valdez Sonia Vallejo Ms. Reina P. Vargas David Vasquez Mr. Gregory Vaught Jose Velazquez Ms. Clara Melnik Vermillion Justyna Wadolowski Rick Waller Dr. Andrew Walls, MD Derrick Walsleben M. Aline Wang Richard Watts Jeremy Weber Lisa Weidmann Richard D. Wheatley, Sr. Ph.D. Sara Wilkins Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wilkinson Jamie Williams Drs. Peggy Wilson and Jim Sims Paula Wilson Dr. and Mrs. John Wolcott Mr. Randy Wong Ms. Patricia L. Wood Jackson Wymer Drs. Keying Ye and Limin Zheng Ye Judith York Dr. David Young and Dr. Cynthia Lyle Mr. and Mrs. John Younger Yi Zou

Gifts in Kind

Tyler Benware Cici’s Pizza Freetail Brewing Co. Guillermo’s Catering Rebecca and Ben Hackett H-E-B Hospitality Parking Hotel Valencia Sally Jones Key Ideas Incorporated Mariposa Designs Nectar Wine Bar and Ale House Mr. Mario Josh Prado Quick Signs Radius Center Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling Dr. Mario Rapinotti Beth Reischel Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery Jennifer Schumann St. David’s Episcopal Church Greg W. Stouffer Taco Cabana Trinity University University of Texas at San Antonio University of The Incarnate Word Whataburger Restaurants LP

THANK YOU, COACHES

Through sectional coaching and mentoring by professional musicians, YOSA offers its musicians the highest level of music education. The following musicians have assisted our orchestras during the 2017/18 season. The musical education that our young musicians receive would not be possible without your support. Strings Michael Badillo, violin Alexis von Biedenfeld, cello Nick Browne, bass Emily Freudigman, viola Ignacio Gallego, cello Beth Girko, violin Holgen Gjoni, cello Mary Ellen Goree, violin Eric Gratz, violin Tom Huckaby, bass Morgen Johnson, cello Colin Meinecke, viola

David Milburn, bass David Molleanuer, bass Bassam Nashawati, violin Stacey Parker, violin Amy Pikler, viola Julie Petri Post, violin Aurelia Rocha, cello Laura Scalzo, violin Nathan Sharplin, cello Renia Shterenberg, violin Darryl Tolliver, violin Aimee Toomes-Lopez, violin Lynda Verner, cello

Woodwinds Mark Ackerman, oboe Kristin Hayes, flute Andrei Muravev, bassoon Brass Hughey Hancock, horn Jaime Parker, trombone David Stephenson, trombone Percussion Riely Francis Bill Patterson Eric Peterson

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2017-18 Season

TRICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Troy Peters, music director

Official Tricentennial events: Winter Showcase concert with San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet, February 11 Gold Series 3 concert: A Joyful Noise, May 6 Spain Bon Voyage concert, June 17


BAY LOR U NI V ER SIT Y SCHOOL OF M USIC The Baylor Symphony

THREE-TIME WINNER OF AMERICAN PRIZES FOR OUTSTANDING COLLEGIATE ORCHESTRA

The Baylor Symphony wishes the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio great success in their 2017-18 season!

For more information about the Baylor University School of Music, please visit baylor.edu/music.

P.D.Q. Bach and Musical Comedy

YOSA Gold Series 2 Troy Peters, Music Director Jeffrey Biegel, piano January 28, 2018 7:00 p.m. The Tobin Center


CONTACT INFORMATION music.depauw.edu 765-658-4118 georgepalton@depauw.edu

School of Music

2018 AUDITION WEEKENDS February 16-17 March 4-5 Auditions also available by appointment

One of the nation’s premier orchestra and chamber music training programs. International student profile | Ages 12 and up The University of the South | Sewanee, Tennessee www.ssmf.sewanee.edu | ssmf.admissions@sewanee.edu


Yosa program fall 2017  
Yosa program fall 2017