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MARCH 10 2019 Empire Arts Center Symphony

Dr. Kevin Sütterlin, conductor Philharmonic

Kara Hartten, conductor nonperishables collected for local food shelves

Myra Foundation

This program is supported in part by grants from: the City of Grand Forks through the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Region; the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts; the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Region; and a grant from the Women's Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Region.


PROGRAM 3.10.19 • Empire Arts Center please silence cell phones

Philharmonic Overture to the Wasps    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), arr. Brendan McBrien Ascend                                                                              Emily G. Custer (born 1990) world premiere. Commission made possible by a grant from the Women's Fund  Theme from E.T.                                     John Williams (born 1932), arr. James Ployhar

Symphony Symphony #3 , III: Juba                                                     Florence Price (1887-1953) rental made possible by a grant from the Women's Fund  My Name is Aiden (Suite)                                            Adam Hochstatter (born 1986)  I: 3:14 a.m. •  II:  Unforeseen Consequences • III:  Follow Me IV: My Name is Aiden  •  V: The Way Back 

raffle drawing & board election results Philharmonic & Symphony Russian Sailors' Dance                        Reinhold Glière (1875-1956), arr. Merle Isaac 

coaches and mentors this season Tamara Auer,* Dr. Simona Barbu, Shari Boschee,  Leah Brooks*, Dr. Lisa Bost-Sandberg*, Cory Driscoll*, Ligia Drago*, Caleb Fritel*, Nicholas Hagen, Gabrielle Halliday* Dr. Sonja Bosca-Harasim, Sarah Harlow*, Dr. Cody Hunter, Michelle Lucia-Ingle* Jonathan Larson, Suzanne Larson, Miaoqian Liu, Rebecca McFarlane, Paul Millette, Mark Nelson, Amariah Pearlstein*, Dr. Scott Sandberg, Jeff Seabloom* Angela Urlacher*, Matthew Wellert, Tyler York*   *denotes guest performer today

special thanks to GF Central HS Music Department • Empire Arts Center • Courtney Olson • Dr. James Popejoy Tamara Mulske • Schmitt Music •  school & private instructors of these wonderful young people •  and the many supporters, donors, and grantors listed in this program. 

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Program Notes Ralph Vaughan Williams: Overture to the Wasps Shortly after returning from Paris where he had been studying orchestration with Ravel, the 36-year-old Ralph Vaughan Williams was invited by Cambridge

Florence Price: Symphony #3: III, Juba Born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1887 into a middle class, mixedrace family, Florence Price had the double disadvantage of being both African-American and a woman. Either of those distinctions would have been enough to not have had her work performed in 1930s America, but Price composed more than 300 works and earned a champion in Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor

University to compose the music for their 1909

Frederick Stock. Florence Price was a talented pianist from a

production of Aristophanes' great satire "The Wasps."

young age. She enrolled in the New England Conservatory of

He created a score that contained an impressive

Music at 14, where she studied composition and graduated in

array of beautifully orchestrated character pieces to

1907. She married a prominent civil rights attorney and returned

accompany the play.Listen for the buzzing and slaps!

to Little Rock, but due to increased racial violence her family

Emily Custer: Ascend  (world premiere)  In composing this piece, I sought to capture a sense of exploration, growth and youthful excitement to fit both the ensemble and the concert theme. Ascend opens with floating, abstract textures before growing to include more concrete melodic ideas that expand and rise throughout the piece. My desire to include a regional visual element in the performance resulted in a collaboration with Karen Peach, local New Media Designer (photo credit/design). Having been a

moved to Chicago. In 1932, Price’s Symphony #1 in E Minor won a competition, leading to its premiere by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra — the first composition by a black woman to be performed by a major orchestra. Price's musical style is an intentional and personal mixture of classical European music and the sounds of black spirituals, especially the rhythms associated with African heritage, such as the juba dance. 

Price's Symphony No. 3 was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration's Federal Music Project, and first performed at the

longtime member of the organization that preceded

Detroit Institute of Arts on November 6, 1940. Price, in a pointed

NVYO [GGFSO youth orchestra programs], it was a

letter to the conductor, said "no attempt has been made to

joy for me to collaborate with Kara Hartten and the

project Negro music...in the traditional manner. " She continued,

Philharmonic. - Emily Custer

"The intention behind the writing of this work was a not too deliberate attempt to picture a cross section of present day

Emily Custer is a freelance composer, pianist, vocalist

Negro life and thought with its heritage of which is past,

and teacher, currently residing in northeastern ND.

paralleled, or influenced by contacts of the present day." The

She graduated from North Dakota State University in

third movement is a Juba (or hambone dance); although on its

2013 (B.M., Piano Performance) and Bowling Green State University in 2016 (M.M., Music Composition). While at BGSU, she studied with composers Marilyn Shrude and Christopher Dietz and served as a theory and aural skills teaching assistant. She has enjoyed many opportunities to assist as vocalist, pianist, and violinist in new music readings, premieres and performances. She also collaborates regularly with

face it is jovial and upbeat, to include it in her work was a powerful decision on Price’s part. She took what was essentially a slave dance, and legitimized and showcased it in the context of classical music. This broadened what American music could sound like, and also opened the ears of predominantly white, upperclass symphony-goers to a cultural detail from a shameful and painful part of American history. A rediscovery of some of Price's

local artists as a performer and composer. Recent

lost works in 2009 has led to a renewed interest in her orchestral

works include: Soil for cello and harp (commissioned

compositions and their availability for performance.

as part of the 2018 Made in ND project); musical branding for STEMflash Media LLC; Seelenruhe for

Adam Hochstatter: My Name is Aiden

orchestra; eight o’clock (text by A.E. Housman) for

Film-scoring is storytelling. When combined with a motion picture,

mezzo-soprano, clarinet, vibraphone, cello, and

music takes audiences on an emotional journey into characters

narrator.

lives, foreign places, and dramatic situations. We watch films to

John Williams: Theme from ET “I can direct bicycles to fly, but music truly makes them airborne,” -- Steven Spielberg. The score to E.T. is one of the finest in the history of film, especially the exciting finale sequence, in which E.T. helps the boys fly their bikes. During the final 15 minutes or so, the score becomes positively operatic, even though no one is singing.  The flying, the emotional farewell

be transported into different worlds and experiences. If the music in these films is successful, it will amplify these experiences without distracting the audience from what is happening on screen. In addition to this requirement, it is also imperative that the score can stand on its own as an enjoyable piece of music; a feat that is not easily achieved. “My Name is Aiden” was written as an attempt to accomplish all of those goals – with one exception: no film. It is cinematic music without cinema. As we move through the

between E.T. and Elliott, and the departure of the

different movements of the suite, we are taken on a journey with

spaceship are depicted in this famous sequence.

two characters: Aiden, and another whom is left unnamed. While I

Reinhold Glière: Russian Sailor Dance

have crafted the piece with a specific plot in mind, I have left the

The Russian Sailors’ Dance is the best-known excerpt from Reinhold Glière's score for the 1927 ballet The Red Poppy. Glière based the Russian Sailor’s Dance on the popular Russian folk tune titled Yablochka, which means "little apple." This famous piece includes a series of variations that begins in the low strings, and picks up speed and intensity toward a whirling conclusion. 

details of the story up to the imagination of the audience. It is my hope that this piece will take you on a cinematic journey together with Aiden to experience wonder, stress, excitement, fear, boredom, and love. - Adam Hochstatter.

Adam Hochstatter is a composer, producer, conductor, and arranger for film, television, and video games. He is a 2009 graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead MN. 


Philharmonic Kara Hartten, conductor

Violin Rachel Blawat, Thief River Falls Ainsley Boucher, Crookston Elias David-Schill, GF - Central Sadie Hillman, GF - Schroeder Neecon Mardani, GF - Central Alexis Massey, GF - South Obadiah Pearlstein, Hatton Gretta Pratt, GF - homeschool Meghan Quanbeck, McVille  Abby Quick, Plummer/Thief River Falls Gabe Sagini, GF -Sacred Heart Megan Schill, GF - South Caleb Zejdlik, EGF - Riverside

Viola Gillian Hoffman, GF - Schroeder Conner Leao, GF - Red River Matthew Moe, GF - South

Cello Carter Byron, GF - Schroeder  Andrew Folson, GF - Schroeder Cayden Jacobson, GF - Schroeder Sheigh Panos, GF - South Garrett Peterson, GF - South Quinn Roehl, GF - Valley 

Bass Ryan Nordhagen, GF- South Zebulun Pearlstein, Hatton Annie Powell, GF - Central

Harp Amariah Pearlstein, guest

Flute Madeline Fortman, GF - Central   Ava Korsmoe, GF - Valley 

Clarinet Alexia Threatt, Crookston

Trumpet Nolan Lapp, GF - South

Horn Lucy Welsh, GF - Central

Trombone Elias David-Schill, GF - Central

Percussion Cassie Fincher* Maisy Lindseth*

Piano Ella Zhang*

* NVYO Symphony member


Symphony Dr. Kevin Sütterlin, conductor

Violin Grant Anderson, GF - Red River Luke Anderson, GF- Red River Anna Caoili, GF - Red River Oliver Dalmi, GF - Central Dennis Du, GF - Central  Avery Gooden, GF - Red River Lily Helm, Thief River Falls, MN Sarah Hong, GF - Red River Aislinn Hunter, GF - Central Marie Kraemer, Grand Forks  Trevor Masa, GF - Red River Carter Schmisek, GF - Central Ella Zhang, GF - Red River

Viola Cassie Fincher, GF - Central Sophia Frank, GF - Central

Cello Lauren Hillman, GF - Central Aiden Krogh, GF - Red River Claire Lapp, GF - Red River Caleb Mendez, Crookston   Isabel  Moga, East Grand Forks HS Sarah Sayles, GF - Red River

Bass Daniel Hettich, GF - Central Kenzie Kelley, GF- Central

Harp Amariah Pearlstein, guest - Hatton

Flute Brandon Leao, GF - Red River Dustin Ringuette, EGF - Sacred Heart Emma Rudow, GF - Central

Oboe Claire Mellema, UND

Clarinet Taylor Devine, East Grand Forks HS Erin Mahar, GF - Central

Bassoon Eiji Tsujita, Japan/ UND

Trumpet Dan Musselman, GF - Red River Mikayla Weiss, GF- Central

Horn Alex Berglund, GF - Red River

Trombone Gabe Almlie, East Grand Forks HS Nate Thompson, East Grand Forks HS Aomie Washington, GF - Central

Tuba Mandy Ly, GF - Red River

Percussion Cami Antonenko, GF - Schroeder Jon Holter, East Grand Forks HS Maisy Lindseth, GF - Central Andres Moreno, GF - Central

Piano Anne Marques Catarin, UND/guest


2019 High School Seniors

NVYO congratulates and is proud of all its graduating high school seniors. Whether they plan to stay nearby and continue in our programs or are heading off to new experiences, we hope they keep their love of music throughout their lives. Here are some of their answers to our senior survey:

Luke Anderson, violin, graduates from Red River with 2 years of NVYO experience. He says, "I really appreciate the higher level of difficulty of pieces and how it forces us to learn... the help is phenomenal when you're struggling there's always peers or teachers helping you. "He plans to attend NDSU for music education and thanks "all of the music teachers who helped me when I was lost and really helped me find my true calling in life." Luke's advice to younger players is: "Stick with it! It may be hard or frustrating at many points. But once you get it and continue to grow the more you will enjoy it. "

back: Brandon, Isabel, Jon/ Front: Ella, Taylor, Erin

Taylor Devine, clarinet, graduates from East Grand Forks High School after 5 years of NVYO; she has been part of Philharmonic, Symphony, and Crescendo. Her favorite piece was Brahms' Academic Overture. She plans to attend NDSU for Music Education next year, and her advice to younger musicians is, "don't ever stop playing/singing! You make the best friends and memories!" Luke, Aomie, Aislinn

Jon Holter, percussion, graduates from East Grand Forks High School after 3 years in NVYO, with plans to pursue a music education degree at UND. He has been happy to be a part of NVYO because it’s given him experience with pieces not normally played in band class. Jon thanks his band teacher Mrs. Searle encouraging him and inspiring him to make music a career. His advice to younger musicians is "practice lots, but have fun!" 

Aislinn Hunter, violin, graduates from Grand Forks Central after 2 years in NVYO. She plans to take a gap year to travel to Costa Rica and Peru, then attend college. Aislinn's favorite thing about NVYO is making music with friends. She encourages younger players to keep going, even when it is hard, and thanks her parents for encouraging her to do music in the first place! Kenzie Kelley, bass, graduates from Grand Forks Central with 2 years of NVYO experience. She is glad to be part of a group that wants to be challenged musically.   Next year she will be studying Vocal Music Education at NDSU.  Kenzie advises younger players: "do it for yourself, not for someone else." Kenzie thanks her parents for encouraging her even when she "didn't sound good" and the Central music staff for pushing her to be the best musician possible.

Brandon Leao, flute & piccolo, graduates from Red River after 5 years in NVYO. His favorite thing about NVYO is "meeting different people and the challenges that the music has put me through. It has shown me that I can do so much more than I thought I was capable of." Brandon plans to attend UND for music education. He thanks "Dr. Bost, for always believing in me and motivating me. Also Mrs. Popejoy for being the person to help me see my love for music."

Erin Mahar, clarinet, graduates from Grand Forks Central with 2 years of NVYO experience. She plans to attend UND for music education, and says: "I liked the experience of being able to be conducted by a college professor, it made playing in NVYO challenging yet fun. I learned new techniques along the way that have bettered me as a player." She thanks Kevin (Suetterlin ) and Naomi (Welsh) for "being patient and being able to better us as musicians." Erin's advice to younger players is "once the music becomes challenging keep going and keep working to get it down under your fingers because once you have the piece down it is rewarding and you feel like you can play anything." 


2019 High School Seniors, Continued Isabel Moga, cello, graduates from East Grand Forks High School after 5 years in NVYO. Her plans next year are to begin a Music Ed degree at UND. Isabel's favorite experience was playing with The Concordia Orchestra; her favorite pieces were Academic Festival Overture and Jurassic Park. She says that NVYO has given her a sense of community; a sort of "orchestra family." Isabel thanks her teachers Kara Hartten and Dr. Simona Barbu for the years of help and opportunities. Her advice to younger musicians: "don't give up. At times you are going to hate your instrument but don't ever give up on it!"

Aomie Washington, trombone, graduates from Grand Forks Central High School, having just joined NVYO this January. She is thankful for the opportunity to play outside a classroom setting and plans to attend MSU Moorhead for English/mass communication. She thanks all her previous music teachers for their encouragement and support, and for helping her develop as a musician. She says special thanks to Ms. Harlow & Mrs. Brooks for being incredible role models whose "compassion and humor made symphonic band my favorite class of senior year." Aomie's advice to younger musicians is to have fun ."Is your music too hard? Practice! Do you dislike your instrument? switch! Everyone loves music and you know how to make it - you're incredible!"  She hopes to continue playing music with others in the future, and hopes to help encourage her younger brothers to develop their musical talents.  

Ella Zhang, violin, graduates from Red River with 7 years of NVYO experience, having been part of all the ensembles NVYO offers. One of Ella's favorite NVYO memories is playing with The Concordia Orchestra two years ago. She plans on majoring in cognitive science or neuroscience in college next year, and has the following advice for younger players: "be involved in “extracurricular” music activities like NVYO, where you get the chance to not only play different types of music but also meet and bond with new people... it’s more fun to share a musical experience with your peers." Ella has a long list of thanks: "to Mrs. McFarlane and Mr. Seabloom, for pushing me to be the best musician I can; Mrs. Gloria Bethke, Dr. Nariaki Sugiura, and Ligia Drago, for continuing to shape my path as a musician and for all the instruction, support, and encouragement over the years; Hyley Lee, for inspiring my love of music; and of course my past and present NVYO conductors, Ligia Drago, Mrs. Larson, Naomi Welsh, Dr. Christina Chen-Byers, and Dr. Sütterlin, for developing my love of orchestral playing."

congratulations, all! #nvyoproud


Artistic Staff Dr. Kevin F. E. Sütterlin, Artistic Director & Symphony conductor Dr. Kevin F.E. Sütterlin is an internationally sought-after conductor and pedagogue. A dedicated 21st century musician, Sütterlin is passionate about exploring new, non-traditional forms of musical experience. As Artistic Director of the Northern Valley Youth Orchestras, Sütterlin loves working with the young and talented musicians of the Northern Valley. Sütterlin is Director of Orchestral Activities and Opera and Assistant Professor of Instrumental Conducting at Concordia College, where he and his colleagues received the prestigious EMMY award for 2016’s nationally broadcast Concordia Christmas Concert productions. He is Music Director and Conductor of The Concordia Orchestra and Concordia Opera.

Dr. Sütterlin holds The Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Endowed Orchestra Chair as Director of Orchestral Activities of the Lutheran Summer Music Festival and Academy. He is also currently the Conductor of the Minnesota All-State Symphony Orchestra. Further, Sütterlin is founding Co-Music Director of Sinfonietta Memphis, an ensemble that provides free concerts and educational experiences for Memphis’s most diverse communities. Perhaps the only ensemble in the US with a co-music directorship model, Sinfonietta Memphis’s conductors Mathias Elmer and Kevin Sütterlin proudly represent the orchestra’s credo: friendship through music. Considering himself a "citizen of the world," Sütterlin has been building musical bridges across four different continents, and has led his ensembles on many successful national and international tours. He has performed and taught across the globe including Austria, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United States.

Sütterlin’s current season includes guest engagements with The University of Hawaii, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Sichuan University of the Arts, and Qingdao Concert Hall Symphony Orchestra (China), Stelle Toscane Music Festival (Italy), the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra in Appleton (WI), Connecticut College, the Lima Symphony (OH),and the Montgomery Symphony and Ballet Alabama. Sütterlin is third prize winner of the prestigious American Prize in Orchestral Conducting 2017.  He is an awardee of the Hirschmann Foundation scholarship of Switzerland, the Hendrickson Fine Arts Grant, the University of Memphis International Research scholarship, and the University of Memphis Creative Achievement Award.

Ms. Kara Hartten, Philharmonic conductor Kara Hartten began her musical studies at the age of five in her hometown of Redding, Connecticut.  She earned both a Bachelor of Music Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in French from DePauw University, followed by a Master of Music in cello performance and instrumental conducting from the University of North Dakota. Ms. Hartten is presently an orchestra teacher in the Grand Forks Public Schools and performs with the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra as well as the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra. She founded a string ensemble she currently directs, the UND Community Orchestra, and is a past conductor for NVYO’s Allegro Orchestra; she has additionally coached NVYO Crescendo chamber music and cello sectionals. As a cellist, Kara has performed with the UND Student String Quartet and UND’s Red River Trio, a student ensemble that toured in May of 2014 in Tokyo, Japan and Shanghai, China. Kara has studied with Drs. Simona Barbu, Darilyn Manring, Yeon-Ji Yun, and Eric Edberg, as well as performed in master classes with renowned cellists such as Amit Peled, Matt Haimovitz, Nicholas Photinos, Emilio Colon and Laszlo Varga. In 2009, she performed with the DePauw Chamber Orchestra during a tour of Austria and Germany. She also performed the Lalo cello concerto with the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra in 2007 as the winner of its concerto competition. In 2011, she played Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat major with internationally known cellist Yo-Yo Ma.


Donors & Supporters

JAN 1 2018 - Feb 15, 2019 

$5000+

$250-$499

$100-$249, cont.

up to $99, cont.

City of Grand Forks

Alerus

Wolfgang Sütterlin

John & Cathy Martsolf

Myra Foundation

Anonymous

Devera Warcup

Jayne Morrison

ND Council on the Arts

Phil & Shelly Amundson

in honor of Alyssa Warcup

North Dakota Museum of Art*

Jeff & Brooke VanLooy

Patty Olson

Lloyd & Shirley Welsh

Kristi Pasek

Hong Xu & Xiaodong Zhang

Cathy Perry

Women's Fund

Guidestar

$2500-$4900

Hugos*

Community Foundation of Grand

Larissa Hood & David Krogh

Forks, East Grand Forks, & Region

Yvonne & Greg Lapp

Facebook fundraiser donors

Yong Hou & Jin Zhang

$1000-$2499 All Seasons*

Barry & Ann Folson Hal & Kathy Gershman Foundation in honor of Naomi Welsh Grand Forks CVB Ground Round* O For Heavens Cakes* Bill & Kari Noyes Darren & Jodi Straus

InPrints Screen Printing

up to $99

Melanie Popejoy River Cinema*

Lorraine Amundson

Kenneth & Quayne Sherwood

Mark & Gloria Sanford

Kristine Anderson

Lauri Shimpa

Jackie Spiros

Anonymous

Keith & Mackenzie Teepen

Thrivent*

Polly Birdsall

Corey & Missy Thompson

Naomi & Jeff Welsh

Al & Donna Bott

Toasted Frog*

Leah Bysewski

Wendy Wendt

Romanick Family

$100-$249 Suzanne & David Antonenko Behls Photography* Luise & Richard Beringer Wendy Bulman Chester Fritz Auditorium*

Ely's Ivy* Evolve/701* Fighting Sawks* Rebecca Gottberg GGF Community Theatre*

*in-kind or partially in-kind

Half Brothers*

Jennifer Tarlin

Choice/Park District*

Xcel Energy Foundation

Expressway Suites*

Ted & Alison White

Grand Forks CVB*

Jan Jelliff, in honor of Jenny Tarlin

Les & Patty Howard

Amaha Kassa

in memory of Harold Anderson

Elizabeth Kimble

Suzanne Larson

Deb Kleinman

$500 -$999

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Kara Hartten

Badman Design*

Kanishka & Madhavi Marasinghe Karna Loyland

Madelyn Camrud

Minnesota Orchestra*

Richard & Nancy Foss

Marjorie Murray

Grand Forks Park District Foundation

Northern Air*

HB Sound & Light* Avery & Vicki Jones 

Rehab Authority Henri Rommel & Analiza Caoili  Jerry Ryan

John & Cathy Martsolf Jayne Morrison North Dakota Museum of Art* Patty Olson Kristi Pasek Cathy Perry

Maria-Joy & Dr. Cedric Masa

in memory of Karen Ryan

John Madden & Sarah Barron

Bill & Gail Schmisek

Courtney Olson*

Spicy Pie Pizza*

River Cinema*

US Bank Foundation

Dr. Kevin Sütterlin

Kenneth & Quayne Sherwood

Wonderful Giving

Melanie Popejoy

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Northern Valley About Youth Orchestras

us...

Northern Valley Youth Orchestras is in its eighth year of inspiring musicians and engaging communities. NVYO offers two orchestras, a chamber music program (Crescendo), and a summer day camp (Dal Segno), providing young musicians age 12 to 21 with symphonic and chamber music experience, community connections, and opportunities to stretch and challenge themselves in a supportive setting. Participants throughout the year number over 120 and come from cities and towns within a 75-mile range of Grand Forks. Alumni pursue degrees in a variety of professional fields including music and the sciences, and consistently earn places at excellent colleges and universities both locally and around the country. NVYO's two orchestras, Philharmonic and Symphony, rehearse weekly from September to March at Grand Forks Central High School and the Empire Arts Center, and perform two to three formal concerts per season. Guest clinicians and professional instrumentalists provide additional mentoring and orchestral training, and a variety of community performances are offered to students as well. Past NVYO  collaborations include events with Jazz on Tap, Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome, the FargoMoorhead Area Youth Symphony, Concordia Orchestra, and the Grand Cities Children’s Choir. NVYO has an office located in the Empire Arts Center, as well as a membership at the 701 Coworking Space, and is proud to be one of the many partners in the new Grand Forks Welcoming Community Roadmap. More information about NVYO is available at www.novyo.org. 

Board of Directors David Krogh, President  Phil Amundson, Vice President Mark Romanick, Treasurer Wendy Bulman, Secretary Yong Hou,  Jeremiah Johnson, Tyler Manske, Madhavi Marasinghe, Evan Montgomery, Jennifer Tarlin Naomi Welsh, Executive Director (ex officio)


novyo.org for info!

providing free rehearsal and performance space: ST. AnNe's Living Center

Endowment Fund A gift to the Northern Valley Youth Orchestras Endowment Fund makes a lasting difference by providing

sustainable, ongoing funding each year. Northern Valley Youth Orchestras' Endowment

Fund is housed at the Community Foundation; the Foundation manages the fund and its investments, and NVYO receives a 5% payout from the principal each year, providing vital operating funds.

Because NVYO is a qualified 501 c3 nonprofit, with an endowment gift of $5000 or more you can significantly lower the net cost of your contribution and triple its impact. Actual numbers will depend on your tax bracket and other factors; the Community Foundation can help you with details. Gifts of any amount are welcome and appreciated.

Make a donation at the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks, and Region; 620 Demers Ave. Grand Forks, ND 58201; or call 701.746.0668 . Choose Northern Valley Youth Orchestras for the donation designation. OR donate online to the fund: http://gofoundation.org/give-to-a-fund/ Scroll down to  “Northern Valley Youth Orchestras Endowment Fund” and complete your donation. All information about taxes and benefits and your IRS tax deduction statement  will channel through the Community Foundation.  Thank you! 

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March 10 2019 NVYO concert program  

Concert program from March 10 2019 Northern Valley Youth Orchestras performance at the Empire Arts Center

March 10 2019 NVYO concert program  

Concert program from March 10 2019 Northern Valley Youth Orchestras performance at the Empire Arts Center

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