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A Stirring Finale to the Symphony Series

Spotlight on our Soloist At this Saturday’s Symphony concert, audiences will be treated to an outstanding performance of Lalo’s Concerto for Cello by GTCYS’ Young Soloists Concerto Competition winner, Madeline Sheard, who thinks frequent atmospheric changes in the piece will captivate listeners. For Madeline, it evokes complex emotions – from intense to pleading to hopeful […]

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New GTCYS Conductor Named

We are thrilled to announce that Mark Gitch will join GTCYS’ artistic staff as Concert Orchestra conductor beginning in September 2017. A consummate musician and educator, Mr. Gitch brings a wealth of teaching, performing, and conducting experience to GTCYS. He will assume this role while continuing to serve as Director of Orchestras with Wayzata High […]

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Spring Highlights

Collaborations Inspire Students and Audiences Special projects for each orchestra deepen students’ educational experience while providing unique opportunities for audiences. This season, enriching collaborations with artists and student groups are inspiring GTCYS musicians to express themselves through new musical styles and genres of art. With three concerts coming up this Saturday and one in April, […]

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45 Years Serving Young Musicians

Then and Now: Remembering a GTCYS Hero and Celebrating 45 Years As we celebrate GTCYS’ 45th Anniversary Season, we remember and celebrate one of GTCYS’ leading founding fathers, Lawrence D. Gibson. In 1971, Larry, as he was known by colleagues, was responsible for helping spearhead conversations between four independent youth orchestras in the area. The consensus […]

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Welcome to GTCYS’ 45th Season!

Letter from the Artistic Director GTCYS’ 45th season marks my fifth year as the organization’s artistic director, and I feel immensely honored to work with the wonderful students in our orchestras. It’s a pleasure to welcome back returning students and to meet new musicians eager to make music and new friends in GTCYS. Our conductors and […]

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Tour Update: The First Concert

Today was our second day in Argentina and the day of our first concert. It took us about an hour to get to the venue, St. Andrew’s Scots School. Typically when we think of an outreach concert at a school this far away from a major city in a South American country, we assume it […]

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Tour Update – June 13th

What a whirlwind it has been so far… We arrived yesterday morning (Sunday) after a connecting flight from Atlanta that took a bit over 10 hours. After clearing customs, we quickly drove off to see the city of Buenos Aires and thus begin our tour of Argentina. We began with a stop in a neighborhood […]

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April Symphony Concerts

Two concerts offer something for everyone: A Family Concert on April 23 provides a fun-filled interactive program and on April 24 the Symphony Series concludes with a world premiere and a featured soloist. FREE Family Concert in collaboration with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Saturday, April 23 at 10:30am The Ordway 345 Washington St., St. […]

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