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Call for Scores Winner

In an effort to develop repertoire for younger symphonic orchestras and expose students to a greater diversity of composers, GTCYS launched an exciting new Call for Scores Competition this year. The winner receives a $1,500 cash prize and a premiere of the winning piece at a GTCYS concert. Geared for GTCYS’ Sinfonia level and open […]

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Announcing the 2019 Young Soloists Concerto Competition Winners

  Over twenty students competed in this year’s Young Soloist Concerto Competition for a chance to be featured in a masterful solo performance alongside Symphony at Ted Mann Concert Hall this spring.  The final round of competition took place on January 27 at Ted Mann Concert Hall and included a program featured six Symphony musicians.  […]

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GTCYS Call for Scores

In an effort to grow the repertoire for younger symphony orchestras and expose students to a greater diversity of composers, GTCYS is excited to announce a Call for Scores for the 2018-2019 season! Submissions will be performed by GTCYS Sinfonia West and/or Sinfonia East, ensembles consisting of students predominantly in grades 5-8. The winning composer will […]

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A Memorable Finale to Our 45th Season

On Sunday, our Spring Festival concerts at Orchestra Hall concluded a phenomenal 45th academic season. The concerts celebrated a year of enriching musical growth, social experiences, and performance opportunities for our eight orchestras. This Spring Festival marked the first performance at Orchestra Hall by our Harmony students who participated in a new violin instruction program […]

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Symphony’s June 2018 Tour Destination Announced!

We are thrilled to announce Symphony’s June 2018 tour destination! The tour will take students on an unforgettable eleven-day journey through Germany, Poland, and Hungary, starting in Berlin, then traveling to Krakow and through the mountains of Poland to Budapest. This Eastern European tour features iconic historical sites, rich cultural opportunities, beautiful landscapes, and stately […]

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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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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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