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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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Expanding Access to Music

We’re thrilled to announce that we are creating a new community-driven music instruction program for students on the West Side of St. Paul! Read the latest issue of our newsletter to learn more.

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GTCYS Featured on MN Original

In April 2015, GTCYS was featured on Twin Cities Public Television’s award-winning series MN Original. It was a tremendous honor to be part of this weekly arts series that celebrates Minnesota’s creative community.

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Symphony Tour to Argentina

We are thrilled to announce that Symphony will tour Argentina in June 2016! With a major concert in Buenos Aires, performances in Rosario and Santa Fe, plus amazing sights and cultural experiences, it promises to be an incredible adventure for students. This marks GTCYS’ first time to Argentina and our first tour to South America […]

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