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2016 Annual Spring Oswego County Youth Orchestra Concert April 10

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The Annual Spring Oswego Community Youth Orchestra (OCYO) Concert will be held on Sunday, April 10th in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom of SUNY Oswego at 7pm. OCYO is comprised of local elite student musicians grades 7-12. Tickets are $5, advance tickets available from OCYO members, or at the door. The program will offer selected music from the orchestra, The Oswego Youth Conservatory and featured solos by musicians and ensembles.

Conducting the Oswego Community Youth Orchestra will be Dr. Juan Francisco La Manna. Dr. La Manna is orchestra director at the State University of New York in Oswego. The concert program will include special guests The Oswego Youth Conservatory members. Soprano: Jenaya Shortsleeve, Laura Mistico, Mary Bornheimer, Ellie Horning, Jocelyn Farley Tea, Habeeb Kaylee Smith, Cherish Heagy. Alto: Julia Batstone, Laura Bornheimer. Tenor: Matthew Oldenburg Bass: Andrew Bornheimer.

Oswego Community Youth Orchestra members include Gillian Clark, Elizabeth Bush, Sasha Loayza, Melissa Chun, Jua Oh, Alex Emmons, Cassandra Romeo, Sofia Loayza, John Zhu, Luke May, Margo McBrearty, Elyse Maniccia, Colin Li, Nolan Callahan, Ruhma Khawaja, Brandon Cheeley, Andrew Smith, James May, Leanna Restani, Anna-Carole Samson.

The Oswego Community Youth Orchestra, founded in 2007, seeks to challenge and nurture young area musicians to strive for excellence, to explore their role in humanity, and to contribute beauty to the community through the study and performance of orchestral music.

Members of OCYO are serious string players who have fun playing quality music with other like-minded musicians. The group has traditionally consisted of high school students, but middle school students are considered based on ability. Members have consistently qualified for All County and All State Orchestra, been concert masters and principal players in their respective school districts, and received college scholarships for both academics and music. Some have entered a performance track and others have become music teachers. For more information, contact [email protected] or

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