First Rehearsal - JR Strings (HCFTA), Preparatory Orchestra, & Sinfonia Orchestra
Sep
5
4:30 PM16:30

First Rehearsal - JR Strings (HCFTA), Preparatory Orchestra, & Sinfonia Orchestra

Junior Strings meeting at Hoogland Center for the Arts will have their first rehearsal for the 2018-2019 season on Wednesday September 5th, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM. During this time there will also be a mandatory meeting for parents of students in this Junior Strings class.

Preparatory Orchestra will have their first rehearsal for the 2018-2019 season on Wednesday September 5th, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Hoogland Center for the Arts. During this time there will also be a mandatory meeting for all Preparatory Orchestra parents.

Sinfonia Orchestra will have their first rehearsal for the 2018-2019 season on Wednesday September 4th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM at Hoogland Center for the Arts. During this time there will also be a mandatory meeting for all Sinfonia Orchestra parents.

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First Rehearsal - Youth Symphony & Civic Orchestra
Sep
4
5:30 PM17:30

First Rehearsal - Youth Symphony & Civic Orchestra

Youth Symphony will have their first rehearsal for the 2018-2019 season on Tuesday September 4th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Hoogland Center for the Arts. During this time there will also be a mandatory meeting for Youth Symphony parents.

Civic Orchestra will have their first rehearsal for the 2018-2019 season on Tuesday September 4th, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM at Hoogland Center for the Arts. Adult musicians on all orchestral instruments are welcome!

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2018/2019 Season Auditions
Aug
28
to Aug 30

2018/2019 Season Auditions

  • Hoogland Center for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Auditions are required for musicians wishing to be placed in Preparatory Orchestra, Sinfonia Orchestra, or Youth Symphony and are being held August 28th, 29th and 30th between 4:00-8:30pm. Sign-up is required.

Audition sign-up can be found on the registration page for each ensemble (Step 3).

Audition requirements and excerpts can also be found on the registration page for each ensemble, below the audition sign-up.

https://www.svys.org/join-preparatory-orchestra

https://www.svys.org/join-sinfonia-orchestra

https://www.svys.org/join-youth-symphony

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Cherry Berry Fundraiser
Jul
24
4:30 PM16:30

Cherry Berry Fundraiser

Come beat the heat and support Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony! A percentage of ALL sales on 7/24 from 4:30-8:30 PM will be donated to SVYS. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and anyone who enjoys frozen yogurt to join us for a sweet evening!

Check out our Facebook event and share this sweet opportunity: https://www.facebook.com/events/902107713329147/

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Summer Strings Camp
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Summer Strings Camp

  • Hoogland Center for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Allegro Camp: For musicians who just completed the Starter Strings program or with approximately 1 year of playing experience.

Vivace Camp: For musicians currently in the Junior Strings, Preparatory Orchestra or Sinfonia Orchestra programs or with approximately 2-7 years playing experience.

Camp Schedule:

Allegro: 8:30-11:30am - Monday-Friday (July 23-27)

Final performance at 11:00am on Friday

Vivace: 1:30-4:30pm - Monday-Friday (July 23-27)

Final Performance at 4:00pm on Friday

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May Showcase
May
12
7:30 PM19:30

May Showcase

Beautiful. Colorful. Powerful. Join us for a magnificent performance where you will experience the royal splendor of Sir William Walton’s Crown Imperial, an elegant work not only premiered at the coronation of King George VI, but heard at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and performed at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Youth Symphony will also present Franz Schubert’s famous Symphony No.8, most commonly known as the Unfinished Symphony and full of tremendous power.

This concert is highlighted by the performance of Telemann’s Viola Concerto, performed by Naomi Bandy, the winner of Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony’s Concerto Competition. Bandy has been playing viola for three years and is a student of Georgia Hornbacker. She plays on a German viola that is over one hundred years old, bringing a beautiful and rugged sound to her playing. Bandy aspires to someday teach viola and to perform with a professional orchestra. The Telemann Viola Concerto is the first known concerto written for viola and is a delight to audience members for the way Telemann artfully utilizes the instrument’s full range. 

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.hcfta.org

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Spring Concert
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Spring Concert

Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony invites you to our final beginning and intermediate youth orchestras concert this season! Join us as the Starter Strings, Junior Strings, Preparatory Orchestra, and Sinfonia Orchestra take the stage at Springfield High School to perform a variety of works showcasing their year of growth. 

Purchase your tickets at https://ti.to/svys/youth-orchestras-spring-concert . See you there!

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Liturgical Arts Festival
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Liturgical Arts Festival

Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra opens the Liturgical Arts Festival with a splendid concert titled "Veni, creator spiritus!" Performing works by Bach, Rachmaninoff, Elgar, and more, the SVCO will be joined on stage by the Ecumenical Choir and soloists Harrison Faulkner, Diane Dietz, and Adam Miller. The concert is free to attend and no tickets are required. We hope to see you there!

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Flapjack Fundraiser
Apr
21
8:00 AM08:00

Flapjack Fundraiser

Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony is hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser at the Veteran's Parkway Applebee's in Springfield! We invite you to join us for a delicious breakfast of pancakes and bacon. Tickets are $5 per person. Contact our office for information on tickets: 217-753-8000 or svys.svco@gmail.com

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Winter Concert
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Concert

Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony invites you to our Winter Concert featuring the Sinfonia Orchestra and Youth Symphony! The performance takes place at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 27th. 

Join us at the Hoogland Center for the Arts as our Sinfonia Orchestra and Youth Symphony explore storytelling through music! Our Sinfonia Orchestra brings to the stage one of Bach’s most well-known and beloved pieces, “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.” Our Youth Symphony will present Bizet’s well-known “Carmen Suite No. 2,” as well selections from “Peer Gynt” and Sibelius’ “Belshazzar’s Feast.” We hope you can be a part of this fantastic event!

Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free to children aged 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.hcfta.org or by calling 217-523-2787.

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From Russia With Love
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

From Russia With Love

Stirring, colorful, and passionate: nothing warms the heart quite like the music of the Russian greats! Join the Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra in its winter concert “From Russia With Love” to enjoy an evening with Russia’s masterful composers and their most enduring works.

From the delicate beauty of Rachmaninoff’s famous Vocalise and Tchaikovsky’s Waltz from Sleeping Beauty to the power and majesty of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, this concert explores the gamut of Russian expression through music. And, don’t miss the chance to see local saxophone soloist Shayla Logan as she performs Glazunov’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone in collaboration with the orchestra.

Experience the concert yourself on Friday, February 9th at 7:30pm in Hoogland Center for the Arts' Theatre 3. Tickets are available for purchase in advance by contacting 217-523-2787 or visiting www.hcfta.org. $10 for adults, $5 for students, free for children 12 and under.

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