Spring Concert 2016

Amanda's photoThe four orchestras that comprise Oakland Youth Orchestras (OYO) will be performing popular movie theme songs such as: The Incredibles, Pirates of the Caribbean, World of War Craft, Suite from Star Wars Epic, and other contemporary pieces as well as the renowned Scheherazade by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakoff at the May 5th , 2016 Spring Concert.

Local soloist Amanda Beaune will be featured in Scheherazade performed by the OYO Symphony Orchestra. Amanda is a senior at Clarkston High School. She is the 2015 Teresa Schuster Memorial Award winner. She began studying violin privately at the age of 8 and this fall will continue her musical career at Wayne State University.

Amanda joined OYO, at the age of 9 and has been the co­concertmaster of OYO’s Symphony Orchestra since 2013. Amanda’s current resume also includes regularly performing with her trio, Music Envy, a quartet, Main Street Strings and the Oakland University Chamber Orchestra. She has also played with the Rochester and Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestras and was a guest soloist with the Michigan Symphony Orchestra and the Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra.
Amanda has participated in the Michigan Music Conference All­State Honors Orchestra and the Michigan Youth Arts Festival, and is a regular participant at Solo and Ensemble festivals.

Student instrumentalists, ages 7-18, who want to further develop their musical talents and skills
are invited to audition for membership in Oakland Youth Orchestras’ (OYO). Some May 7, 12,
14, and 15 auditions slots are still available. Sign-up online on our “Auditions” Page.

Oakland Youth Orchestras Spring Concert is May 5th, 2016. The concert will be held at the Oxford Fine Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. Oxford Fine Arts Center is located at Oxford High School, 745 N. Oxford Road, Oxford, MI 48371.

Tickets will be available at the door: Adults–$10, children and students–$5, and ticket quartets–$30 (includes four tickets).

Oakland Youth Orchestras has been educating and enriching youth through music since 1975. Today, OYO is a four-tiered orchestra program (Studio String, String, Philharmonia and Symphony orchestras) serving over 350 students in grades two through twelve from Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland and St. Clair counties in southeast Michigan. The mission of OYO is to inspire student musicians by providing an exceptional orchestral experience to public, private and home schooled students. OYO fosters enrichment through opportunities in music theory, chamber music, community outreach performances and competitions.

OYO is supported in part by grants from the Michigan Council of the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as Corporate and Foundational Support from Oakland University Department of Music, DCI Aerotech, Fifth Third Bank, Charity Motors, Kroger, Meijer and Community Foundation Greater Rochester.

Visit the “Who We Are” page to learn more about OYO and why it has been, and will continue to be one of the finest youth orchestras in southeast Michigan.

For more information or to schedule an interview with the executive director of Oakland Youth Orchestras, contact Joanne Walle, (248) 709-2877 or admin@oyomi.org

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