JAMESTOWN From Bach's Brandenburg Concerto to Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones, this Sunday's (November 20) Chamber Concert by the string musicians of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) promises something for everyone - and it's free!
These highly talented and motivated 13 to 21 year olds, including music students from Jamestown Community College, will perform at 7 pm in the beautiful SS. Peter and Paul Church at 508 Cherry Street in downtown Jamestown.
"We're grateful for the support we receive from the community," noted CRYS president Tanya Anderson. "This is our opportunity to offer something in return!"
This Sunday, Nov. 20, the community is invited to a free concert performed by the string musicians of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony. CRYS music director Bryan Eckenrode will conduct the 7 p.m. performance in SS. Peter and Paul Church at 508 Cherry St. in downtown Jamestown.
CRYS music director Bryan Eckenrode will conduct the performance, for which a freewill offering will be taken.
Among the other works on the program will be Monn's Cello Concerto, Strauss's Pizzicato Polka, Norman Della Joio's Choreography, and two arrangements by the group's bass violinist Kenneth Hultin from the video game Silent Hill.
The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony has two other performing groups: the Young Artists Orchestra is composed of intermediate level musicians, and Prelude Strings is the beginning strings orchestra. All students are selected by teacher recommendation.
The full Youth Symphony and Young Artists Orchestra begin rehearsals on Saturday, December 3. Prelude rehearsals begin in February.
In addition to perfecting their musical skills through rehearsals, workshop, and performances, CRYS students and their families receive free or reduced admission to concerts presented by the Jamestown Concert Association and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra. Tuition assistance is available thanks to a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
For more information about the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony and opportunities for young musicians, call (716) 664-2465, ext. 202, or visit www.CRYouthSymphony.com.