Conductor and Director, Jason Lim
The Symphony is designed for advanced, serious students who have a strong desire and love for music and music making at the highest level. Under the baton of internationally known award-winning Maestro Jason Lim, students learn master symphonic works from Symphonies to Concertos while learning the true art of orchestral playing.
Symphony students also have opportunities to perform with top tier soloists in the region and nationally.
Selected students of the Symphony enjoy the benefit of being selected to take part in the unique Odysseus Chamber Orchestra's -Mentorship Program, (Please click for more details about the Mentorship program) Furthermore, a side-by-side performance/s (Please click here for more details about the side-by-side program) are available in which the Symphony joins forces with The Odysseus Chamber Orchestra under conditions that allow such a collaboration. The Symphony performs three to four concerts per season.
Conductor and Director, Julie Daniels
The Philharmonic Orchestra is comprised of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion, with occasional harp and piano. This Orchestra is designed for intermediate level musicians with foundation skills of shifting (2nd up to 5th positions is expected) and orchestral bowing techniques that will enable string players to master repertoire comparable to the music taught in most high school programs in the area.
This program is ideal for all students from 8th grade to 10th grade who wish to experience playing in a full orchestra setting and have a strong desire to better themselves as musicians. The Philharmonic Orchestra performs two to three concerts per season.
STRINGS CELTIC ENSEMBLE
Director, Keyreel Raskolenko
This unique and exciting new program only offered by GNTYO promises a different kind of musical experience. Students learn the traditions of learning Irish, Scottish, Canadian and other folk tunes by ear. Students explore the world of ancestors passing tunes to the next generations by ear. This wonderful new program is taught by renowned Celtic fiddler, Keyreel Raskolenko. Mr. Raskolenko is also a composer and an accomplished violinist.
This program is open to all GNTYO students as well as outside students who wish to participate only in this program. (GNTYO students receive a reduced enrollment rate.)
2020 SUMMER OPERA ACADEMY ORCHESTRA
Music Director and Conductor, Jason Lim
Symphony students get a unique and rare opportunity to rehearse and perform as a pit orchestra accompanying the Opera production of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. All symphony student are eligible to win a spot for the opera orchestra. The opera orchestra meets on weekdays for 2-3 weeks prior to performance/s.