Jenny DeRoche Christian, Director
Spanish Romance, Traditional Spanish Melody, Arr. Megan Reeve
Down the River, by Angela Klöhn (b. 1983)
Andro, Traditional Breton Melody, Arr. Angela Klöhn
Calypso by the Sea, by Harriet Adie (b. 1980)
About Harp Ensemble
Directed by Jenny DeRoche Christian, the WYSO Harp Ensemble has two components: orchestral playing and participation in the ensemble. Students develop orchestral skills through individual and small group coaching, orchestra rehearsals, and performances. Additionally, the harp ensemble offers students the opportunity to learn chamber music skills.
Opus One Orchestra
Steve Kurr, Conductor
Dragon Dances, by Soon Hee Newbold (ASCAP) (b. 1974)
Alley Cat, by Frank Björn (1924-2020), Arr. John Caponegro
Little Turtle Dove, English Folk Song, Arr. Carrie Lane Gruselle (ASCAP)
The World Premiere of The String Safari Suite, by Steve Kurr (b. 1968), 1. The Cheetah-llegro molto, 2. The Hippo-pizzacato-mus, 3. The Rhin-arco-seros, 4. The Ze-bratsche Cha Cha, 5. The Gnu World Symphony, 6. Giraf-fiddlin’ Around
About Opus One Orchestra
In order to meet the needs of young string players and to provide an introductory ensemble experience, Opus One was formed in 2016. Conducted by Steve Kurr, this orchestra has a strong emphasis on technique, and incorporates string instrument fundamentals as well as ensembles skills. The opportunity to play in Opus One is valuable to all young musicians who are at the early stages of string instrument studies.