With the exception of the venue for the final weekend rehearsals and concert in 2020, we’ve announced our dates and locations for the coming season.
The audition review continues; you should se something in your e-mail within a week or so.
We’re going to have a guest conductor for our first concert; more details to come soon.
The deadline for auditions has come and gone; we received 55 auditions:
- Five alto saxes
- One bari sax
- Three bass clarinets
- Three bassoons
- Six clarinets
- Two euphoniums
- Ten flutes
- Four French horns
- One oboe
- Three percussion
- Three tenor saxes
- Four trombones
- Six trumpets
- Four tubas
The auditions have been shared with our reviewing team, which meets on June 8 to discuss the auditions.
The reviewing team may extend invitations to other qualified musicians to audition and/or attend boot camp if we need more players. We’ve done that in the past and it’s worked to everyone’s advantage.
We’re looking forward to another successful season in 2019-2020 and we hope you will be a part of it.
Audition music is now online; auditions close at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Don’t wait until the last minute… Start preparing for your auditions now.
NSYWE clarinetist Lucas March will perform with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra on Nov. 24 and 25, in Lunenburg and Halifax, respectively.
Lucas, who hails from New Glasgow, was the featured soloist in NSYWE’s fall concerts this year, and is the most recent NS Talent Trust scholarship recipient.
“I wish to thank every supporter of young musicians like me because it encourages me to continue to strive and expand my craft. Being a musician can be extremely expensive. If it weren’t for the generous support of family, friends, community partners, and organizations like the Nova Scotia Talent Trust, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do.
“I hope to inspire other music students in my community and in the province.”
On the program:
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1
Béla Bartók: Violin Duos
Bedřich Smetana: Vltava (Die Moldau)
Johann Strauss: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
When and where:
Saturday, November 24, 2018, 7:00 pm
St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg
Sunday, November 25, 2018, 7:00 pm
St. Andrew’s United Church, Halifax
Please apply to join the NSYWE, then register on this website.
Please remember: The e-mail address you use to register for the NSYWE website must match the e-mail address on your NSYWE application. We will reject registrations that do not match with the e-mail address you provide in your NSYWE application, the e-mail address of a parent or guardian you include in your application..
We just added a Frequently Asked Questions page to the website, under Join NSYWE on the menu.
The FAQ answers questions about the season fee, available financial assistance, travelling to rehearsals and concerts and other need to know stuff.
Check it out.