Photos and videos from the February rehearsals and concert at Acadia are online now. Working on the pre-show percussion ensemble video, too.
WordPress, our website development tool, recently went through a major upgrade and we have noticed a substantial increase in bogus international attempts to register on the site or to access its data. There have been about 1,000 such attempts in the past week alone, all stopped by our suite of security software.
Usually, intruders want to access financial information – credit cards and such, which are not kept on this website – or to access the server and use it to send spam e-mail. Our server stats show no indication that this has happened.
To err on the side of caution, all new NSYWE website registration requests will be denied. The final two rehearsal and concert weekends are fast approaching so it is unlikely that we will take on any new members now.
We may implement a more robust registration process, probably over the summer.
We’re getting ready for NSYWE’s winter season.
Dr. Hopkins is choosing the Winter 2019 music; you will receive an e-mail when the new music is posted on this website.
As well, we are getting ready for the 2019-2020 season auditions. We will start accepting auditions soon after our February concert. This way, you will know much sooner if you have been accepted into the ensemble.
There’s been a change in the saxophone section – Keigan Allen is now on baritone sax; Sam Johnston has moved to the alto.
The website is getting a slight makeover, too. The posts section – this section – has been edited; a lot of early posts that were no longer current have been removed. Most of the unused forums have been removed; we’ll decide on the remaining two – carpooling and general news – over the summer. Some of the tour-specific content has been removed, too.
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..