2014 MCYO Concerto Competition Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Janie Shih on winning this year’s MCYO Concerto Competition! Janie is from Clarksville, MD and is a senior at the River Hill High School in Howard County. She has studied at Peabody Preparatory Institute since age of 6 and plans to major in music in college. Her teachers include Alison Wells, Daniel Levitov…

May Upbeat! Conductors’ Notes

Articles by: Young Artists – MaryAnn Poling Symphony – Kristofer Sanz Chamber Orchestra – Julie Savignon Philharmonic – David Levin Young Artists – MaryAnn Poling This spring the Young Artists will be playing a piece by a living composer—not just any living composer, Montgomery County’s own Joseph Jay MacIntyre.  In fact, the YA had the…

Netherlands/Belgium: Pictures and Videos

We’ll keep updating our photostream with picture of the tour as we receive more and also as we download them. You can find the pictures at our Flickr Photostream Also here are some videos from our chaperone: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4 Video 5 Video 6 Video 7 Thank you!!!!

Netherlands/Belgium Tour: Finale

Sorry we couldn’t update the last few days at the tour. Day 5 was our venture into Belgium. Our first stop was Brussels. We saw all the Belgium trademark windmills as we entered the city. Once we arrived, we passed the Don Quixote monument and entered the Grande Place. Many buildings of this square were…

Day 3/4

Day 3 was really interesting with some really fun stuff. On the way to Amsterdam, we stopped at Ypenburg to meet with Theo Jansen, who is famous for this Straanbeests. These are amazing “animals” made from pipes and joints, and they are able to move on their own just by the power of wind. Take…

Tour Day 2

After a great night of sleep, we start off Day 2 with pretty awesome breakfast! Must tell you, this hotel has been pretty awesome… except for the slow wifi. 🙂 First thing in the morning, we took a venture into the St. Pietersburg Caves. Learned a lot about history of the limestone mine and experienced…

Arrival at Belgium/Netherlands!

We’ve arrived safely at Brussels airport this morning! (Early early morning…) And are just receiving words about the snow in DC, hope everyone is doing okay back in the States. We bused to Maastricht and began our venture in this beautiful city. Most of us our running on 20-30 hours without real/good sleep, but definitely…

March 6th Concert Re-scheduling

We have been able to re-schedule the March 6th concert to Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30PM at Churchill High School. March 6th Strathmore tickets are transferable and also tickets will be sold at the door. (Cash/Check ONLY) Direction to Churchill HS We are very sorry for any inconvenience. Please contact us for more information. Email…

BSO and NSO Concertmasters Perform at Strathmore

FIRST TIME EVER ON ANY STAGE: JONATHAN CARNEY AND NURIT BAR-JOSEF Performing with The Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cheryl Jukes (301)581-5208 cheryl@mcyo.org November 27, 2012 – N. Bethesda, MD – Two renowned concertmasters from two great neighboring orchestras meet on stage for the first time on: Sunday, December 9 at 7…