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Youth orchestra moves into new rehearsal space

Helen Cha-Pyo, music director and conductor for the Empire State Youth Orchestra rehearse Tuesday in their new venue at Brown School on Corlaer Avenue in Schenectady.
Helen Cha-Pyo, music director and conductor for the Empire State Youth Orchestra rehearse Tuesday in their new venue at Brown School on Corlaer Avenue in Schenectady.
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Advanced young musicians throughout the Capital Region will now come to Schenectady for rehearsal with the Empire State Youth Orchestras. The orchestras used to rehearse at the Albany Academies, but that school could no longer offer rehearsal rooms, interim Executive Director Sara Torrey said. “They needed the space,” she said. Luckily, an ESYO board member is the head of Brown School. Her trustees enthusiastically agreed to donate space to the orchestras. It’s a big commitment. ...


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SaraTorrey
September 4, 2013
10:13 a.m.

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Just to clarify - 1/ on Oct. 23, ESYO's Youth Orchestra, led by Music Director and Conductor Helen Cha-Pyo, gives two performances: a Young People's Concert in the morning for school children in the region (nominal per student fee) and a FREE concert at 1:00 pm for senior citizens. 2/ ESYO actually has nine performing groups including the two orchestras that are rehearsing at Brown School. The other ensembles: two jazz groups, a wind orchestra, a string ensemble, and three percussion groups. PLUS a program of free lessons on string and brass instruments for inner-city youth in middle schools in Albany and Schenectady. More info at www.esyo.org.

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