GWYOA Winter Concert 2021

Sunday, December 12, 2021 - White Plains High School


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Concert Recordings:

Westchester Elementary Strings

Bernard Klinger, conductor

Echoes of Bartok, BELA BARTOCK, arr. by Walter Cummings

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Allegro Vivo, from Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 5, GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL, arr. by Tim McCarrick

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Hoedown Showdown, NERIDAH OOSTENBROEK

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Pizzicato Polka, JOHANN STRAUSS JR. and JOSEF STRAUSS, arr. by Robert D. McCashin

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Infernal Galop, from Orpheus in the Underworld, Act 2, JACQUES OFFENBACH, arr. by Steven Frackenpohl

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Westchester Junior Strings

Jacqueline Stern, conductor

Mannheim Sinfonia in A, JOHANN STAMITZ

Allegro assai

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Simple Symphony, BENJAMIN BRITTEN

Sentimental Sarabande / Frolicsome Finale

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Solace, SCOTT JOPLIN, arr. James Pekol

"A Mexican Serenade"

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Dances of Transylvania, BELA BARTOK

Dudasok (Bagpipers) / Medvetanz (Bear Dance) / Finale

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Suite for Strings, JOHN RUTTER

A-Roving

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Westchester Youth Symphony

Karelia Overture, Op. 10, JEAN SIBELIUS

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Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60, SERGEI PROKOFIEV

II. Romance / III. The Wedding / IV. Troika

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St. Louis Blues, W.C. HANDY, arr. Mike Lewis

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Symphony 9 in C Major, D. 944, "The Great", FRANZ SCHUBERT

I. Andante-Allegro ma non troppo-Piu moto

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Concert Photos - Courtesy of Fred Cabrera:

Westchester Elementary Strings - Arrival 12:00 pm*, Performance 1:00 pm

Westchester Junior Strings - Arrival 1:00 pm*, Performance 2:00 pm

Westchester Youth Symphony - Arrival 2:15 pm*, Performance 3:15 pm


* The times may change slightly, but will not be earlier than 12:00 pm


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Concert Attire - ES

Black or navy pants, black socks and shoes, white shirt with conservative, straight tie, and black jacket. Shirts must be tucked inside pants.

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All white blouses, black shoes, black bottoms (skirts must be knee length or longer).

Please note: Black leggings do not conform to this dress code. No athletic shoes/ sneakers.


Concert Attire - JS & YS

Black pants, black socks and shoes, white shirt with conservative, straight tie, and black jacket. Shirts must be tucked inside pants.

OR: Black dress (3/4 sleeved or longer). Dress must be mid-calf to floor length. Black hose, black shoes.

OR: Black skirt (mid-calf to floor length) and black blouse (3/4 sleeved or longer). Black hose, black shoes.

OR: Black concert trousers and black blouse (3/4 sleeved or longer). Black socks and black shoes.


Tickets

In order to expedite audience flow at the concert venue, we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance by:

1) submitting a Request Form

and

2) making your PayPal payment

  • Tickets cost $15 each. You only need to purchase (1) ticket for each guest for the entire concert. Musicians do not need a ticket to attend additional performance(s).

  • Tickets are first come first served. Make sure you complete your purchase by submitting the request form AND making your PayPal payment (make sure you note musicians name before checking out).

  • Purchased tickets will be available for pick-up at your designated musicians rehearsal check-in table beginning on Monday, November 22. Tickets not retrieved at rehearsals will be available at Will Call on the day of the concert (ticket table at the auditorium entrance).

  • Seating is general admission.

  • Additional tickets may be ordered by submitting the request form again and leaving a note in the Comments area, "additional tickets". Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the venue.


Masks and Distancing

Please wear a mask – all guests and musicians – at all times. (Brass & winds musicians may pull their masks down only while they are performing.)

Please maintain social distancing. Do not crowd while entering or exiting the auditorium. Leave a seat empty on either side of family parties.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

We strongly encourage the COVID-19 vaccination for all age-eligible students.


Performers:

We will collect proof of vaccination (2 shots of Pfizer/Moderna, 1 shot J&J) starting now for all students. Please email the photo or screenshot to the liaisons of your orchestra. On the day of the concert, temperatures will be taken at the door upon their arrival.

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For unvaccinated students, they will need proof of a negative test within 72 hours prior to the concert which also can be emailed to liaisons or presented at the concert. On the day of the concert, temperatures will be taken at the door upon their arrival.


Guests:

Proof of vaccination for audience members (2 shots of Pfizer/Moderna, 1 shot J&J) or proof of negative test within 72 hours will be collected at the admission doors prior to the concert, along with temperature checks.


Types of COVID-19 tests

Approved: NAAT (Nucleic Acid Amplification Test) tests

typically collected with a nasal or throat swab, or saliva

  • RT-PCR (Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction)

  • LAMP (Loop-mediated isothermal amplification)

  • TMA (Transcription mediated amplification)

  • NEAR (Nicking endonuclease amplification reaction)

Not approved: Antibody tests, at home self test kits


Please feel free to contact your orchestras liaisons with any questions.