GWYOA Spring Gala Concert

INFORMATION PACKET

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 1:30 pm

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center

70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

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Click here for Mandatory Bus Intent form

CONTENTS:

Message from the GWYOA Board of Directors

Ticket Information and Performance Schedule

Concert Attire Requirements

Bus Information and Schedule

David Geffen Hall House Rules and Dismissal Procedure

Miscellaneous Information

Message from the GWYOA Board of Directors

GWYOA Musicians,

The GWYOA has had another wonderful year culminating in this final concert at David Geffen Hall. Once again, you all have outdone yourselves in your performances, behavior, and commitment to the GWYOA. We hope you are all excited to be performing on the stage of such a prestigious concert hall.

We are very proud of your hard work and accomplishments this past season. We hope that you have had an exciting and productive year with the GWYOA and that you are looking forward to expanding your orchestral horizons with us in the future. If you are graduating, we wish you the best of luck and continued success in all your future endeavors that hopefully will include orchestral music.

All of you are representing the best of Westchester County and beyond. Your exemplary behavior at David Geffen Hall will continue to reflect positively on the GWYOA, your families, your private teachers, and your schools. Thank you for your outstanding performances and commitment. The GWYOA would not exist without you! And that goes for all those parents, teachers, and schools as well!

Congratulations and Best of Luck,

Board of Directors Greater Westchester Youth Orchestras Association

Ticket Information

The GWYOA Spring Gala Concert will be held on:

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 1:30 pm

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center

70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Tickets will ONLY be available through the following sources starting March 28, 2018:

  • Online at www.lincolncenter.org
  • By phone at CenterCharge at 212-721-6500
  • In person at the David Geffen Hall box office (Info: 212-875-5030)

Tickets: All seats are $42.00. Seating is “General Admission” (no assigned seats) on the orchestra level. Please note that David Geffen Hall adds a $3.50 facility fee to the ticket price. They may also add a service fee for online and phone orders.

Please be advised that the GWYOA and David Geffen Hall are not responsible for lost or misplaced tickets. Tickets are non-refundable.

You DO NOT need to purchase a ticket for your GWYOA student. The GWYOA will provide a ticket for each member that is staying for the rest of the concert after their performance. In that case, you DO need to save a seat, with your family, for your orchestra member.

See the David Geffen Hall website for information on parking and disabled access: www.lincolncenter.org

GWYOA Spring Gala Performance Schedule

Saturday, April 28, 2018

David Geffen Hall Opens: 1:15 pm

The Westchester Elementary Strings: 1:30 pm

The Westchester Junior Strings: 2:15 pm*

The Westchester Youth Symphony: 3:00 pm*

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* Anticipated starting time, performances will NOT begin earlier.

Concert Attire Requirements

Parents: Please look closely at the requirements below. Any musician not in required attire will not be permitted to go on stage. Thank you.

ELEMENTARY STRINGS:

Black or navy pants, black socks and shoes, white shirt with conservative, straight tie, and black jacket.

Shirt must be tucked inside pants.

OR: All white blouse, black shoes, black skirt (knee length or longer).

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

JUNIOR STRINGS and YOUTH SYMPHONY:

Black suit (or black jacket/ trousers), white button-down shirt, long tie (doesn't need to be black), black socks and black shoes.

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.

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

All musicians should arrive at the buses in full concert dress.

Bus Information

It is STRONGLY PREFERRED that your child ride the bus from WCC to David Geffen Hall the morning of April 28th. Please go to the GWYOA website and complete the Mandatory Bus Intent form (link below).

If it is necessary that your child NOT ride the bus, YOU MUST notify your conductor/parent liaison using the Mandatory Bus Intent form:

Mandatory Bus Intent form

All musicians must check in with security at the stage door entrance at 132 W. 65th St, New York, NY 10023 (right side of 65th just before Broadway)

The GWYOA will NOT provide transportation back to Westchester from David Geffen Hall.

Do NOT bring music stands.

BRING music folders. They will be collected after your performance.

BRING a bag lunch and drink. Please send only re-closable drinks. You might also want to send an extra bottle of water.

Put your name on ALL of your belongings.

Bus Schedule to David Geffen Hall

Saturday, April 28, 2018

It is imperative that all musicians arrive ON TIME at WCC for the trip to David Geffen Hall! We will be on a tight schedule.

All musicians report to WCC Parking Lot #4

In case of an EMERGENCY on the morning of April 28th and you are unable to report to your bus, please contact your orchestra conductor, parent liaison or chaperone ASAP from the list below. Make sure you have received an acknowledgement if you are sending a text or email.

YOUTH SYMPHONY: Buses 1, 2 & 3

Report to WCC: 8:20 am

Buses leave WCC: 8:45 am

Arrive at David Geffen Hall: 10:00 am

Sound Check: 10:30 am

Lunch: 12:00 pm

Perform: 3:00 pm*


YOUTH SYMPHONY:

Conductor: Vincent Lionti - m) 914-924-3009, vincent.lionti@gwyoa.org

Parent Liaison: Sara Langbert - m) 914-482-0220, sara.langbert@gwyoa.org

Chaperone: Michele Rafferty - m) 914-309-9171, msmichelerafferty@gmail.com


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* Anticipated starting time, performances will NOT begin earlier.

JUNIOR STRINGS: Buses 4 & 5

Report to WCC: 9:20 am

Buses leave WCC: 9:45 am

Arrive at David Geffen Hall: 11:00 am

Sound Check: 11:30 am

Lunch/tuning: 12:30 pm

Perform: 2:15 pm*

JUNIOR STRINGS:

Conductor: Jacqueline Stern - m) 201-294-3276, jacqueline.stern@gwyoa.org

Parent Liaison: Robert Capurso - m) 914-482-0220, bobcapurso@gmail.com

Chaperone: Karolina Feldman - m) 646-595-6175, ecocasa@mail.com


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* Anticipated starting time, performances will NOT begin earlier.

ELEMENTARY STRINGS: Bus 6 (overflow to buses 4 & 5)

Report to WCC: 9:20 am

Bus leaves WCC: 9:45 am

Arrive at David Geffen Hall: 11:00 am

Lunch/Tuning: 11:30 am

Sound check: 12:15 pm

Perform: 1:30 pm



ELEMENTARY STRINGS:

Conductor: Bernard Klinger - m) 914-374-9848, edaklinger@gmail.com

Parent Liaison: David Wentworth - m) 917-226-4838, david.wentworth@gwyoa.org

Chaperone: Liz Yamamoto - m) 845-270-8419, liz.yamamoto@abc.com

David Geffen Hall House Rules

  • There is NO photography or video or audio recording allowed in David Geffen Hall.
  • NO parents or families are permitted backstage or in green rooms.
  • Only chaperones, Board Members, and approved personnel are allowed backstage and only if your name is on the approved security list.
  • Please do not try to go backstage…you will NOT be allowed!
  • Musicians will need a ticket to enter the hall after their performance. The GWYOA will provide these tickets to musicians as they are released to parents. See Dismissal Procedure below.
  • Parents should save a seat for their musician in the hall.
  • Late arrivals to the concert will be seated by the ushers when there is an appropriate break in the program.
  • No children under 5 years old are allowed in the hall.
  • David Geffen Hall will open for seating at 1:15 pm.
  • Please be advised that because of security concerns, no musicians will be allowed to exit David Geffen Hall for any reason once the buses have arrived and all musicians have been checked in. Security will have a checklist of all musicians, chaperones, and board members. If you are not on the list, you will not be allowed backstage.

Dismissal Procedure

ELEMENTARY STRINGS:

A parent/guardian must pick up their orchestra member(s) immediately after their performance in the hallway to the left of David Geffen Hall (the “GREEN ROOM”). Musicians with a bass or cello who are staying for the rest of the concert can leave their instruments in the "Green Room" area until after the concert.

JUNIOR STRINGS:

A parent/guardian can meet their orchestra member(s) immediately after their performance in hallway to the left of David Geffen Hall (the "GREEN ROOM"). Musicians with a bass or cello who are staying for the rest of the concert can leave their instruments in the "Green Room" area until after the concert.

YOUTH SYMPHONY:

Members are dismissed after their performance. Please arrange to meet your Youth Symphony musician in the lobby in front of the TICKET SALES area after he/she has retrieved his/her belongings from the warm-up room. Musicians are the responsibility of the parent once they have been released.

Parents: Please do NOT try to go backstage to get your child. Security will not allow you backstage. Also, please be patient! It takes several minutes for the kids to get off stage, get to their warm-up room, pack up, and be escorted to the meeting place.

Miscellaneous Information

Dining Information for Orchestra Members:

All Elementary, Junior Strings and Youth Symphony members and their chaperones should bring a bag lunch and drink. Please send only re-closable drinks. You might also want to send an extra bottle of water. Please remember that no musicians will be allowed to exit David Geffen Hall for any reason once they have been checked in.

Photo Opportunities:

Although there is no photography or video allowed inside David Geffen Hall, after the concert, taking photos of your musicians on the grounds of Lincoln Center will be worthwhile. One of the large 40” x 80” glass cases in front of Lincoln Center will be displaying their concert poster, plus the illuminated steps display the concert information.