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The GWYOA announces the creation of the Lynn Kraut Scholarship Fund
Lynn Kraut will be retiring in the Spring of 2020 after 20+ years as Music and Orchestra teacher for the Rye Middle and High schools. A beloved fixture in the community, she has impacted countless musicians, students, and their families.
Her wish is to continue nurturing young musicians by allowing them music advancement opportunities. Please consider a donation to the GWYOA in her name that will serve this purpose.
Thank you for your donation!
Abby's Little Shop
The Ahrens Family
The Bagley Family
The Brook Family
The Bucalo Family
Noreen Childs - Good luck~Rye students will miss you!
Emma and Zoe Dempster
The Felshman Family
Rosario Benavides Gallagher and Stephen Gallagher parents of Clara Gallagher - Thankful for the music that has enriched all of us.
From Cian & Conor Galligan
The Gordon Family
The Komarov Family
The Lien Family
Audrey O'Connell - Enjoy your well-deserved retirement Ms. Kraut!
The Rotondo Family
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The Greater Westchester Youth Orchestras Association, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, greatly appreciates donations of any amount.
Your donation provides funds for need based tuition assistance, giving young musicians the opportunity through classical music training in an ensemble, to receive an excellent grounding in collaboration, the ability to boost self-esteem, and helps foster an open-mindedness about our ethnically diverse community, worlds and traditions.
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$100 Friend - Friends are mentioned in our Spring Gala Concert, Lincoln Center Playbill program.
$200 Donor - Donors are mentioned and receive a complimentary family tribute in our Spring Gala Concert, Lincoln Center Playbill program.
$300 Sponsor - Sponsors receive a complimentary ticket to our Spring Gala Concert, David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. Are mentioned and receive a complimentary family tribute in our Spring Gala Concert, Lincoln Center Playbill program.
$500 Patron - Patrons receive two complimentary tickets to our Spring Gala Concert, David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. Are mentioned and receive a complimentary family tribute in our Spring Gala Concert, Lincoln Center Playbill program.
$750 Benefactor - Benefactors receive three complimentary tickets to our Spring Gala Concert, David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. Are mentioned and receive a complimentary family tribute in our Spring Gala Concert, Lincoln Center Playbill program.
$1000 Principal Player - Principal Players receive four complimentary tickets to our Spring Gala Concert, David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. Are mentioned and receive a complimentary family tribute in our Spring Gala Concert, Lincoln Center Playbill program.
$1500 Conductor’s Circle - Conductor’s Circle members receive six complimentary tickets to our Spring Gala Concert, David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. Are mentioned and receive a complimentary family tribute in our Spring Gala Concert, Lincoln Center Playbill program.
Thank you for supporting the Greater Westchester Youth Orchestras Association!
The GWYOA appreciates the support of our 2018–2019 financial donors
Sara Langbert and Tom Donofrio
Tina Moon-Lee and Don Lee
Mr. Paul Kaminski and Mrs. Katharina Plath-Nourry
Maria and William Pence
William Zhou and Family
Wahiba Sebbane Benslimane
Drs Sandra Demaria and Yuri Bushkin
John and Judie Cho
Poonam Arora and Arvind Kumar
The Chung Family
Kristine and Joshua Fenton
Dr. Susie Cheng-Lee and Chester Lee
The Loges Family
DioGuardi and Murdock CPAs PLLC
Suzie Hahn and Michael Pascutti
Mr. Kenneth Silverman and Ms. Carin Khatchikian
Suzette and Jeffrey Vitale
The Berg Family
David Chong and Susan Lee-Chong
Amy and Cyrus Driver
Lina and Vincent Graci
The Liao Family
Ms. Chung-Yu Wong
Liz Yamamoto and David Wentworth
Thank you to GWYOA for enriching the lives of so many children by giving them the opportunity to build connections with each other to combine their ability to create something beautiful. So proud to be part of this wonderful organization and such dedicated volunteers.
— The Moon-Lee Family
The family of Eric and Anna Langbert thank all the conductors, board members and fellow musicians for the many years of great music. We will miss you.
— The Langbert Family
Dear Maestri Lionti, thank you for a grand experience for our darling daughter. Rosa Sofia—you make the world sing and our hearts too ... we are so proud of you and thank you for the music you have given us since you were born!
— Your proud family
Dear Larisa, we are very proud of you and really enjoyed the concerts of the Youth Symphony! Bravo to all young GWYOA musicians and a special thanks to Vincent and Victor Lionti for providing such wonderful opportunity to the kids!
— The Bushkin Family
Emma, congratulations on your last GWYOA concert. We are so proud of you and all that you've accomplished! Seems like only yesterday you were learning Twinkle Twinkle on a 1/4 violin. Can't wait to see what you do next!
— Love, Mom, Dad, and Claire
Congratulations, Charlotte! We're so proud of your musical accomplishments, including all your GWYOA seasons, and excited to see what you do next. Good luck!
— D, M, & A
Thank you to Conductor Klinger, Conductor Stern, and Conductors Lionetti and Lionetti for all that you do for all the musicians today and throughout the year.
— The Vitale Family
You make us smile every day, Vicky-Ticky-Toria. You are everything that is sunny and right in this world. We are so proud of you and your hard work and we love you to the moon and back. Keep being fabulous you! XOXOXO
— Mom, Dad, William, Stone, & Ginger
Congratulations to the musicians of the GWYOA Youth Symphony! For Bea and all the seniors, good luck as you move on to the next exciting chapters in your lives.
— Maria and Bill Pence
Lucas Lee, we are so happy to see you grow as a musician and perform as a HS junior at GWYOA. I hope you continue to enjoy playing different instruments and music throughout your life. Looking forward to more concerts with you playing French Horn!
— Mom, Dad, Evelyn, and Abigail
To Maestri Klinger, Stern, and Lionti: The young music community is so fortunate for your dedication, patience, hard work, and incomparable expertise. Thank you! To my students: Congratulations on all your accomplishments, and keep up the great work! Your music sounds heavenly to my ears!
— Jamie Geidel
Dear Ariana, we are very proud of you and really enjoyed the concerts of the Elementary Orchestra! Congratulations to all the young GWYOA musicians, and a special thanks to Mr. Klinger for providing such a wonderful opportunity to the kids, and helping them to learn and appreciate music!
— The Chung Family
Our boys, Jad and Rani, have enjoyed playing with the GWYOA. We are grateful to their amazing conductors, and all the volunteers who make it happen! Best regards.
— Wahiba & Alaa Benslimane
Dearest Justine, congratulations to you and all your fellow GWYOA friends on an amazing year! We are so proud of your hard work and musical and personal growth. Many thanks to Bernard Klinger and all the wonderful parents who made this incredible experience possible. Love,
— Mom, Dad, and Matthew
Congratulations to the GWYOA class of 2019! Well done! Thank you so much to the Conductors, Board members, parents, and peers! Your effort means so much to me! I have the warmest memories of my time in GWYOA! All the best in the years to come!
— William Zhou and Family
Dear Hannah, congratulations on your first year with the GWYOA orchestra! We are so proud of you! You'll never know dear how much we love you. Love,
— Mom, Dad, Sarah, and Abigail
Dear Scott, we are immensely proud of the young man you have become and how music is the heart and soul of who you are. Congratulations on your GWYOA experience as it will stay with you for the rest of your life! Always stay true to yourself! We love you,
— Mom, Dad, Daniel, and Nanny
Thank you to the GWYOA orchestras, the wonderful conductors and supportive community for an amazing 7 years! Wishing Chirag and all the graduating seniors the very best for the future.
— Poonam Arora and Arvind Kumar