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The Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestras make possible a unique performance opportunity for talented young Western New York musicians. The GBYO and GBYSO offer these musicians a chance to experience the discipline and rewards of preparing and performing advanced repertoires; the Foundation exists to facilitate this experience for young people.
The Foundation expects each student musician's continued participation in other music programs, especially school orchestras and ensembles, as these programs are a vital component to the success and quality of the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestras and the cultural life of the community.
GBYO Announces New Conductors for 2016-17 Season
The Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra announces the appointment of Ansgarius Aylward as its Music Director for the 2016-17 season. "We're so pleased that Ansgar has agreed to serve as our Music Director," said GBYO President Chris Malof. "Not only is he an extraordinary musician, but he is a gifted teacher for our students, as well. We're excited about what Ansgar will bring to our orchestra."
Mr. Aylward replaces Stefan Sanders, who served as Music Director last season. "We thank Stefan for his dedication and service, and we wish him the very best in his already-distinguished career," Mr. Malof said.
In addition, the GBYO announces that Mrs. Lynne Ruda will succeed Dennis Lell as Conductor of the Greater Buffalo Youth String Orchestra. "Lynne is a talented music educator," said GBYO Executive Director Janice Jones. "She will be an excellent conductor for our young string students."
2016-2017 CONCERT SEASON:
GBYO - Nov.6 2016 - Lippes Hall, U.B., 3pm
*Feb. 12 ,2017 - Lippes Hall, U.B., 3pm
**May 14, 2017 - Lippes Hall,U.B., 3pm.
BPO side-by-side - March 29th, Kleinhans Music Hall,7:30pm.
GBYSO - Nov.14, 2016 - St. Gregory's R.C., Maple Ave., Williamsville, 7:30pm
Feb.6, 2017 - United Universalist Church, Main St., Williamsville, 7:30pm
May 8, 2017 - Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Main St., Buffalo, 7:30pm.
Rehearsals for GBYO and GBYSO will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, Saratoga and Harlem, Amherst.
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