24 February 2021

Concert Dress and Such

Hello! Last email about the concert this weekend. 

Concert Dress - this includes section specialists
  • Boys: Black slacks, socks, and shoes. White dress shirt. Tie (no loud or bright colors, but doesn't have to be black).
  • Girls: Black skirt/slacks, socks/tights, and shoes. White blouse or dress shirt.
Concert Details
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM (ending about 4:45 PM)
Location: Mount Logan Middle School, 875 N 200 E, Logan, UT 84321

Concert Schedule
Setup (anyone is welcome to come, Julie would appreciate the help): 11:00 AM
NUYCO On Stage Rehearsal Call Time: 1:30 (1:45 at the very latest)
NUYCO On Stage Rehearsal: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Volunteer Check-in and Ushers Arrive: 2:15 PM
Audience Seating Begins: 2:30 PM
Call Time for the Concert Performers: 3:00 PM
CONCERT: 3:30 PM

See you on Saturday! 

  
-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

22 February 2021

Concert Reminder! NUYS (&NUYCO)

Hello families! Quick reminder about the concert this Saturday. Thank you to those who have registered! Each family may have four spectators.

If you have yet to register, please do so now! Here's the link.

I've counted. We are missing 8 registrations. I can't reply on requests for extra people until you all register! If you do not have any spectators, please fill it out and select "0" as the number so that we know you've responded and can give your seats to other families. Thanks!

We need one more auditorium usher and two cleanup crew people. Sign up here! 

Here's the link to the press release! It includes information about both performing groups, a bio about the NUYS soloist, Talmage Kay, and a picture with him, his viola, and his parrot! Check it out.

Concert details
Date: Saturday, 27 February 2021
Time: 3:30 pm (ending time - about 4:45 pm)
Location: Mount Logan Middle School, 875 N 200 E, Logan UT 84321

Schedule for the day:
Setup: 11:00 am
NUYS On-Stage Rehearsal: 11:30 am to about 1:45 pm
NUYCO On-Stage Rehearsal: 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Volunteer check-in & ushers arrive 2:15 pm
Audience seating begins: 2:30 pm
Call time for the concert: 3:00 pm
CONCERT: 3:30 pm

See you on Saturday!
Julie 🎶

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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

Concert This Week! NUYCO (& NUYS)

Hello families! Quick reminder about the concert this Saturday. Thank you to those who have registered! Each family may have four spectators. 

If you have yet to register, please do so now! Here's the link. 

If you do not have any spectators, please fill it out and select "0" as the number so that we know you've responded and can give your seats to other families. Thanks!

Concert Details
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM (ending about 4:45 PM)
Location: Mount Logan Middle School, 875 N 200 E, Logan, UT 84321

Concert Schedule
Setup (anyone is welcome to come, Julie would appreciate the help): 11:00 AM
NUYCO On Stage Rehearsal Call Time: 1:30 (1:45 at the very latest)
NUYCO On Stage Rehearsal: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Volunteer Check-in and Ushers Arrive: 2:15 PM
Audience Seating Begins: 2:30 PM
Call Time for the Concert Performers: 3:00 PM
CONCERT: 3:30 PM

We need one more auditorium usher and two cleanup crew people. Sign up here! Over half of the current volunteers are from NUYCO, which is super awesome! I told the NUYS manager and she said, "I hope your NUYCO parents become NUYS parents!" Thanks for stepping up here. We sure appreciate it.

Here's the link to the press release! It includes information about both performing groups, a bio about the NUYS soloist, Talmage Kay, and a picture with him, his viola, and his parrot! Check it out.

See you on Saturday!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

19 February 2021

Press Release: Northern Utah Youth Symphony in Concert

The Northern Utah Youth Symphony and Chamber Orchestra will present their second concert of the year Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 3:30 pm in the Mount Logan Middle School auditorium. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seat reservations are only available through members of the orchestras. Admission is free, thanks to our sponsors. 

The Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Nathan West, will open the concert with arrangements of Dvorak's Slavonic Dance No 8 from his opus 46, Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer, and Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien. 

The Northern Utah Youth Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Conrad Dunn, will then take the stage with some meaty classics. They will begin with Dvorak's Slavonic Dances no. 5, 6, & 7 from his opus 72, followed by Ernest Bloch's Rhapsodie from his Suite Hebraique for solo viola and orchestra, featuring Talmage Kay on viola. Then they will perform Brahms' Academic Festival Overture, and Del Borgo's Aboriginal Rituals. 


Featured Soloist:
Talmage Kay was enthralled with the violin at age two, and vowed to learn a string instrument. He reluctantly excelled on the piano beginning at age five, and was finally able to touch a violin on his 8th birthday. From 3rd to 5th grade, he played in two beginning orchestras, and took private lessons. In 6th grade, while listening to the differing musical parts, he loved the rich harmonies of the viola. Playing the viola has taught him of musical complexity and the importance of teamwork throughout the symphonic sections.

He is a senior at Green Canyon High School, and will be going to BYU-Idaho to study Computer Science and play in their ensembles.  Among his favorite composers are Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Handel, Suk, Bloch, Vivaldi, Bach, and of course, himself. He enjoys creating music and computer programs, sometimes doing both at the same time. He has played under the direction of Conrad Dunn for 9 years, and has taken part of the Northern Utah Youth Symphony for 5 years. He has performed in two of his school musicals: Aida and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and played in the Cache Symphony Orchestra under Mark Emile.

He would like to thank Jen Sova, his first violin teacher who happened to be a viola player; Carolyn Larson, who showed him how nice the piano harmony with the violin could be; Jayme McKenna, his current private teacher for the last 5 years who has done a great job pushing him to take opportunities given to him; Patrick Clark, his school orchestra director who puts Talmage in his place as a violist; Julie, who pretty much runs the whole symphony show and keeps his section's fingerings in check; his viola, who has been with him through many scary auditions and performances; Adam Day, his luthier of nine years; Ryan Scott, his accompanist for 4 years (since Ryan was 13) who has fixed innumerable problems in performances without anyone knowing; Paula Scott, Ryan's "Julie" (mom) and page turner; Talmage's family, who have supported him through the ups and downs of playing an instrument putting up with the early morning and late night practices; and his parrot, Cooper, who loves to sing along with the music in the house.

Sponsors:
Northern Utah Youth Symphony is a project of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society (a non-profit organization), which is supported by the George S and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, Utah Arts and Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts; as well as local sponsors: Curtis Financial and Tax Management, Inc., Dr. W Clark Andersen of Edge Orthodontics, Aaron F Gardner of Brain Train Utah, Dr LaMar Johnson of PetsFirst! Wellness Center, and Grover Wilhelmsen of Classical Strings.

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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

18 February 2021

For this Saturday - NUYS

Please refer to the info sent out Monday and GET YOUR GUESTS REGISTERED. Yes. I was just yelling. ;) If you have no guests you still have to register. :)

Thanks....

For this Saturday, we are planning the following:
8:00 Doors Unlock - Help appreciated
8:20 Prepare for sectionals
8:30 Sectionals for just a half hour
Strings in the Gym
Woodwinds and Brass where they normally go
9:00 Full Orchestra
Same order as before - Dvorak, Brahms, Rituals, and Talmage's piece.
Harp, expect to come the last half hour

Yes there is snow in the forecast this Saturday. Pray it doesn't cancel our rehearsal or our concert next week might be in trouble! 

If you're curious, the music order for the concert is Dvorak, Bloch, Brahms, Aboriginal Rituals

Thanks, everyone! For everything! 

Reply if you have questions!

Sorry for so many emails.....

Julie


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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

15 February 2021

Concert: Audience Registration Drive and other info

Greetings!
It's time to register our audience! Please read this whole email, and contact me if you have any questions, and get your guests to fill out the form. I've heard other groups could only have 2 spectators, so the fact that we are doing 4 is pretty cool. 

Please note this is 4 spectators PER FAMILY and not PER PERFORMER. The auditorium is smaller than our previous venue, so this is the best solution I could come up with. Thank you! 

Concert details
Date: Saturday, 27 February 2021
Time: 3:30 pm (ending time - about 4:45 pm)
Location: Mount Logan Middle School, 875 N 200 E, Logan UT 84321

Schedule for the day:
Setup: 11:00 am
NUYS On-Stage Rehearsal: 11:30 am to about 1:45 pm
NUYCO On-Stage Rehearsal: 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Volunteer check-in & ushers arrive 2:15 pm
Audience seating begins: 2:30 pm
Call time for the concert: 3:00 pm
CONCERT: 3:30 pm

Audience registration: 
The audience will be pre-registered in groups of up to 4 people. Each family may have 4 seats with an option to request more seats in the comments (this is a change from last time when we said each performer). We will let you know the week of the concert if the extra seats you requested will be available to you.

If a family has no spectators coming to the concert, we still need you to fill out the form and choose "0" for your number. Then we know you have responded and that your seats are available for others. That was a missing aspect of our registration last time. Thank you for your cooperation! You are wonderful!


Volunteers:
You can volunteer to check in the audience, usher (and mark the map), and also to clean up, at this volunteer spreadsheet link

Thank you in advance for your kind assistance. 

Please let me know if you have questions. If you have a question, others probably have that question too. 🎵

Thanks!
Julie


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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

13 February 2021

NUYCO - Concert Announcements

Hello! I've tried to reduce the number of emails lately, but now we are nearing a concert! Prepare for a few emails in the next couple of weeks. :)

We will start the audience registration project on Monday, so watch for that.

We are considering setting the concert time on February 27 at Mount Logan Middle School for 3:30 PM. If you have an insurmountable issue with that time, PLEASE let me know TODAY. Hypothetically, that would put the NUYCO stage rehearsal time from 2-3. 

Thanks!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

NUYCO - Rehearsal Today - Be Safe

Yes, we are having rehearsal today. But please be safe and cautious in coming! If you don't feel safe driving, don't come. Or come late. *Please* let me know if you will not be coming, so we don't worry about you. We will end the rehearsal early if we need to, and will keep you updated.

Thanks! If you won't be coming, fill out the attendance form at the bottom of the email or just call or text me. 435-452-8173.

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

NUYS - Today's Rehearsal is on - with caution

We have decided to go ahead with rehearsal today, despite the forecast, especially since conditions are favorable at this time. Please give yourself extra time, and watch out if you are driving Sardine, especially at the summit. We will monitor conditions throughout the rehearsal and possibly send you home early.

See you soon! Use the attendance form or just text me if you need to communicate. 435.740.4335. Attendance Form

:)
Julie

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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

12 February 2021

Yes! We have Rehearsal... and other Announcements - NUYS

Greetings!

Yes! We have rehearsal tomorrow morning. My apologies for the delay getting this email out, especially on a holiday weekend.

We will start our audience registration drive this MONDAY, so watch for that info in your email. Still working on numbers, but getting close....

We are considering setting the concert time on Feb 27 at Mount Logan Middle School for 3:30 pm.  Reply to this email immediately if you have a problem with that time. It would put our setup at 11:00, Rehearsal 11:30 to 1:45, NUYCO rehearsal 2 to 3, and the concert at 3:30. THIS IS STILL HYPOTHETICAL. Please contact me if you have an insurmountable issue with this, especially if you can't make the concert. (We could potentially set it later, but we are already aware of issues that preclude its being earlier.)

Tomorrow's rehearsal
8:00 am ~ Doors Unlock, come help set up!
8:20 am ~ Set up for sectionals and warm up
8:30 am ~ Go straight to sectionals
Woodwinds and Brass, to their normal spaces
Violin 1 in the stage area
Violin 2 in the area across from the Woodwinds (Northwest)
Viola in the (you guessed it) entrance hallway
Cellos in the Gym
Bass with cellos or on your own
Strings: You may be called back earlier than 9:30, but plan to spend the whole hour. Come with questions, and be bold - ask for fingerings!
9:30 am Full Orchestra - probably in this order: 
Dvorak
Brahms
Del Borgo
Bloch (at 10:30 for the Rose the harpist)

Okay, folks! Let's take this by storm! (BTW we are aware of the weather as well, so watch for announcements).

As usual, if you are sick with anything, or quarantined, stay home! Use the attendance form to keep me sane. Because you like me, right?

Blessings,
Julie

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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director