Thank you to everyone who joined us for the concert and reception on March 14, 2019! It was an extraordinary evening and success. Our students performed music from Mission Impossible, The Postman with Jono Manson, Anchorman, Studio Ghibli, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and songs from Coco with Nacha Mendez. They had a wonderful time and so many audience members have sent me messages that they were simply blown away by the show, the performances and excellence, and the variety of music! An extra thank you to our staff, volunteers, parents, and both Jono Manson and Nacha Mendez for all of the heart and soul you gave to the event.
Our fundraising reception at Manitou Galleries was elegant and yummy. We enjoyed the jazz talents of Michael Burt, Jr, Milton Villarrubia, and Christopher Ishee holding down the groove while our Jazz Performance students jumped in with some impressive and swinging improvisation. The painted violins were a sight to behold and some lively bidding ensued. The limited edition guitar from Coco went to lucky winner Boris Maiorov!
Our fundraising goal for this evening’s event was $25,000 in honor of our 25th anniversary. With everything currently added in, our gross fundraising amount was $24,500. If you missed the chance to donate, and would like to jump in now to help us meet that goal, please click here!
The Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association presents Con Vivo! Free Family Chamber Music Outreach Concerts on April 7th at Santa Fe Public Library Main Branch 3-4PM and on April 13th 11am-noon at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.
Students ranging from middle school to high school ages are participants in our Con Vivo chamber music program. They will be performing and speaking to the public about their instruments and the pieces that they are working on, composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Astor Piazzolla, Joseph Haydn, Studio Ghibli, Claude Debussy. There will be time allotted for Q & A. All ages invited to attend! Our performing students are from public and private schools throughout Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, Albuquerque and Los Alamos.
The final Con Vivo concert of the season is May 11th, 5 P.M. at the San Miguel Mission in Santa Fe. Suggested donation: $10.
Photos from the Dec 16, 2018 Con Vivo Concert below by Joseph Ferrell.
The SFYSA's Third Annual Music for Everyone: Silverscreen 25th Anniversary Celebration is just around the corner! The 90-minute concert at the Lensic will feature performances by the Jazz, Mariachi, Orchestra ensembles, the Con Vivo program, an SFYSA staff ensemble, and special guests Nacha Mendez and Jono Manson. The concert is followed by a wine and dessert reception at Manitou Gallery on Palace Ave. Guests will enjoy music by Jazz Trio featuring Chris Ishee, Mike Burt, and Milton Villarubia. Guests will also have a chance to enter the raffle for the limited edition Coco guitar donated by Cordoba Guitars and finalize bids for the painted violin silent auction.
The nine painted violins from local, regional, and nationally-renowned artists are currently on display and open for early bidding at the Manitou Palace Ave Gallery (123 W. Palace Ave) and Nuart Gallery (670 Canyon Road).
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BC Nowlin, Carole Nowlin, Alvin Gill-Tapia, Fran Larsen, Leela Marcum, Mark Frossard, Jono Tew, Mariah Scee, and Scott Ritter donated their time and talents to create original works of art using retired, unplayable violins as their canvas.
You can bid early on these beautiful pieces at each gallery. All pieces will be sold in silent auction at the Music for Everyone Concert Reception on March 14 at Manitou Palace Ave Gallery. Ensure your win by purchasing a concert & reception ticket here.
All funds raised will support Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association students and programs, including providing instruments, sliding scale tuition and financial assistance, increasing community access across socioeconomic and cultural divides, and promoting musical expression and creative joy in our youth.
THANK YOU, ARTISTS!
Both the Jazz Performance and Jazz Essentials groups performed for adjudication at the ABQ Jazz Festival in mid February. Both groups performed admirably, received excellent ratings, and had a private clinic with two nationally active jazz educators, Tom Matta and David Glenn. Forty-eight Middle School and High School bands participated in this event, capped off with an incredible concert with trumpeter Michael Rodriguez and tenor player Joel Frahm, who also ran clinics in the afternoon for the students.
Our Mission is to inspire and engage the youth of Northern New Mexico's multicultural communities through excellent music education, the guidance of music professionals, and performance opportunities from small ensemble to full orchestra in Jazz, Mariachi and Orchestra.
Interlochen Center For The Arts
Las Vegas Mariachi Conference
Lea County Commission For The Arts
Mariachi In Hobbs
Mariachi In Lovington
Mariachi Juvenil Santa Fe
Mariachi Outreach Performance
Music For Kids In Santa Fe
Music In Santa Fe
Music On The Santa Fe Plaza
Quartet Santa Fe
Santa Fe Mariachi
Santa Fe Youth Mariachi
Santa Fe Youth Symphony
Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association
Summer Music Program Santa Fe
The Lensic Performing Arts Center
William Reece Waag
Youth Symphony Conductor