|Ozark Philharmonic Youth Orchestras|
YSO welcomed Sectional teachers Michael Montgomery on Bass, Elizabeth Lyon on Violin, Krista Mays on Viola, and Danny Mays on Cello to their rehearsal Monday evening. The group broke out into Winds/Brass, Bass, Cello, Viola, and Violin sections to practice Dvorak's Slavonic Dance and then played together for the last half hour of practice. Mr. Barg taught the Winds/Brass. Everyone must have learned a lot because they sure sounded fantastic when they got back together to play!
Hello my name is Chari Cross, and I am excited to take on the role of OPYO Manager! I will be writing this blog (My Cavatina) to share what's going on behind the scenes at OPYO. I have been involved with the arts since studying classical ballet at age 8, have played acoustic guitar, and love to express my artistic vision through photography. I also have a BBA from the University of Michigan, am a General Motors Corporation alum and have two sons in YSO, and one at the U of A. In my free time I enjoy playing in the dirt and creating lasting beauty with the Benton County Master Gardeners which I have done for the past 15 years, writing poetry, and researching my family geneology. The arts have always provided me with nourishment for my soul, and I am filled with gratitude to be able to connect with others who share in this love that transcends the linear aspect of time as well as an amalgam of diverse artisic mediums and cultures, and pass it on!