The following is a run-down of all the dates and details for the remainder of the rehearsals and concerts. Please note extra rehearsals for YSO along with some location changes (also for YSO only), due to need for piano to rehearse with the pianist.
Students, please please please practice your parts at home so that you are well prepared for rehearsals—your fellow musicians will thank you, and working together you will have an outstanding performance!
Monday, April 16: rehearsals as usual at CFN
Saturday, April 21: YSO rehearsal — Peter and the Wolf, plus Kahley's and Jacob's concertos in preparation for Crystal Bridges concert
Location: possibly at Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC), 1 College Dr, Bentonville, AR 72712 – TO BE CONFIRMED
Notes: please bring stands
Sunday, April 22: YSO performance at Día de los Niños at Crystal Bridges
Students arrive: 11:30 – enter through the main entrance and staff will direct you to the Great Hall
Performance begins: 12:00
Address: 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712
Notes: Bring stands. Concert attire (see handbook). Ricardo will be narrating again, this time in English! YSO will perform the 2 concertos and Peter and the Wolf. We are not planning to have this event recorded since these pieces were already recorded at a previous venue. Feel free to spend the afternoon at this wonderful (free!) family event featuring performances by many young talented area performers.
Monday, April 23: Andante & Presto will rehearse at CFN. YSO will rehearse at Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) with pianist for the Rachmaninov – LOCATION TO BE CONFIRMED
Address: NWACC, 1 College Dr, Bentonville, AR 72712 – TO BE CONFIRMED
Monday, April 30: All ensembles rehearse as usual at CFN. We are planning to have sectional rehearsals for YSO this day.
Monday, May 7: Andante & Presto will rehearse at CFN. YSO will rehearse at NWACC with pianist for the Rachmaninov – LOCATION TO BE CONFIRMED
Address: NWACC, 1 College Dr, Bentonville, AR 72712
Saturday, May 12: We have two events going on this day:
1) YSO rehearsal with pianist at NWACC from 10am-12noon – LOCATION TO BE CONFIRMED
2) Andante & Presto season finale concert:
Location: Waterway at First Christian Church, 4074 SW H St., Bentonville, AR
Students please arrive about 10 minutes before you rehearse to unpack and get ready to play:
Performance begins at 4:00
Notes: Please bring your stands. Concert attire (see handbook).
Sunday, May 13: YSO season finale concert
Students rehearse: 2:45-3:30pm (please arrive about 10 minutes ahead to unpack and tune)
Performance begins: 4:00pm
Location: Faulkner Performing Arts Center @ University of Arkansas, 453 N Garland Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Notes: Please bring stands. Concert attire.
RECORDING: We will plan to record both season finale performances and combine them into one DVD / download for purchase. We will have order information soon.
OPYO 2018 Concerto Competition
Arkansas Arts Academy
January, 27 @ 3:00PM
OPYO Student Recital
Center for Non-profits
February 23 @ 7:00PM
YSO Community Outreach Concert
Arts Center of the Ozarks
March 30 @ 7:00PM
El Día de los Niños Community Concert
April 22 @ 12:00PM
OPYO Spring Concert
Arkansas Arts Academy
May 12 @ 4:00PM