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“In Spring 2016, I had the honor of performing the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra. As my first experience soloing with an orchestra, the opportunity to perform with Dr. Garcia and the ensemble was incredibly inspirational. Although I have played concerti accompanied by piano in the past, this marvelous experience strengthened my desire to perform concerti with orchestras whenever possible in the future.” -Benjamin, OYO Class of 2016
Benjamin graduated last year and continues to study cello performance in college. Having performed multiple times with the National Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and throughout China and Europe, and been selected multiple years as Co-Principal Cello as the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain, Benjamin represents our mission in action: Outstanding Students, Amazing Music.
Last year, generous donors supported young musicians like Benjamin and brought quality ensemble experiences to nearly 400 students. Our supporters helped us produce our season concerts, attend special opportunities including the honor performance at the OkMEA state conference, and bring music to the community through outreach endeavors like our free concerts in senior living centers and chamber music performances for workplaces throughout the metro.
Your gift can help do SO MUCH for Oklahoma Youth Orchestras:
$25 provides a half-hour sectional to students with local professional musicians
$50 helps bring music to the community through an outreach performance
$100 provides music fees for one ensemble for the season
$500 provides a full-year scholarship to a student with financial need
$1,000 helps cover the costs of a concert venue rental
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