2018/2019 Calendar Events

(selections listed do not reflect all music that will be performed)
DISCOVERY DAY KICK-OFF!

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Salem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud

Sign-in/Registration begins at 12:45 pm; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

PARENT ORIENTATION:
Introductions to the instructors, parent committee, policies, and the new season.

STUDENT ENSEMBLE DISCOVERY:
Students need to bring their instruments for this day for ensemble placement.  Please review the requirements for each ensemble here

ACTIVITIES/GAMES:
Students will have some time to play some games plus have an opportunity to play a few pieces together in an ensemble. 

ICE CREAM SOCIAL!
History in the Making: Patriotism

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 4:30 pm
Salem Lutheran Church, Saint Cloud

This year’s theme is “History in the Making”. The fall selections will embody the term patriotism through historical events that composers have influenced or will have flavors of the patriotic music we know so well.

A few of the selections include 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky, Adagio for Strings by Barber, and American Salute by Gould. 
Saint Cloud Symphony "Children's Holiday Fantasy"

CMYO Lobby Performance

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 3:00 pm
St Cloud State University, Ritsche Auditorium Lobby

Come join us in the lobby to enjoy music performed by the CMYO program.  Afterwards, enjoy the beautiful and fun sounds from the Saint Cloud Symphony!

“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund."
HISTORY IN THE MAKING: HEROISM

Sunday, May 5 2019, 7:00 pm
Saint Cloud

This year’s theme is “History in the Making”. The spring selections will reveal heroic moments through historical events that composers have influenced.

It is our privilege to have guest violinist Colin McGuire perform the Schindler's List Suite by John Williams.  In addition, the orchestra will perform Symphony No. 5 by Beethoven and Finlandia by Sibelius.  More information will be added about the story of Schindler's List this spring. 

GUEST ARTISTS BIO

Growing up in Mankato, MN, Colin began his study of the violin at the age of 4. He was greatly influenced from his studies with Patti Tryhus and Marilyn Bos in Mankato. Colin is grateful for the lifelong musical impact of his brother and teacher, Peter McGuire,Principal 2nd Violin Of the Minnesota Orchestra.

Colin has been fortunate enough to perform in a variety of ensembles and settings. Colin holds a permanent seat in the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra as Associate Concertmaster. He returned to Minnesota after playing full time with the Thunder Bay and the Spokane Symphony. Other orchestral opportunities have arisen with the Minnesota Orchestra, Mill City Opera, Music St. Croix, and various other orchestras and ensembles in the region.

Colin has enjoyed wonderful opportunities to perform and travel as a soloist and chamber musician. Recently, he has enjoyed the formation of the Hennepin String Quartet along with performances with larger Chamber ensembles, where performances have ranged from German Salon music to a chamber reduction of Mahler Symphony No. 4.

Colin is also a tennis teaching pro and coach.

"To provide a unique orchestral experience leading to performances that shape, educate and inspire lives of developing youth musicians in the communities of Central Minnesota."
"To provide a unique orchestral experience leading to performances that shape, educate and inspire lives of developing youth musicians in the communities of Central Minnesota."