YOSA http://tpr.org en Does Your Child Have What It Takes To Play With YOSA? http://tpr.org/post/does-your-child-have-what-it-takes-play-yosa <p>Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA) want to be on your radar this weekend, and here's why: They're<br />looking for a few good boys and girls.</p><p>“We’re going to be hearing auditions for next year’s orchestras at YOSA," said Troy Peters, YOSA’s music director.</p><p>“We expect that by the end of auditions that we will have heard from almost 500 young musicians," he said.</p><p><br />The auditions are distinctly not like "American Idol."</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:34:21 +0000 Jack Morgan 32908 at http://tpr.org Does Your Child Have What It Takes To Play With YOSA? YOSA Taking San Antonio Sounds To Canada http://tpr.org/post/yosa-taking-san-antonio-sounds-canada <p>The Youth Orchestras of San Antonio have just two more performances before taking it on the road. YOSA actually comprises several youth orchestras, encouraging kids to find their own musical paths. Music Director Troy Peters gives us the lowdown on the next performance.</p><p>“This Sunday we’re going to be offering one of the big masters of the repertoire, Mahler’s First Symphony. But we’re doing it as a guided tour," he said.</p><p>Through the orchestra, Peters will do a stop-and-start performance, with explanations to present in-depth musical elements to the audience.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 19:04:09 +0000 Jack Morgan 31630 at http://tpr.org YOSA Taking San Antonio Sounds To Canada San Antonio Arts Groups Develop "Big Ideas" At Geekdom Workshop http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-arts-groups-develop-big-ideas-geekdom-workshop <p></p><p>The halls of Geekdom are normally filled with techies workshopping the next killer app or the next innovation in cloud computing. But this weekend there was a different type of brain storm at the downtown offices.</p><p>Asia Ciaravino, president of the San Antonio Playhouse, stood in front of a computer project screen as she pitched their big idea to expert entrepreneurs. Ciaravino and five other arts groups just went through the three-day startup process where they learned to re-think their approach to business.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:19:28 +0000 David Martin Davies 27231 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Arts Groups Develop "Big Ideas" At Geekdom Workshop YOSA & SAY Si Recreate 'Pictures At An Exhibition' http://tpr.org/post/yosa-say-si-recreate-pictures-exhibition <p>The upcoming Youth Orchestras of San Antonio concert on Monday night promises something big and unusual.</p><p>"We have collaborated with SAY Sí, this wonderful, after school, year-round arts program for high school students, to create new art inspired by <span>[Modest Petrovich] </span>Mussorgsky’s 'Pictures at an Exhibition,' " said YOSA Music Director Troy Peters.</p><p>SAY Sí does with arts largely what YOSA does with music, gives young people a creative outlet. Peters explained exactly what they're doing with SAY Si.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:18:25 +0000 Jack Morgan 26749 at http://tpr.org YOSA & SAY Si Recreate 'Pictures At An Exhibition' Symphony And YOSA Team Up To Tackle Dvorak's 'Serenade For Strings' http://tpr.org/post/symphony-and-yosa-team-tackle-dvoraks-serenade-strings <p>Many classical music organizations are participating in the city-wide Dvořák Festival, and the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio are doing so too. YOSA Music Director Troy Peters has the lowdown.</p><p>"We are working with the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio and also with musicians from the San Antonio Symphony" he explained. "So we’ll have a string orchestra of students and professionals playing together, playing the great Dvořák 'Serenade for Strings.' And then we’re also going to do a nice little set of choral music with the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio."</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:26:53 +0000 Jack Morgan 25007 at http://tpr.org Symphony And YOSA Team Up To Tackle Dvorak's 'Serenade For Strings' YOSA Más Program Changing More Students' Lives Through Music http://tpr.org/post/yosa-m-s-program-changing-more-students-lives-through-music <p>Having your children in band or orchestra can be expensive proposition, but as it turns out, not always. Youth Orchestras of San Antonio has a decades-long history in the Alamo City, but <a href="http://www.yosa.org/programs/yosa-mas/" target="_blank">YOSA&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.yosa.org/programs/yosa-mas/" target="_blank">Más</a> is still new, having been officially established in January, 2013</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The word <em>más </em>in the title has a double meaning. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:54:13 +0000 Jack Morgan 23517 at http://tpr.org YOSA Más Program Changing More Students' Lives Through Music YOSA Serves Up An Electric Surprise With Guest Tracy Silverman http://tpr.org/post/yosa-serves-electric-surprise-guest-tracy-silverman <p>The Youth Orchestras of San Antonio welcome guest musician <a href="http://www.tracysilverman.com/" target="_blank">Tracy Silverman</a> for their next concert.<br />Silverman’s violin has six strings -- two more than most -- and those added strings make a huge difference in his sound.</p><p>When he joins forces with YOSA on Tuesday, November 19, at the Lila Cockrell Theater, they are planning on throwing the audience some curves.</p><p>"It’s set up as sort of a flash mob, where the orchestra appears out of the audience itself," Silverman said.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:21:17 +0000 Jack Morgan 21799 at http://tpr.org YOSA Serves Up An Electric Surprise With Guest Tracy Silverman Youth Orchestras Of San Antonio Looking To Do Más For Area Kids http://tpr.org/post/youth-orchestras-san-antonio-looking-do-m-s-area-kids <p></p><p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:12:28 +0000 Jack Morgan 19122 at http://tpr.org Youth Orchestras Of San Antonio Looking To Do Más For Area Kids YOSA Wins National Award For Programming http://tpr.org/post/yosa-wins-national-award-programming <p>The Youth Orchestras of San Antonio are receiving the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming today in St. Louis at the League of American Orchestras Conference.</p><p>The award rewards programs that challenge the audience, build the repertoire, and increase interest in contemporary music.</p><p>Troy Peters is the music director of YOSA and said new music is a vital element in their effort to give students and audiences exciting musical experiences. Next month YOSA leads their annual summer camp.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:50:39 +0000 John Clare 13346 at http://tpr.org YOSA Wins National Award For Programming Auditions Open For Youth Orchestra Musicians http://tpr.org/post/auditions-open-youth-orchestra-musicians <p></p><p>This week local youth can audition for the 2013-14 season of the <strong>Youth Orchestras of San Antonio</strong>. Musicians who have been playing their instrument at least one year, and are ages 8 to 20 years old are eligible.</p><p><strong>Troy Peters</strong> is the music director and conductor of the YOSA Philharmonic. He says it is a great experience, and fun. "This year guests include Christopher O'Riley, host of From The Top, plus Tracy Silverman, electric violinist, and our first performance in Lila Cockrell Theater."</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:48:38 +0000 John Clare 12630 at http://tpr.org Auditions Open For Youth Orchestra Musicians