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WSYO 2013 Rehearsal Dates
10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 1/19, 1/26,
2/9, 2/10 and 2/16. Rehearsals are from
2:30-5:30pm and held at Clarke Chapel on
the Lycoming College campus.
Sunday, February 23 │ Community Arts Center, Williamsport │ 7:30pm
Repertoire to include: March Militaire Francaise (C. Saint-Saens), Symphony No. 37 (Mozart / M. Hadyn Sym. 25), Meditation of Thais (Massenet - featuring violinist Leah Nason), Carmen Suite (G. Bizet / T. Kennedy), The Typewriter, Pines of Rome finale/march (Respighi / arr. Bulla), and with the Williamsport Symphony Junior Strings - Dark Adventure (Ralph Ford) and Medieval Legend (Mike Story)
Tuesday, May 13 │ Community Arts Center, Williamsport │ 7:30pm
Performing with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra. For more information about this concert, CLICK HERE.
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The Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra is an educational outreach program of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.
Our WSYO Music Director
Dr. William Ciabattari is the Assistant Professor of Music and Director
of Bands at Lycoming College. Previously, he was on the faculty of
Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, where he was the director of the
Heidelberg Brass Band, the Heidelberg Athletic band, and the Instructor
of Low Brass. He was also the Assistant Director of the Cleveland Youth
Wind Symphony for five years, touring internationally in Ireland,
Scotland, England, France, New Zealand, and Australia.
Prior to his work with the CYWS, he was a band and orchestra teacher in the North Olmsted public schools (OH).
In addition to teaching and conducting, Dr. Ciabattari is an active freelance musician. He has performed with many professional orchestras including the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Canton Symphony, Charleston Symphony (SC), Penn’s Woods Festival Orchestra and the North Arkansas Symphony. He has been a featured soloist with the Billtown Brass, North Arkansas Symphony, Case Symphonic Winds, Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, Brass Band of the Western Reserve, and the University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble.
Ciabattari received a B.S.E. in music education from the University of
Arkansas, M.M. in tuba performance from the Cleveland Institute of
Music, and Ph.D. in music education from Case Western Reserve
The WSYO is intended for high school students. However, local college students who do not have access to a school orchestra are also invited to audition. Younger students are also invited to audition and may be accepted based on their teachers’ recommendations and WSYO need. It is expected that WSYO members will also be active participants in their schools’ music programs. Tuition is $85 for the year (recommended), or $45 per semester (fall concert + January or January + winter concert) if extenuating circumstances prevent full-year participation. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! Contact Becky Ciabattari at rciab @ williamsportsymphony.org for more information.
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