The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony recently received a grant from Pizza Hut's Raising Dough for Kids Foundation toward its trip next spring to hear the Pittsburgh Symphony.
"We are planning a wonderful experience for our young musicians," said Tanya Anderson, symphony board president, "and we are so grateful to Pizza Hut for this help in covering our costs."
After the holidays, rehearsals will begin for all three CRYS orchestras: Prelude Strings for beginning string musicians, Young Artists Orchestra for intermediate musicians, and the Youth Symphony for highly talented and motivated musicians ages 13 through college.
The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony recently received a grant from Pizza Hut’s Raising Dough for Kids Foundation to help pay for its trip in the spring to hear the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Students will have a meet-and-greet with members of the orchestra before their concert in Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall, where they are shown here.
In March, students will travel to hear the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra accompany a screening of The Wizard of Oz in Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall. Prior to the performance, the students will have a meet-and-greet with the musicians.
Plans are for a pizza party after the concert at the Buca di Beppo restaurant.
The string players of the Youth Symphony will be at the Chautauqua Mall at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
On Sunday, Dec. 8, the symphony will present its full concert, including some holiday favorites, at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in downtown Jamestown, also at 7 p.m. There is no charge for either of these performances.
Symphony students pay tuition, but no one is turned away for inability to pay. For more information about the symphony, call 664-2465, ext. 202, or visit CRYouthSymphony.com.