Auburn Student Musicians to Perform at World-Class Venue

by | Apr 10, 2015

Free ‘Bon Voyage’ Concert This Saturday

Photo courtesy WYSO and Andy Wiegl

Photo courtesy WYSO and Andy Wiegl


On Saturday April 18th, members of the Worcester Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) will join the Drew University (NJ) Choral Union and Chorale and perform at the multi-million dollar Dorothy Young Center for the Arts (Madison, NJ). The ensemble will perform Haydn’s Te Deum in C and Beethoven’s masterful Fantasy for Piano, Chorus & Orchestra. The Dorothy Young Center’s Concert Hall is home to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and is a touring venue for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Representing Auburn are trumpets, Cecily Bickford, Kyle Faneuff and Dilon Mastrorio; tubist, Ian Wykes; cellist, Renae Renihan; clarinetist, Lindsay Thunberg; and timpanist, Shay Brooks (who serves as Principal Percussion). The students hail from Bay Path Tech, Pakachoag Music School and Auburn High School, where they play in the highly acclaimed AHS Band Program under director Virginia Bailey.

The seven Auburn students join 55 other students from around Worcester County to form the Worcester Youth Symphony Orchestra. This all-auditioned group rehearses every Saturday at Auburn High School, presents 5-6 concerts per season and is conducted by Music Director Jonathan Brennand.


Submitted photo.

Photo courtesy WYSO and Andy Wiegl


A Bon Voyage Concert

Please join WYSO for a Bon Voyage Concert! where the orchestra will perform their entire concert tour program for a live audience. It includes Gershwin’s An American in Paris, excerpts from Stravinsky’s The Firebird, and the beautiful minuet from Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2, in addition to the Haydn and Beethoven.

When: Saturday, April 11th, 2015
Time: 1:00pm
Where: Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 Main Street, Worcester, MA
The concerted is presented free. All are welcome and encouraged to attend to support these talented students. A reception will follow to allow the audience to meet this fine young musicians and wish them all the best on their Spring Tour.

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Photo courtesy WYSO and Andy Wiegl