ARCHIVE OF NEW ALBANY SYMPHONY
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH INITIATIVES
NASO joined the New Albany SAIL Program (a federally-funded arts-in-education program) to present Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals. The students wrote poetry and performed choreography to enhance the music. Prior to the performance with the Symphony, NASO members taught classes introducing the students to the instruments of the orchestra, conducting, concert etiquette, music appreciation and more.
NASO , in collaboration with Chamber Music Connection, held a master class for student chamber groups and soloists with eight-time Grammy award winning cellist David Finckel.
NASO presented a master class by composer-in-residence Manuel Calzada and the OSU percussion ensemble. More than 700 students from New Albany and surrounding schools attended.
NASO held a master class for student violin soloists with guest artist, Soovin Kim.
NASO collaborated with the New Albany Elementary art department and had students and professional artists painting on stage to Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
NASO presented its 2nd World Premier composition by guest composer Jan Radzynski, who also gave a one-on-one class to the high school orchestra students.
NASO held a master class for student violin soloists with guest artist, Chee-Yun.
Guest composer Susan Reed gave an in-school performance to students at Columbus Jewish Day School.
February 2011, Carnival of the Animals
Students from Southside Settlement House and local New Albany Brownie troops and Weebelows made animals masks to hand out to children attending the concert. The 4th Grade Gifted Language Arts students at New Albany Elementary, under the direction of teacher Susie Norman, wrote limericks to the music of Carnival of the Animals.
March 2011, Beethoven Triple Concerto
A free in-school concert by the Biava-Uribe String Trio and a glimpse into the lives of this talented family of musicians.
October 15, 2011 Masterclass with guest violinist Karen Gomyo
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. New Albany United Methodist Church
Free and open to the public
Friday, February 10, 2012 In-School Concert featuring a portion of the
"PNC Presents: Portraits of a Columbus Bicentennial" concert
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Chamber Concert with Augusta Read Thomas
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts
This is an open performance with interaction between the composer, performers and audience. Be our guest in an intimate setting where you will have the opportunity to talk with one of the most well-recognized composers
of our time - Augusta Read Thomas.
Free and open to the public.
Masterclass featuring Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn at St. John's Episcopal Church in Worthington on Friday, October 19. Free and open to all New Albany Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music Columbus members. Also, Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique mural with students from St. Stephen’s Community House, sponsored by KPMG
December 16, 2012
2012-2013 Season Student Concerto Competition Winner performed on the Holiday Spectacular concert. Also, “Bring A Can to the Concert” benefitting Mid-Ohio Food Bank.
The New Albany Symphony string quartet and professional Latin dancers of Diamond Dance studio presented a week long residency on the art of Latin Dance. Musicians and dancers will visit four locations, including New Albany Schools, Columbus Jewish Day School, Walnut Ridge High School, and a local senior center. The interactive, in-school visits and community outreach taught basic Latin dance steps to over 400 students and seniors. NASO provided live music, while members of Diamond Dance engaged participants to try out their dancing feet to the rhythms of salsa, samba, and tango. Presented by PNC.
Nine-time Grammy Award-winning cellist and Musical America’s 2012 Artist of the Year, David Finckel, hosted a masterclass for New Albany orchestra students prior to his performance with New Albany Symphony, sponsored by Abbott Nutrition and Ernst & Young.
October 13, 2013
NASO partnered with Capital University’s chorale in a performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
December 22, 2013
NASO’s Student Concerto Competition attracted young musicians from all over the state of Ohio. Our first place winner, Gregory Hartman, performed the Liszt Piano Concerto with the orchestra and was the highlight of the concert. NASO also gave 5 rising stars the opportunity to perform Haydn’s Toy Symphony with the orchestra. Five young students rehearsed with NASO mentors and got to experience being out in front of a live orchestra on concert day!
February 9, 2014
NASO added a vocal division to the Student Concerto Competition this year and was pleased to present the winner on the “Let’s Go to the Movies” concert. Our winner, Grace Wipfli, dazzled the audience in a performance of “I Have Confidence.”
April 4, 2014
Over 500 students had the opportunity to participate in a free concert given by world-renowned pianist, Jon Kimura Parker. Mr. Parker performed live at the McCoy for a Friday in-school performance prior to his concert with the New Albany Symphony. This performance was made possible by the generosity of PNC Arts Alive.
October 10, 2014
NASO presented an in-school performance by guest violinist Ariel Horowitz and composer Jake Landau to over 300 New Albany music students at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts. This concert also featured a collaboration with Capital University Chapel Choir, which performed on Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Glass' Psalm 126.
December 21, 2014
NASO’s Student Concerto Competition attracted young musicians from all over the state of Ohio. Our first place winner, Paul Schubert will perform the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the orchestra at the Holiday Spectacular concert.
February 22, 2015
NASO’s Student Vocal Winner, Colin Sproule will perform on our “Shall We Dance” concert. NASO will also give a free performance leading up to this concert during National Salute to Veterans Week at the Chalmers P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center.