November 21, 2004
Article omitted name of symphony director Phil Greenfield's article about the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra ("Youth orchestra ready to turn 15," Nov. 11) was a thoughtful and well-deserved appreciation of the impressive achievements of the organization in its 15 years. I wish to correct a glaring error of omission in the listing of past conductors of the orchestra who made those achievements possible. No such listing would be complete without the inclusion of the most recent music director and symphony orchestra conductor, Dr. David Ik-Sung Choo.
November 17, 2006
Youth concert -- Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform under the direction of Julien Benichou and Vladimir Lande at 1 p.m. Sunday at Indian Creek Upper School, 1030 Anne Chambers Way, Crownsville. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for students and free for children younger than 6. 443-758-3157.
December 21, 2005
Jenny Bekier, Greater Grace SPORT BASKETBALL GIRLS STATS -- A 4-foot-10 point guard for the Eagles (4-1), Bekier averages 8.2 assists per game. The senior also plays soccer and softball, but since both are spring sports at Greater Grace, she has alternated them. SIDELINES -- Bekier is a Maryland Distinguished Scholar who holds a 3.96 grade point average. She is considering a career in dentistry or music education. From eighth through 10th grade, Bekier played the violin in the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra and now takes lessons at Towson University.
April 17, 2005
The Harford Youth Chorale, Harford String Orchestra and Harford Youth Orchestra will present a free spring concert at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Amoss Center on the campus of Harford Community College, Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. The HSO will perform Saint-Saens' The Elephant, featuring conductor Brian Folus performing on double bass, and the premiere performance of The Moca S'oca by rehearsal assistant Tim Reinhardt, soloing on steel drum. The concert will begin with the chorale under the direction of Susanne Rising and Molly Capp.
July 15, 2003
Leslie Dragan, a 2003 Liberty High School graduate, has been awarded the Stewart W. Myers Memorial Scholarship from Stu's Music in Westminster. She participated in the Maryland All-State Orchestra all four years of high school. She was principal viola in her junior and senior years and All-Eastern principal violist. In her junior year, she joined the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra and won the concerto competition. As a senior, she joined the Peabody Preparatory Orchestra. Dragan is attending an intensive music program at Boston University's Tanglewood Institute.
October 29, 1993
It's true for the New York Philharmonic and it's true for the young players of the Chesapeake Youth String Orchestra, who gather weekly to rehearse at the Phoenix Center in Annapolis: meaningful musicianship is painstaking work.Listen, for example, to last week's rehearsal of the youth orchestra."It must sound like a march," insists conductor David Gibson as he marks time like a soldier in an attempt to inject a martial flair into the Bach melody his musicians are playing."Let me hear that C sharp.
September 16, 1990
From The Sun Sept. 16-22, 1840Sept. 17: The Western Savings Fund, located in North Gay Street, has given up the ghost. Some people have confounded (( this with the Western Mechanics' Savings Institution -- this is an error, the latter has not failed.Sept. 18: For insulting a magistrate in Baltimore last Saturday, Jos. Hankey was fined 500 pounds of tobacco and costs.From The Sun Sept. 16-22, 1890Sept. 20: President Gilman yesterday issued a circular announcing that the fifteenth academic year of the Johns Hopkins University would begin Wednesday morning, Oct. 1, and that all young men who wish to be received as students should previously apply by letter or in person.
August 23, 1993
TCIsraeli youth ensemble to performRishon LeZion Symphonic Youth Orchestra, a 45-piece Israeli wind ensemble composed of 13- to 18-year-olds, will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 at Oseh Shalom synagogue in Laurel.Directed by Aharon Alkalai, the orchestra is from Rishon LeZion, a city southeast of Tel Aviv.The group's first visit to the United States is sponsored by B'nai B'rith's 150th anniversary celebration. It will include performances in the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia areas.Concert tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.