The Crow River Area Youth Orchestra is excited to host the following two events:
1. Masterclass with Dr. Thornton from St. Benedicts/St. John’s Universities on Sunday, April 15, 2 pm at the Hutchinson Middle School Choir Room.
A masterclass is where students—in this case CRAYO wind students—will be performing pieces for Dr. Thornton. He will then critique them, offering encouraging words of what was done well and then suggesting techniques they might want to try to improve the piece and their skills. Dr. Thornton would also talk to the group observing—which we hope would be you and your middle school-teen—enlightening—and probably entertaining —everyone. The class will take an hour.
For more information on Dr. Thornton who has been on TV and performed with big names like Barry Manilow go to: www.reallygoodmusic.com/rgm.jsp?page=composers2&compid=129271.
This opportunity is free! and should be very motivating and inspiring for all who come to watch.
2. Dr. Thornton’s performance with the Crow River Area Youth Orchestra on Sunday, April 22 4:00 PM at the Hutchinson Middle School Gym.
Dr, Thornton will be performing two pieces on clarinet with the orchestra: Heysar Bulgar, a lively klezmer (Jewish dance) piece and Sentimental Mood, a soothing jazz standard, both arranged for the orchestra by Dr. Thornton. They both will demonstrate awesome skills on this instrument. Again, it is hoped this will inspire your child with possibilities.
While there will be tickets to purchase, your child’s music teacher will be sent student passes so they can get in free to the concert! ($3 value) Adult tickets are $7 and for the family it’s $15.
For more information visit CRAYO.org