SEMYO Students take the Virtual Stage

While the pandemic is keeping our orchestras at home, our students are still eager to share their talent with our community. Enjoy a variety of videos featuring the skills and creativity of SEMYO.

#32: Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Join SEMYO bassoonist Emma in this lively duet as Dorothy, Toto, and the Scarecrow begin the journey to the land of OZ! We’re off to see the wizard!

#33: Goblin’s Dance for Bass

SEMYO Chamber Strings and Philharmonic bassist Oliver performs Goblin’s Dance by W. K. Lyons.

#34: Let it Go/Let it Snow

SEMYO Concert Orchestra horn player Ethan, styling in his Princess Elsa cape, embraces a snowy Easter weekend in this performance of “Let it Go” from the movie Frozen. They say the cold never bothered him anyways.

#35: Jimenez Family Orchestra Performs Hallelujah

This video is a great demonstration of musical growth and family, an important part of SEMYO.  Enjoy this beautiful performance of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah featuring SEMYO alum Felipe and Federico, current SEMYO members Fernando and Fabricio, and their father Rafael.

#36: Daylight Come and Me Wan’ Go Home

Actually we are all stuck at home but Philharmonic Orchestra trumpeter Elise is chilling on her porch with some mellow trumpet music.

#37: The Magic Clarinet

Philharmonic Orchestra member Shawn (or is that Harry Potter?) waves a magic spell, performing Hedwig’s Theme by John Williams.

#38 Gavotte for Cello

Chamber Strings member Nathan performs Gavotte by J.B. Lully in this lovely living room performance!

#39 Minuet in G  by J.S. Bach

Chamber Strings cellist Zach dresses for success in this excellent performance of the familiar Minuet by Bach.

#40 Philharmonic Quartet Performs Haydn

Members of the Philharmonic Orchestra String Quartet perform Haydn at home. While they are not together in person, they are together in spirit in this energetic minuet by composer Joseph Haydn.

# 41 Gigue for Violin

SEMYO Chamber Strings student Apollo performs Gigue by F.M.Veracini in this living room performance!

#42  Schuman Brothers Perform the Bach Double

SEMYO members and siblings Evan and Grant, accompanied by Jan Matson, perform J.S. Bach’s famous Concerto in D Minor for Two Violin.

#43  Community: A Mother’s Day Film by SEMYO

SEMYO students reflect on the SEMYO 2019-2020 season and express gratitude for Mom’s and essential workers accompanied by music from the March SEMYO Winter Concert.

#44 Pepperoni Pizza

One of SEMYO’s Riverside students demonstrate her progress after three months of lessons in this performance of Pepperoni Pizza (a variation on “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”)

#45 Sicilienne in E-flat Major for Violin

SEMYO Philharmonic student Grant performs Sicilienne in E-flat Major for Violin by Maria Theresia von Paradis.

#46 Mendelssohn’s Mighty Violin Concerto

Concert Orchestra student Evan performs the 1st movement of Concerto in E Minor by Felix Medelssohn.

#47 Millionaire’s Hoedown

SEMYO Chamber Strings student Fiona provides a fiery performance of this familiar work titled Millionaire’s Hoedown by Herman Clebanoff.

#48 Copland’s Hoedown from “Rodeo”

Concert Orchestra student Ava performs the theme from Aaron Copland’s iconic Hoedown.

#49 Vocalise for Violin

SEMYO student Ethan performs a beautiful rendition of the haunting Vocalise by Sergei Rachmoninoff, providing both melody and harmony.

#50 A Conversation with Mozart

Horn players from the Philharmonic and Concert Orchestras perform a playful rendition of the Rondo from Concerto No. 4 by Mozart (complete with Star Wars references).

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