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!
#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
#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
#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).