Mar 242012

The Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra will perform with acclaimed violinist Mark O’Connor at Loyola University on Sunday.

Details, via emailed press release:

Mark O’Connor, Grammy-Winning Violin Virtuoso, Composer and Educator, to perform with the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras!

New Orleans, LA, March 1, 2012 – The Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras is pleased to announce that Mark O’Connor, considered to be “one of the most talented and imaginative artists working in music — any music — today” (Los Angeles Times), will be an artist-in-residency March 24-25.   The residency celebrates and supports the development and achievements of young people in music by creating opportunities for the young musicians of New Orleans to collaborate with internationally renowned inspiring professional musicians.

Mark O’Connor will perform with all of GNOYO’s orchestras – the Sinfonia, Philharmonia and the Symphony at a very special Spring Concert Sunday, March 25th at 7:00 PM at Loyola University’s Roussel Hall.  There are two ways to attend:

  • ·         VIP sponsors receive premium reserved seating for $50.
  • ·         General Admission tickets are also available for $12/Adults and $6/Students.
  • ·         Purchase tickets at


The Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras, now in its eighteenth season, is the city’s premier avenue for aspiring classical musicians of all ages.  Its mission, to inspire young musicians through providing them the opportunity to study and perform orchestral works, is undertaken through its five ensemble orchestras and several community outreach programs.  Founded in 1994 to provide an orchestral experience for young New Orleans musicians, GNOYO’s programs, guided by a professional staff of conductors and coaches, instill in students a lasting appreciation for classical music.  This training enriches their lives in any career path they choose and serves them well in any musical endeavor.  For more information visit

  2 Responses to “New Orleans Youth Orchestra to perform with violinist Mark O’Connor”

  1. I would like to find out more about the Youth Orchestra and who, exactly, is being served by the organization. Is it patterned on the “El Sestima” of Dr. Abreu that serves poor and at-risk children?

  2. Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra, GNOYO, Director is Dr. Jean Montes. Amazing organization for all kids of the community. And concert last night was to die for.

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