Sunday Rehearsal
Special Note to Members of Principal and Concert Orchestra: Attendance is taken each week at the NYS Information Table. Stop by and sign in before rehearsal.

Rehearsal Schedule for September 29
Brass Ensemble Noon to 1:15 pm
Prelude 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Concert Orchestra 1:30 to 4:15 pm
Principal Orchestra 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Phil Strings & Phil Winds 2:45 to 4:45 pm
All Musicians, with the exception of Principal Orchestra,
need to bring their own music stand to each rehearsal.
Italy Update
The deadline to register for the 2020 Tour is October 15th. If you have any questions, please email Sara Watkins at
Use the links below to register.

Group Leader Watkins Group ID 20008

Group Leader Gittines Group ID 236456

Have questions regarding insurance options, alternate flight returns?
Scholarships & Competitions
Music for Youth announces the Marianne Liberatore Memorial Instrumental Competition for High School instrumentalists who reside in Connecticut.
$1,000 prize and opportunity to play in the
Emerging Artist Series at Pequot Library. 
Applications now open! Deadline November 22nd
Final Round - Sunday, December 1st
Area Music Events
Norwalk Symphony Orchestra season opening concert.
Saturday, September 28th at 7:30 pm
NYS families are offered a 25% discount (use the code NSO-NYS-25) on adult ticket prices. Students tickets are always an affordable $10.
To view the program and order tickets visit

Music for Youth and Pequot Library present the
Howard Aibel Memorial Young Persons’ Concert
2 pm September 28 th
Pequot Library, Southport, CT
You are invited to an afternoon of beautiful music played by the talented internationally renowned Vera String Quartet made possible by a generous gift from the Howard Aibel Foundation.  The artists will play a 50-minute program suitable for ages five to eighteen years of age that will expose students to the rich and wonderful world of the string repertoire. Travel through time, listening and learning about the age of Haydn, Beethoven Bartok and Ravel. This concert will be a treat for young ears, a gift of music! 

The public is invited to stay for the master class that will follow the performance. 
The concert on September is FREE for adults attending with children. Adults attending without children are asked to make a goodwill donation that helps to sustain future programs. Registration is suggested but not required.  To register for the free post-concert master class for advanced and advanced intermediate string students call (203) 254-0123 or email . Please visit the website at for more information about future concerts.
For questions or additional information, contact us at:

NYS Office Tel.: (203) 866-4100
Cell: (rehearsal hours) (203) 984-2658
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