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These 48 Children Performed There Best Music for a Standing Room Only Audience at the gifford youth orchestra's 16th annual celebration concert on November 2, 2019 at the gifford community center

SUE LORIMIER, has worked extensively as a chamber musician and accompanist over her more than 20-year career as a professional pianist. She received her Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance and a Graduate Degree in Piano Chamber Music from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. After completing her university studies, she began studying and teaching the Suzuki approach to learning music. With this method, very young children learn to play their instruments the way language is acquired, through Imitation. She became a registered Suzuki piano teacher and is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Currently, she teaches in Vero Beach and specializes in working with very young children and children with special needs. She has been associated with the Gifford Youth Orchestra as its primary piano teacher for four years.

annual fall concert - november 2, 2019

Gifford Youth Orchestra's 16th Annual String Concert "Silver Strings"

Celebrating 16 years of Music Education

that keeps children "Off the Street  and On the Stage!"

 

Because Silver is the gift for 16th anniversary We have chosen Silver Strings for our theme

 

The Concert will be held at the Gifford Community Center  4875 43rd Avenue, Gifford, FL 32967

on

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.  (Doors open at 1:30 P.M.)

 

past CONCERTS & EVENTS

A Night in the Garden December 6, 2018

On Thursday Dec 6, 2018, the Gifford Youth Orchestra held a fundraising event at the Garden Club of Indian River County. The "Stars" of the GYO entertained in small groups to donors and potential donors and supporters for over 2 hours, and board members mingled to answer anyone's questions about how "More Violins Less Violence" works, giving Executive Director Crystal Bujol the opportunity to talk to everyone there. All in all with tickets, donations, and silent auction sales, over $8,000 was raised to help offset some scholarship costs ($1900 per student).

Helping to keep the costs down, Sunrise Rotary of Vero Beach Girls Night Out group catered, served and cleaned up, with Marty Lewis of Sunrise Rotary of Vero Beach taking the evenings' photos; Bill Edelstein of the same Rotary Club brought his generator powered lights to keep the parking lot safe.


November Concert

On Saturday November 4, 2017, the Gifford Youth Orchestra performed their 14th Concert and new GYO Choir performed their first concert. It was to a packed house at the Gifford Community Center. There were 15 orchestra pieces played with 1 piano solo and 3 choir numbers...Just a  joyful afternoon of music by the GYO Stars. Director Dr. Bujol recognized Larissa Pelt for her years of service and as a parent to Luke Pelt, the oldest and longest member of the GYO at this time.

If you would like the orchestra to play at one of your upcoming events contact program director Iva Powell-Perry at 772-213-3007 or gyorchestra@gyotigers.org


GYO at Mike Block String Camp July 2017

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A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE!
 

 

January 10, 2017 - The Gifford Youth Orchestra performs at The Indian River County School Board meeting

 

2016

December 15, 2016 - Indian River County Principals' Lunch & Meeting

 

November 5, 2016 -  "The Magic of 13 Years" - 13th Annual Concert at the Gifford Community Center

January 8, 2016  - Dr. M. L. King Jr. Banquet

2015

November 2015 - Proclamation of Gifford Youth Orchestra Month in Indian River County (Download the pdf) 

The Concert is Free

Donations gratefully accepted to benefit the Gifford Youth Orchestra’s Tuition Fund

Come join us for an after- noon of chamber music by this mother daughter duo and special guests from the Gifford Youth Orchestra, String Program

Sunday,

December 29, 2019 at 3 PM

at the

Emerson Center

located at the intersections

27th  Avenue and 16th  Street Vero Beach, Florida

ABIGAL LOORIMIER can be considered either a prodigy or a successful product of the Suzuki method her mother taught. Considered one of America’s most talented young cellists when she was in high school, Abigail is set for a stellar career when she graduates next spring from London’s Royal College of Music. She studied with string chair of the Boston Conservatory, Andrew Mark, now works with Alastair Blayden, the associate

principal cello of the London Symphony. At  Royal College, founded in 1882, one of Europe’s most distinguished conservatories, she is a member of its Opera and Philharmonic orchestras and plays in several chamber music ensembles  She was the youngest member admitted to the 2016 Festival Orchestra of the Americas for its European tour and last year was a fellow with the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute in Washington, DC.

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By US Mail:

P O Box 691166
Vero Beach, FL  32969

 

By Telephone:

772-213-3007

 

Rehearsals and Classes at:

Gifford Community Center
4855 43rd Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32967   
 

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