The Charles County Youth Orchestra will perform at Kris Kringle Marketplace
LA PLATA, Md. – The Charles County Youth Orchestra (CCYO), conducted by Dr. Osman Kivrak, will perform a holiday concert on December 11 at 5 p.m. at the Kris Kringle Market at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata. The program will include holiday favorites as well as popular classical composers such as Vivaldi, Handel and Mozart. Two CCYO seniors, Eileen Browning and Candace Jackson, will be featured in a performance of Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos. CCYO’s performance will be followed by fireworks at 6 p.m.
More information about the Kris Kringle Christmas Market can be found at this link:
CCYO is one of Southern Maryland’s largest youth organizations, providing music education and performance opportunities for talented young musicians ages 8-18 in Charles, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s and Calvert counties .
The mid-year auditions will take place on January 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Neighborhood Creative Arts Center in La Plata. You can find information about auditions here: https://www.charlescountyyouthorchestra.org/auditions
CCYO’s live performances in 2021 have included one orchestra concert, one concerto competition concert, and six chamber music concerts at the Alice Ferguson Foundation in Accokeek, MD and Christ Church, La Plata.
In 2020, during the pandemic, CCYO and its ensembles have been very busy: they have given eight online orchestral concerts, performance labs once a month and five master classes with world-class artists from the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Colorado Symphony and the National Symphony.
The Charles County Youth Orchestra is sponsored in part by grants from the Charles County Arts Alliance, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Rotary Club of Charles County, MD, the Charles County Charitable Trust, and the Knights of Columbus of Accokeek, MD . Other major contributors include Potters Violins, Gailes Violin Shop, and the Neighborhood Creative Arts Center in La Plata, as well as generous donations from individuals.
Photo: CCYO members and solo cellists Eileen Browning and Candace Jackson