Student Life

WYSO Tour

 

On Saturday, March 12th, the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Philharmonic Orchestra traveled to Minneapolis for their 1st ever out-of-state tour. The bus left from the Humanities building on the UW campus at 6:30AM. JMM students Eden Foster, Miranda Moulis, Brian Nelson, Simran Sandhu, Ryan Treves, and Naomi Wong.

 

B: Brian Nelson, Junior              S:Simran Sandhu, Junior                E:Eden Foster, Junior

Q: What instrument do you play?

B: Tuba

S: Viola

E: Violin

 

Q: How long have you been in WYSO?

B: This is my second year

S: This is my fifth year

E: I’ve been in WYSO for 2 ½ years

 

Q: What was memorable about this trip?

B: It was cool to perform with another orchestra and see their performance.

S: Spending time with my orchestra and making new friends with GTCYS

E: Becoming friends with people in GTCYS orchestra

 

Q: Favorite piece played?

B: March from Symphonic Metamorphosis on the eves of Cave Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith.

A: March from Symphonic Metamorphosis on the eves of Cave Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith.

E: Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner

 

Q: What was the trip like for you?

B: It was exhausting, but it was fun.

S:Tiring but enjoyable

E: It was fun. I also thought it was a good bonding experience for the orchestra members.

 

Q: Favorite piece the other orchestra played?

B: Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin

S: Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Dalila, Op 47 by Camille Saint-Saëns

E: Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Dalila, Op 47 by Camille Saint-Saëns

 

Q: Do you think it was a good idea to have an overnight trip? Why?

B: I think an overnight trip was a great idea because it gave us the opportunity to experience some more things than just showing up at a school, playing, and then leaving. It also helped strengthen bonds between orchestra members.

S: I thought it was a good idea to expand our contact with other youth orchestras, but it was very tiring.

E: Yes, because it gave us more time for fun activities.

 

Q: Would you do it again?

B: Yes, but I’d prefer a later morning start next time.

S: Yes, but only with friends.

E: Yes, it was a fun and memorable experience.

 

Q: Any other comments?

B: It would’ve been nice to have more free time, a later morning when we left, and more time to get to know the members from the other orchestra.

E: I loved working with the GTCYS conductors and getting a new perspective on our pieces.

 

– Audrianna Wu and Naomi Wong

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