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?
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