HVGO + Youth!

 

“HVGO did a marvelous job engaging Holyoke High School students with Philip Glass and Bach. Joyous and inspiring!”
Don Sanders, Executive Director
Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts 

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HVGO partners with Holyoke Summer Strings program, a five-week summer camp that teaches Holyoke Public School children violin, viola and cello … and now, guitar ensemble!
Lead by HVGO’s Assistant Musical Director Joseph Ricker, HVGO provides guitars and ensemble classes that culminate in a public performance. READ MORE

HVGO's Assistant Musical Director, Joe Ricker, leading the Holyoke Summer Strings Guitar Ensemble, (group I) at HSS' Summer Concert, Wisteriahurst Museum, Holyoke.

HVGO’s Assistant Musical Director, Joe Ricker, leading the Holyoke Summer Strings Guitar Ensemble, (group I) at HSS’ Summer Concert, Wisteriahurst Museum, Holyoke.

The younger group of violinists performing at Holyoke Summer Strings Concert, Wiseriahurst Museum, Holyoke.

The younger group of violinists performing at Holyoke Summer Strings Concert, Wiseriahurst Museum, Holyoke.

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HVGO has young players in the ensemble … The youngest to audition was 11 years old, joining when HVGO started in 2010! Learn about our young musicians here.

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“That Bach piece you played made me cry. That’s never happened to me before!”
No better review can be given an orchestra. Especially from a high school junior.
Read about HVGO’s in-school concert for students at Holyoke High School  … Music of Philip Glass, Bach, Wilco and renaissance dances. Facilitated by Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts Executive Director Donald Sanders. READ MORE

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As part of the Little River Music Series, HVGO played a matinée show for Hampton, Connecticut students, before our public concert the same night. Check out the kids’ reaction to our arrangement of Bartok’s Romanian Dance No. 3 … READ MORE
or watch a fun video of the rocking ending to Bartok’s Romanian Dance No. 3 and the kids’ reaction.

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HVGO performing at WGBH/WCRB Boston’s Classical Cartoon Festival, at Boston’s Symphony Hall. HVGO, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester the Cat, and Tweety, occupying one of Boston’s most revered of cultural landmarks!

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