ROCKPORT — Young musicians from around the North Shore are set to play a free concert March 3.
The concert will feature 13 of the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestra’s (NMYO) string, woodwind, brass, and percussion chamber ensembles performing music by composers such as Holst, Mozart, Haydn, Rachmaninoff, and more.
Musicians from Ipswich include:
- Violinists Katharine Vellante, Nell Woolfolk, and Josiah Scarano
- Violists Keigan Iwanicki, Sandra Colameta, and Aviana Gahm-Diaz
- Cellists Carina Jones, Amelia Cormier and Madeleine Cormier and
- Trumpeter Isaac Bergner.
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Musicians from Rowley include flutist Madison Butler.
The arts event is the second in a series of free shows at Shalin Liu between Feb. 7 and May 9. Details are included in the flier below.
NMYO symphony orchestra musicians and select members of intermezzo orchestra participate in an eight-week chamber music program during which they are placed into small ensembles and coached by visiting professional musicians.
The NMYO chamber music concert is free and open to the public and is sponsored in part by the Gloucester and Manchester cultural councils, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Carriage House Violins of Johnson String Instrument, The Main Street Rockport Foundation of the Institution for Savings, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Demoulas Foundation.
NMYO provides youth musicians with “exceptional ensemble training and opportunities for personal growth through musical performance and community service,” organizers said in a statement.
It is led by music director Gerald J. Dolan Jr. of Ipswich and “an accomplished team of music professionals.”
NMYO’s 178 musicians come from more than 50 towns. Any student interested in participating can check out NYMO’s website, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-309-9833. Rehearsals are held weekly just off I-95 and Route 1 in Topsfield/Boxford.