Did you know?

Louise Farrenc (1804-1875)
Farrenc was a French composer, pianist and teacher, and one of the most influential musical figures of the 19th century. She took to piano from a young age and applied for the prestigious Paris Conservatory, aged 15.

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Like many people you most likely will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. But in honor of National Women’s History month, be sure to check out the incredible women in history who made HUGE contributions to music. There are so many!

You’ve also GOT TO observe these SPECIAL DAYS in March…
March 1 – World Compliment Day (remember to compliment your family members too!)
March 6 – Dentists Day (so be nice to yours)
March 19 – Let’s Laugh Day (this should be EVERY day)
March 21 – Absolutely Incredible Kid Day (be one!)
March 22 – International Goof Off Day (Oh yeah!)
March 24 – Chocolate Covered Raisins Day (uhhh)

HEY! The new Performance Gallery page is up…

Feast your eyes (all of them) on the new Performance Gallery page showcasing images of PYO musicians in concert and pdf’s of the print programs. Any ideas on what you’d like to see, give a shout out!



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The PYO is a string orchestra for students in grades 5-12 who want to learn, or who already play, violin, viola, cello or bass. Our goal is to support local schools in their endeavor to create thriving music programs by providing the opportunity for students to play together after school. Our students receive teaching and mentorship from members of the Prescott Symphony Orchestra organization.

When they reach high school, our students can join their local high school orchestras. Exceptional PYO students can also continue on to play in the Prescott Pops Symphony, where they will continue to receive mentorship from professional musicians. Our dream is to make the Prescott area a haven for string players of all ages.

Playing music has been shown to boost brain health, reduce stress and improve coordination, confidence, and the ability to focus. Playing music is a great way to have fun and make friends too!