Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

so_group_photoSaturday, June 10th at 7 PM at the Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University

Sponsored by Princeton Violins, LLC, Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra presents its 57th Annual Spring Concert at Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium. GPYO will feature Concerto Competition Winner, Anna Gugliotta performing Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto, first movement.   The Concert and Symphonic Orchestras will also present works by Beethoven, Berlioz, Borodin, Holst, Prokofiev,Suppe under the batons of Dr. Arvin Gopal and Mr. Kawika Kahalehoe.  This concert will be a delight to all as well as an inspiration to upcoming musicians in the area. Pre-concert reception is at Nassau Presbyterian Church (in front of Richardson Auditorium) for all ticket holders from 5- 6:30pm.

GPYO is made up of elementary to high school students from Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, entrance is by competitive audition. Through their involvement with the orchestra, gifted young musicians from across central New Jersey and Pennsylvania hone their skills as performers in a large orchestral group, as well as in chamber and quartet ensembles. They learn to work with others in pursuing common goals, and enrich all of our lives through public performances of classical music.

The concert orchestra is comprised of talented developing musicians ranging from middle school through high school. This ensemble offers students the full symphonic orchestra experience, which is not common amongst most school programs in New Jersey. The Symphonic Orchestra is the flagship ensemble for the GPYO. Students invited to play in the symphonic orchestra enjoy playing music of the highest
level, most of which is played by professional ensembles around the world.

Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra Winter Concert

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The Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra will be presenting it’s Winter 2014 concert at the Montgomery High School Performing Arts Center in Skillman, NJ. The concert will take place at 3:00 pm on December 14, 2014. This concert will feature not only our Symphonic and Concert orchestras, but also the premier performance of the newest GPYO ensemble, the GPYO Choir, under the direction of Ms. Jennifer Sengin. Our audience will be treated to the music of Tchaikovsky, Smetana, Edward Elgar, Richard Meyer and many, many more! Concert Orchestra is once again under the baton of Dr. Arvin Gopal, and the Symphonic Orchestra is led by Artistic Director, Mr. Kawika Kahalehoe.

At this time GPYO also is inviting students who would be interested in joining the orchestra or choir after the turn of the new year, to register for an audition. Anyone interested in choir should contact Mr. Matt VanDyke at
Questions about the orchestra auditions can be directed to Mr. Mark Morris at Registration forms for both groups are available on the GPYO website (

The Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra is very excited to once again be hosting a youth orchestra festival in Verizon Hall, at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. This festival will include performances from all four of GPYO’s
orchestras, plus the Hopewell Valley High School Orchestra. Symphonic Orchestra.

One of the highlights for the afternoon will be the performance of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with renowned cellist Yumi Kendall, the Assistant Principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.