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Scrollworks sessions are interviews and performances by faculty, students, and guests at the weekly Performance Today noon mini-concert for students and their families.
May 8, 2013, 5:52 am
The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra with Ginger Zingara performs in the lobby of the Alys Stephens Center before the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra concert on May 5, 2013. The performance is in honor of the Birmingham: Fifty Years Forward celebration of the Civil Rights movement. This piece is 'Russian Sailors' Dance'.
May 8, 2013, 5:43 am
Scrollworks wind ensemble led by wind teacher Katie Long performs 'Midnight Avenger' at Highlands United Methodist Church, Spring 2012.
May 8, 2013, 5:37 am
Scrollworks summer string ensemble led by Molly Goforth plays 'Simple Gifts' at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute for Member Day, 2012.
April 18, 2013, 6:34 am
Scrollworks percussion teacher Sam Herman and his group Iron Giant recently performed for students. Other members of the band are Seth Noble, Brett Huffman, and Justin Wallace.
March 31, 2013, 12:01 pm
What is the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra working on these days? These videos are to inspire our students to practice (it's fun to play along) and to show our parents and audience members what they look forward to hearing on May 5 at the Alys Stephens Center prior to the ASYO concert and our spring performance on May 11.
Amazing Grace has great significance as Birmingham is celebrating 50 years of civil rights (see my previous blog for the back story to Amazing Grace: No Civil Rights in Music?) so the MYOCA will be performing this arrangement by Del Borgo:
Largo from Dvorak's New World Symphony was influnced by the African-American spirituals that he heard when he visited the United States. "Goin' Home" was later adapted by a black composer Dvorak befriended while in the USA . It is truly one of the most beloved slow, lyrical pieces in the orchestral repertoire:
To show the excitement for the future of Birmingham, we're finishing with the famous Russian Sailor Dance by Gliere:
Enjoy these videos and support youth orchestra where you are.
January 10, 2013, 7:26 am
Joe plays 'Maple Leaf Rag' on piano on Sunday, December 16 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
January 10, 2013, 7:21 am
Noni plays 'Fur Elise' on piano on Sunday, December 16 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
January 10, 2013, 7:17 am
Shelby plays 'March in G' on cello on Sunday, December 16 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
December 25, 2012, 4:32 pm
The Scrollworks String Orchestra led by Ginger Zingara with Bridgette Lee assisting perform 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' on Sunday, December 16 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
This is the first instrumental ensemble for these intermediate string players.
December 25, 2012, 3:56 pm
The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and Music Director Ginger Zingara perform the 'Russian Dance Trepak' on Sunday, December 16 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.