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Breath Of Inspiration

Disney Hall

Acts

Colin Clarke, Director
Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra (Canada)
Colin Clarke, Director

Gwen Wyatt, Director
Gwen Wyatt Chorale (CA)
Gwen Wyatt, Director

Scott Stewart, Director
Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony (GA)
Scott Stewart, Director

Participating Groups

Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra

The Gwen Wyatt Chorale & La Verne Uuniversity Choir

Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony

Special Guests

Artist's Name

Scott Stewart

Artist's Name

Gwen Wyatt

Artist's Name

Colin Clarke

Participating Group Directors

Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony
Scott Stewart
Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony
 
The Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony (AYWS) was founded in 1988 as the premier honor wind ensemble for high school youth for the Atlanta metropolitan area. Its purposes are to provide a positive musical experience in an artistic environment for advanced high school instrumentalists in wind and percussion performance, and to supplement the outstanding music education programs in the public and private schools in the region.
 
The AYWS has appeared on Public Radio International's acclaimed radio program "From the Top" and has performed at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, the MENC National Convention in Milwaukee, the North Carolina Music Educators Association State Convention in Winston-Salem, the Georgia Music Educators Association state in-conference in Savannah, the CBDNA/NBA Regional Conference in Atlanta, and in exchange concerts with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony in Dallas.
 
The AYWS is based at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. It presents four annual concerts at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, commissions new music for wind band regularly, participates in national tours, and features guest conductors, composers, and soloists of renown.
 
 
 
 

The Gwen Wyatt Chorale & La Verne Uuniversity Choir
Gwen Wyatt
Gwen Wyatt Chorale
 
The Gwen Wyatt Chorale, organized in 1988, is a community chorus with multi-ethnic and multi-generational membership. The Chorale has appeared all over the world in the most celebrated venues singing masterworks of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, and American composers. The group, however, distinguishes itself as interpreters of African American spirituals in the time honored way as coached by Jester Hairston. They have received project grants in support of this concept from various Arts Commissions and Durfee ARC Grants. The Chorale has released a CD, Rock My Soul. Contact wyattchorale@aol.com or www.gwenwyattchorale.com for additional information.
 
 

Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra
Colin Clarke
Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra
 
Now in its 22nd season, the award-winning Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra has earned a reputation nationwide as one of the leading performance ensembles of its kind in Canada, boasting collaborations with renowned composers such as Eric Whitacre and guest artists such as Jens Lindemann and the United States Army Herald Trumpets. In 2006, TYWO became the first Canadian youth wind ensemble to perform at Carnegie Hall, an honor it was invited to repeat in 2011 in celebration of its 20th anniversary. TYWO provides positive, life-enhancing experiences for young Toronto musicians through the study and performance of wind band literature.