The Academy of Saint Cecilia Youth Orchestra (ASCYO) is a non-profit organization that offers five performing ensembles, three orchestras, one band, and a beginning brass, woodwind and percussion program for aspiring young musicians.
Founded in 2001, the Academy of Saint Cecilia Youth Orchestra’s mission is to serve the community by providing opportunity for young musicians to attain musical excellence through instruction, rehearsal and public performances of the great musical compositions of the past and present. The objective of the Academy is to foster a holistic and wholesome environment where music and the arts are connected to the other areas of life in a balanced setting. The services provided to young people in music are given without regard to sex, race, religion, or national origin.
Dance Unlimited is well known for providing quality instruction for the past 25 years in all dance styles, tiny tots thru adult. Poised and well trained dancers are the hallmark of Dance Unlimited, under the Direction of Donna B Grim. 70+ classes are offered, plus recreational and competitive teams, acting and voice classes, musical theatre workshops, and main stage productions. A triple threat facility (sing, dance, act) DU, housed at the Performing Arts Factory, boasts 4 studios, a 100+ seat theatre for student performances, snack bar, homework room, parent observation lounge, affordable family rates, family discounts* and end of the year recital at the Weinberg Center.
“Nashville’s own performer.” -The Country Music Encyclopedia
Ronnie Milsap ranks as the pre-eminent country soul singer of his generation. He also represents much more than any two-word definition can convey: a humble, overtly friendly fellow with a talent as vast and multi-dimensional as the American South. Milsap provided country music with one of its most important voices, as the genre was moving beyond its rural roots into the mainstream of modern entertainment. Country music couldn’t have found a man more suited to lead the charge. Steeped in the mountain music of the North Carolina hills and schooled in classical piano, Milsap early in life found inspiration in a wide variety of music. Even as he mastered Beethoven and Mozart, his heart belonged to hardcore country and rhythm-and-blues — music he heard beamed from powerful radio stations located in Nashville. Those earthy sounds about life and love provided a young, impoverished blind boy with a connection to a world beyond the harsh reality of his daily existence.
Awards: Named male vocalist of the year by the Country Music Association, 1974, 1976, and 1977; album of the year awards from Country Music Association, 1975, 1977, and 1978; named entertainer of the year by the Country Music Association, 1977; Grammy Awards 1986, for “Lost in the Fifties Tonight,” and 1987 (with Kenny Rogers) for best country vocal duet.
Students from Frederick County Public School’s 5th grade Honors Chorus grace the stage of the Weinberg Center for the Arts. This year’s guest conductor will be Brent Talbot. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the FCPS Elementary Honors Chorus- an auditioned group of 5th grade students representative of the top 5% of their school’s grade enrollment. These students rehearse on their own, with their music teachers, and with a professional conductor to prepare for this special concert. The program represents a wide spectrum of musical genres, and showcases the remarkable talent of our elementary singers.
(Children under the Age of 3 may sit upon a lap and do not require a ticket)
$12.00 – Matinee (1 PM Shows)
$16.00 – Evening (6 PM Shows)
We are proud to announce that the theme for our Annual Recital this year will be “24/7 P.R.I.D.E.”. All information regarding the recital will be available on March 15 in the recital booklet. All the forms
necessary to make your recital experience as smooth as possible will be in the booklet. PARENTS OR STUDENTS 16 YEARS AND OLDER must come into the studio and sign out your booklet and forms.
Costumes are arriving daily and we are doing our best to get them out to you in a timely manner. Your teacher will let you know at the beginning of class if your costumes have arrived and the last 10-15 minutes of class will be dedicated to trying on costumes to ensure that there are no issues. We will address costume issues as they present themselves.
IMPORTANT: There will be a label on your child’s costume bag that will give you pertinent dates and information for their recital piece.
Erik Larson’s best-selling books include such far-ranging topics as a serial killer on the loose at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair to the the journey of the Lusitania. Larson, a master of narrative non-fiction, incorporates actual journals and survivor accounts to bring each defining event in his books to life. Larson’s real-life thriller, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, hit the top spot on The New York Times bestseller list and the paperback debuts this spring. The Devil in the White City, on The New York Times bestseller list, is currently being made into a feature film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese.
A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Russian history, language and culture, Larson also received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, The New Yorker and other publications. Larson has also taught non-fiction writing at San Francisco State, the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and the University of Oregon.
This event is free and open to the public. No tickets required.
VIP Meet-&-Greets with Mr. Larson will be held on the Weinberg mezzanine beginning at 5:30pm; includes a photo and book. Please call the Box Office at 301.600.2828 for Meet-&-Greet tickets.
Benefits Children & Families in the Hillcrest / Waverley Communities
Each and every year, our loyal family audiences ask us, “How do you do it? A great show for all ages every year. We LOVE it!” Our show producer, Russell “RG” Smith spends hours upon hours of time reviewing acts and has another excellent show planned for 2016. We have a blend of new and returning acts, so, get ready for another great year. Oh, and please bring a few new families to the show this year so they, too, can experience the best-family-night out they can imagine.