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Program

Short Overture To an Unwritten Opera Symphony No. 8 in B Minor (“Unfinished”)
Allegro moderato Andante con moto

Don Gillis Franz Schubert

Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra Intermission Ode to Joy Sonatine for Strings Ludwig van Beethoven/John Caponegro Elliot Del Borgo

Debra Ankney, conductor of both orchestras comprising the Cannon Valley Youth Orchestra, is in her ninth year as the director of orchestras at Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Faribault, where she also serves as chair of the Fine Arts Department. Her groups have received consistent superior ratings at regional and state competitions, including "Best in Site" for the jazz sub-section, a first ever for a string group in the state of Minnesota. Before joining the Cannon Valley Youth Orchestra, she was principal conductor for the Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras for two years. She is a specialist in the Bornoff Approach to string education and has given numerous workshops and clinics, both in the Midwest and the New England areas. She has been on the staff of the Bay State String Camp in Massachusetts for over ten years, where she has been the principal orchestra director as well as teacher of violin, viola, cello and bass classes. Paul Niemisto, conductor and founder of the CVRO in 1979, is a member of the St. Olaf College music faculty. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received additional conducting training at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg and at the American Symphony Orchestra League Institute. While in Canada during the 1970s he was a conductor of the Prince Edward Island Symphony and the South Shore Orchestra and was a playing member of the CBC Halifax Orchestra. Recently, he has been a regular summer traveler to Finland, where he teaches courses in conducting, performs in brass festivals, and conducts bands and orchestras. Since 1991 he has directed a Finnish-American brass ensemble, “Boys of America,” which has traveled widely and made recordings in the U.S. and Scandinavia. * * *
Acknowledgments We are grateful to the First United Church of Christ for the use of its sanctuary and to the Northfield Arts Guild for its support. We extend thanks also to the Northfield Community Education and Recreation Department and the music staff at Bridgewater Elementary School for providing rehearsal space for the CVRO. This concert is made possible in part by grants provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature.

Haydn Orchestra of the Cannon Valley Youth Orchestra Symphony No. 12 in G Major
I. Allegro

W.A. Mozart/Sandra Dackow William Hofeldt Percy E. Fletcher

The Gift Suite for Strings
II. Fiddle Dance

Mozart Orchestra of the Cannon Valley Youth Orchestra Highlights from Porgy and Bess George Gershwin/ Rosario Bourdon Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra Reinhold Glière/Belisario Errante

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Russian Sailors’ Dance

Combined Orchestras

Next year: 20th anniversary of the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra, 1979-1999.

Personnel
Cannon Valley Youth Orchestra, Haydn Orchestra
Violin Matthew Backstrom, Hampton Amy Behrens, Northfield Hannah Fonstad, Northfield Bryn Hendricks, New Prague Renie Ikeda, Fairbault Ian Johnson, Cannon Falls Inga Johnson, Dundas Leah Metz, Northfield Aeri Min, Fairbault Celia Oney, Northfield Sarah Rinehart, Northfield Tanya Ryabukhina, Fairbault Whitney Schoep, Cannon Falls Elizabeth Walsh, Red Wing Lauren Zwolenski, Dundas Viola Jessica Beilke, Northfield Taylor McCrady, Montgomery Joseph Meador, Nerstrand Sarah Stoltz, Morristown Cello Miles Harrison, Northfield Nick Wornson, Northfield Bass Kevin Brown, Northfield

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Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra
Paul Niemisto,Conductor
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Cannon Valley Youth Orchestra, Mozart Orchestra
Violin Jason Ankney, Faribault Claire Barvir, Northfield Sarah Dimick, Northfield Matt Eggers, Northfield Rachel Fonstad, Northfield Sarah Goldfeather, Northfield Nina Healy, Northfield Lars Jensen, Northfield Anneli Lukk, Northfield Hannah Reitz, Northfield Paul Vaillancourt, Faribault Libby Zorn, Northfield Viola Matt Grissom, Faribault Dan Rinehart, Northfield Leif Shackelford, Faribault Cello Robin Baur, Northfield Lindsey Freer, Northfield Bo Young Lee, Faribault Soyoung Park, Faribault Micah Wolfe, Northfield Bass Matt Hazelton, Cannon Falls

Cannon Valley Youth Orchestra
DebraAnkney, Conductor

Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra
Violin Nathan Bengston, Northfield Lisbeth Butler, Red Wing Sophie Dahle, Northfield Marcia Featherstone, Red Wing Robert Hanson, Northfield Clara Hardy, Northfield Vanessa Hazelton, Cannon Falls Petraya Juelfs, Northfield Deb Knutson, Owatonna Kristal Kuester, St. Olaf Jeff Longtin, Owatonna Pam Mount, Owatonna Lisa Olson, Webster Sarah Pierce, St. Olaf David Weinhandl, Cannon Falls Viola Meg Hargreaves, Northfield Jared Parish, Northfield Cello Andora Barvir, Northfield Tom Niemisto, Northfield Jane Rinehart, Northfield Cello, continued Mary Zoe Scott, Northfield Jonathan Stark, Northfield Tim Vick, Northfield Barb Wornson, Northfield Bass Kevin Clements, Northfield Matt Hazelton, Cannon Falls Nathan Wallace, Faribault Flute Cathy Penning, Northfield Kristin Ulstad, Northfield Oboe Terri Geffert, Northfield Kari Heimer, Northfield Clarinet Karen Frawley, Eagan Kathy Szydlo, Northfield Bassoon Elizabeth Bade, Northfield William Child, Northfield Horn Joan Vance Behr, Northfield Trish Culbert, Faribault Barb Wornson, Northfield Trumpet Steve Kriesel, Eagan Eli Perry, Apple Valley Ray Soper, Stillwater Trombone Carl Behr, Northfield Mary Dunnewold, Northfield Todd Harvey, Northfield Tuba Martha White, Northfield Harp Rachel Manderfeld, Northfield Elinor Niemisto, Northfield Percussion Gary Iseminger, Northfield Richard Wind, Northfield

Cannon Valley Festival Concert

First United Church of Christ, Northfield Saturday, November 21, 1998 at 4:00 p.m.