Meet the Orchestra! Story Hour

Meet the Orchestra! The YSO joins the Yakima Valley Museum’s Story Hour on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00am. We’ll read a story about a famous musican or composer, learn about music and instruments and meet YSO and other musicians in our community.

*Special opportunities for parents/guardians of young children!

Date Theme Instrument Musician (or Activity)
9/6/2017 TBD TBD TBD
8/16/2017 TBD Violin Maestro Lawrence Golan, YSO Music Director
8/2/2017 TBD TBD TBD
7/5/2017 The Cello Cello Christy Baisinger, Yakima Ensemble for Strings Conductor, Cellist
6/7/2017 The Piano Keyboard Danene Knudsen, Former YSO Keyboard Principal, Teacher
5/3/2017 Beethoven Violin Kelly Iverson, Violinist and Teacher
4/5/2017 Die Fledermaus Opera Violin Denise Dillenbeck, YSO Concertmaster, Violinist, Teacher
3/1/2017 A Brave New World The Body Heather Wayman, Belly Dancer [appearing on our March 18 concert]
2/1/2017 The Romantic Composers Voice Justin Raffa, YSO Chorusmaster, and Friends!
1/4/2017 The Romantic Composers Cello Dr. Paul Reiss, YSO Board Member and Cellist
12/7/2016 The Romantic Composers Keyboard Mystery Guest!
11/2/2016 The Classical Composers Keyboard Mystery Guest!
10/5/2016 The Baroque Composers Multiple! Rosemary Gottlieb, Mitzi Casey & Friends!
9/7/2016 The Chorus! Voice Justin Raffa, YSO Chorusmaster
8/17/2016 16-17 YSO Season Violin Maestro Lawrence Golan, YSO Music Director
8/3/2016 The String Section! Viola Kathy Dyblie, Violist, Youth Ensemble Community Volunteer
7/6/2016 The Flute! Flute Esther Hibbs, YYSO Graduate 2016, Flutist
6/1/2016 The String Section! Double Bass Jeff Norwood, Instructor of Music, YVCC
5/4/2016 Shakespeare, Bernstein Voice Nancy Beier, Opera Singer
4/6/2016 Shakespeare, Berlioz Violin Isabella Braganza, YYSO Violinist
3/2/2016 Shakespeare, Liszt Bassoon Sarah Thompson, Community Member
2/3/2016 Shakespeare, Mendelssohn Violin Denise Dillenbeck, YSO Concertmaster, Violinist and Teacher;
and Celisa Hopkins of the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy
1/6/2016 Shakespeare, Korngold Cello Lori Sharley, Cello Teacher
12/2/2015 Shakespeare, Handel Voice Mary Sundquist, Yakima Symphony Chorus Member
11/4/2015 Shakespeare, Elgar Cello Alex Pualani, Cellist, Teacher, YAMA Teaching Artist
10/7/2015 Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky
and Prokofiev
Cello Anna Fassett, Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra Principal Cello;
and Lena Fassett, Violin
9/2/2015 Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky Violin/Fiddle Kelly Iverson, Violinist and Teacher
8/26/2015 15-16 YSO Season Violin Maestro Lawrence Golan, YSO Music Director
8/5/2015 The Beatles Guitar Ben Johnson, Seasons Executive Director, Teacher
7/1/2015 Gershwin Keyboard Danene Knudsen, Former YSO Keyboard Principal, Teacher
6/3/2015 Opera Voice Nancy Beier, Opera Singer
5/6/2015 Mahler Peruvian Panpipes Dr. Oscar Bailon, Community Member
4/1/2015 Bizet Cello Bruce Walker, Conductor, Cellist and Teacher
3/4/2015 Strauss Trombone Roger Finch, YSO Trombone Player
2/4/2015 Tchaikovsky Trumpet Jeff Smith, Trumpet Player 
1/7/2015 Debussy Violin Denise Dillenbeck, YSO Concertmaster, Violinist and Teacher
12/3/2014 Percussion Percussion Josh Gianola, YSO Percussion Principal
11/5/2014 Brahms Violin, Cello YSO Orchestra “Memory” Game; Paper Doll Orchestra
10/1/2014 Mozart Cello Dr. Paul Reiss, YSO Board Member
9/3/2014 Beethoven Violin Maestro Lawrence Golan, YSO Music Director