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June 13, 2013

The Lookout: Orchestras holding auditions for young musicians

The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras will hold auditions for the 2013-14 season this Saturday.

Music students from throughout the region are invited to audition for the Symphony Orchestra (high school musicians), the Wind Ensemble (advanced wind players), the Intermezzo Orchestra (middle school musicians), the Overture and Prelude orchestras (elementary and middle school string players), the Junior Flute Choir (middle school flutists), the Flute Choir (high school flutists), and the Select Flute Choir (advanced high school flutists).

NMYO is the largest youth orchestra program in northeast Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Musicians come from more than 40 communities, including Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland, Newburyport, Rowley and West Newbury.

The auditions will take place at Trinity Episcopal Church, 124 River Road, Topsfield. To register and for details on requirements, visit www.nmyo.org. There is a $25 audition fee for new musicians.

For more information, call 978-309-9833 or email auditions@nmyo.org.

Tannery studios show off their talents

A new summer series celebrating the performing arts kicks off tonight at The Tannery Marketplace in Newburyport.

“Tannery Performs” will feature dance, acting and music performances from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Tannery event tent, 50 Water St.

The evening will start with The Actors Studio presenting scenes from “The Glass Menagerie” and “Agnes of God.” The Musical Suite will present the Max Pearl Quintet performing classic jazz standards, and the Joppa Dance Company will showcase teen student choreography.

Wrapping up the event are performances by the Faculty Percussion Ensemble from Zach Fields Drum Studio and DJ MiniWeapon, who will present a dub step dance set.

Additional “Tannery Performs” nights are scheduled for July 11, Aug. 8 and Sept. 2.

Lend a helping hand at summer shows

The Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series is looking for volunteers.

People are needed to help set up before performances, seat patrons and serve refreshments during intermission.

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