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Saybrook College Orchestra at Yale - Concerts 2014
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Saturday, February 1, Battell Chapel, 7 pm
Program TBA
Friday, April 11, Battell Chapel, 7 pm
Program TBA
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The Saybrook College Orchestra was founded in the fall of 2001 by a group of undergraduates seeking a wider variety of approaches to the performance of orchestral music at Yale. Originally devoted to the chamber orchestra repertoire, SYO has grown to a full-sized symphony orchestra, comprising instrumentalists from all twelve of Yale’s undergraduate colleges, the university faculty, and several of the graduate and professional schools. Today, the Saybrook College Orchestra is over 90 musicians strong and plays a conspicuous role in the cultural life of both the university and the New Haven community.
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The Saybrook College Orchestra is deeply committed to educational and community outreach. In December of 2004, the orchestra presented an Educational Concert that was attended by over 900 students and teachers from all over the State of Connecticut. Narrated by the noted actress and Yale Drama School alumna Kate Burton, the concert featured selections from the classical repertoire as well as a suite of John Williams’ music from the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The second annual Educational Concert proved an even greater success, changing venues to Woolsey Hall to accomodate twice as many students. In March of 2005, SYO performed along with The Whiffenpoofs and Brass. on a benefit concert organized by Yale staff and students to aid the victims of the South Asia tsunami. These projects and many others are made possible in part through the support of Saybrook College, the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee, the Lewis Walpole Library, the Yale Bands, the Yale School of music, Orchestra New England, the Yale Philharmonia, and through the generosity of private donors and contributors.
Saybrook College Orchestra attracts musicians from all fields and majors, and strives to accommodate the busy schedules of its members. The orchestra rehearses once a week, on Friday afternoons from 2:30-5:00, in the Saybrook College Underbrook Performance Space.
Battell Chapel is wheelchair accessibile. Contact the Saybrook College Orchestra regarding other accessibility issues. For a virtual tour of Battell Chapel, select the following link.
Saybrook College Orchestra
P.O. Box 201428
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: 301.919.5809
Corner of College and Elm Streets
New Haven, CT
By Train
Amtrak and Metro-North Commuter lines service New Haven. Metro-North runs every hour from Grand Central Station in New York City. If you are coming from points other than New York, you should use Amtrak. Upon arrival at Union Station in New Haven take a cab to Battell Chapel.
From North or South on I-95 (East-West in CT)
At New Haven, take I-91 North towards Hartford/Springfield (from the South this will be a left-lane exit). From I-91 take Exit 3, Trumbull Street. At the end of the exit go straight. Follow Trumbull Street to Prospect Street and take a left on Prospect. Continue straight. Prospect becomes College Street. Look for Elm and College and park on the street.
From the North on I-91
At New Haven, take the exit for Trumbull Street. At the end of the exit go straight. Follow Trumbull Street to Prospect Street and take a left on Prospect. Continue straight. Prospect becomes College Street. Look for Elm and College and park on the street.
From Merrit/Wilbur Cross Parkway
Take Exit 61 Whitney Avenue. At the end of the exit, turn south on Whitney Avenue towards New Haven. Follow Whitney Avenue to Grove Street and take a right. Take your next left on College. Follow until College and Elm intersection. Look for parking on the street.
On-street parking in New Haven is metered in all the downtown-area streets which surround Battell. Yale's lots are by permit only during business hours. The nearest public parking (in order of convenience) can be found at the Temple Street Garages (Temple & Crown Streets), Broadway Parking Lot (Broadway near Elm Street) Chapel-York Garage (150 York Street), and the Grove Street Garage (65 Grove Street).
Students at Yale University are often identified by their residential college. There are twelve residential colleges at Yale: Berkeley, Branford, Calhoun, Davenport, Timothy Dwight, Jonathan Edwards, Morse, Pierson, Saybrook, Silliman, Ezra Stiles, and Trumbull. The abbreviations for their residential college and their year of graduation are appended to the student's name.  For example, a name might be followed by SM '11 because the student is in Silliman College and they will be graduating in 2011.
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