Martin Dreiwitz, 1930-2022
Founder and Music Director Emeritus
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Martin Dreiwitz – LIYO’s Founder and Music Director Emeritus, at the age of 91. He was instrumental in enriching the lives of thousands of young people through music, education and travel, and his legacy will live on as LIYO carries on long into the future, as he intended.
Mr. Dreiwitz’s wishes were that a memorial and funeral be held with as many LIYO members and alumni in attendance as possible. Services will take place on Sunday afternoon, June 26, 2022 at Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mount Hebron Cemetery. All will be welcome and we hope as many of our LIYO family as possible will be able to attend.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations in his name be made to:
Long Island Youth Orchestra
6 Abby Road
Merrick, NY 11566
Auditions for LIYO’s 2022-23 Season:
LIYO is gearing up for season #61! Our audition period is now open for prospective new members to join our 4,000-plus student and alumni base who have been carrying on the LIYO tradition for the the last 6 decades. Applications and remote auditions will be accepted until sections are filled.
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