Every fall, ESYO’s flagship ensemble, the Youth Orchestra, presents a Young People’s Concert to the region’s school children. During this one-hour performance in historic Proctors Theatre, children gain an appreciation for classical music as they watch musicians, not much older than themselves, perform selections from music by famous composers. This interactive concert offers an opportunity for school children to learn about different kinds of music, composers, and more. Narrated by CBS 6 News Anchor Liz Bishop, along with the help of a mystery guest, the program is carefully scripted and themed to appeal to students in elementary and middle school. A guide for teachers is made available to help prepare the students before the concert.
Information and applications for the concert are mailed to area schools at the start of each school year. Reservations are made through the schools or home-school associations.
Tchaikovsky is LOST in TIME! Come to the concert and help Tchaikovsky return to his time period and find his Fourth Symphony. Program includes excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture, and Barber’s Second Essay. The winner of ESYO’s Concerto Competition will also treat us to a section of his or her piece.
Past Young People’s Concerts:
2011: Harry Potter will keep Lord Voldemort at bay and make sure the music is heard.
201o: Mussorgsky was finding a lot more than just Pictures at an Exhibition! (With help from Elvis!)
2009: Scheherazade will let the music tell stories to the Sultan.
2008: Sherlock Holmes will find the clues to make the music happen!
2007: Shakespeare will show how music tells stories.