OWENSBORO, KY – The Owensboro Symphony Youth and String Orchestras are set to perform their annual Fall Concert. The event will take place on Monday evening, November 25, 2019 in the sanctuary of First Christian Church, 700 JR Miller Boulevard. Doors will open to patrons thirty minutes prior to the 7:00 p.m. performance. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance from any Youth Orchestra member, TheOSO.com or at the door on the evening of the concert.
The Youth Orchestra will perform a collection of music featuring Sousa’s The Gladiator March, Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger, works from Georges Bizet and more.
The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, through its sponsorship of the Youth and String Orchestras program gives specialized training to more than 100 talented young musicians each year, some of whom go on to join leading American symphony orchestras. Members represent every local and many regional high school and middle school bands and orchestras. In addition, several adults and college students, wishing to continue their careers as instrumentalists also rehearse and perform with the Youth Orchestra.
“The Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestras are celebrating their 50th Season this year.” said Gwyn Payne, Deputy CEO of the Owensboro Symphony. “The Symphony’s Board of Directors continues to place significant emphasis on commitment to advancing the performance opportunities of children within the region.”
The Youth Orchestra is under the direction of Tom Stites and the String Orchestra is directed by Wade Wiggins. In addition to weekly rehearsals, students are professionally coached by Owensboro Symphony musicians. The Youth Orchestras present two formal concerts each year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. In addition, the orchestras host a fundraising dinner where small ensembles from the youth orchestras are featured.