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South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra performs February 23

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The South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra performs their second concert of the season at 4 pm on Sunday, February 23, in the Northside Hall Campus Auditorium. The concert will include performances by the South Bend Youth Concert Orchestra and the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra.

The Symphony Orchestra will feature a performance of George Gershwin's 1924 American masterpiece "Rhapsody in Blue," featuring Toradze Piano Studio member Natasha Stojanovska. The program will also include two modern works by both of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's composers-in-residence: Mason Bates, and Anna Clyne.

Bates' energetic "Mothership" composed for the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra, imagines the orchestra as a mothership that is ‘docked’ by several visiting soloists, who offer brief but virtuosic riffs on the work’s thematic material over action-packed electro-acoustic orchestral figuration.

Clyne's 2005 "Rewind" is inspired by the image of analog video tape rapidly scrolling backwards with fleeting moments of skipping, freezing, and warping. Also on the program is Duke Ellington's "Solitude," an ode to the Harlem Renaissance and the enduring influence of jazz in American music. The South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra is directed by Robert Boardman.

The South Bend Youth Concert Orchestra will perform Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi, arranged by Sandra Dackow, Variations on a Shaker Melody from "Appalachian Spring" by Aaron Copland, and Symphony No. 1, by Ludwig van Beethoven, arranged by Merle Isaac. Emilie Grondin directs the South Bend Youth Concert Orchestra.

The South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras are a collaborative project in the Michiana community with the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IU South Bend. In an effort to provide young musicians with an opportunity to rehearse and perform in a larger ensemble the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras were formed. Carrie Cimildoro-Beem serves as the executive director of this organization.

Tickets are available to adults for $4 in advance and $6 at the door through the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts Box Office. Students and children receive tickets free of charge. Seating is general admission. For more information and to get tickets visit arts.iusb.edu or call 574.520.4203.

South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras
4 pm Sunday, February 23
Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
1825 Northside Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46615
Tickets $4-$6 | students/children free
574.520.4203 | arts.iusb.edu