The South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra kicks off their season with a performance at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. in the Campus Auditorium of Northside Hall. The concert will include performances by the South Bend Youth Concert Orchestra and the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra.
In a program of old meets new and East meets West, the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras will perform music by composers that played pivotal roles in shaping classical taste in America, as well as newer works by uniquely American composers. The South Bend Youth Concert Orchestra will perform Slavonic Dance No. 3 by Antonín Dvořák, Jazz Pizzicato by Leroy Anderson, Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms, and The Magic of Leroy Anderson (“Forgotten Dreams” and “Pink, Plank, Plunk”) as arranged by Bob Cerulli.
Emilie Grondin directs the South Bend Youth Concert Orchestra.
The South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra, directed by Robert Boardman, will perform Lyric for Strings by George Walker who, in 1996, was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. They will also perform Symphony No. 8 by Antonín Dvořák, and Lenore No. 3 by Beethoven.
The program also features two new pieces by Chinese-born, American composers; Bright Sheng and Tan Dun. Bright Sheng’s lush arrangement of Brahms’ Piano Intermezzo No. 2 is imaginatively titled “Black Swan.” Tan Dun, famous for composing the music for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, composed his Internet Symphony No. 1 ‘Eroica’ for the world premiere of the Youtube Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall.
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 p.m. Sunday, November 3
Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
1825 Northside Blvd.
Tickets $4-$6 -students/children free