The Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) presents its season finale concert on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 3:00pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts. This concert will feature the MSYO 2012-2013 Concerto Competition winners, 14 year-old violinist Yunah Kim from Modesto High School was the MSYO Division winner and 12 year-old violinst Jonathon Altman from Ustach Middle School who was the Community Division winner.
The MSYO is currently in its 36th successful season serving nearly 100 member musicians and their families from over forty public and private schools in the Central Valley. Led by MSYO Music Director and the MSO Associate Conductor Ming Luke, the MSYO attracts outstanding musicians from area schools and allows them the opportunity to share their gift of music in an inspiring and challenging orchestral setting among their peers from all social, economic, cultural and geographical background. As a program within the Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association, MSYO members enjoy musical interactions with MSO musicians as well as guest artists and guest conductors through coaching, master classes, rehearsals and concerts.
The MSYO consists of three ensembles: 1) The Concert Orchestra is a prepatory strings only ensemble; 2) The Wind Ensemble is a beginner to intermediate woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble; and 3) The Concert Orchestra includes a full complement of intermediate to advanced string, woodwind, brass and percussion players. All three ensembles are formed through skill based auditions.
The MSYO Concerto competition is open to performers of all orchestral instruments, piano, guitar, saxophone, and voice under the age of 22 on May 11, 2013. There are two divisions for the competition: (1) Current MSYO members and (2) members of the community and surrounding regions. The Community Division is open to residents of Stanislaus, San Joaquin, and Merced counties. All candidates submitted a recorded audition CD and then finalists were advanced to the live audition round.
WHO: Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra
Concert Orchestra - Anne Martin, conductor
Wind Ensemble - Katye Leonard, conductor
Symphony Orchestra - Ming Luke, conductor
WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 3:00pm
Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto
Swallowtail Jig / Traditional
An Elizabethan Madrigal / Morley arr. Monday
Phantom of the Opera / Webber arr. Moore
Song for My Father / Silver arr. Bratt
Odalys Caro, piano soloist
Combined Concert Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
Anvil Chorus / Verdi arr. Dackow
Cajun Folk Songs / Frank Ticheli
You Can't Stop the Beat (from "Hairspray") / arr. Ted Ricketts
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A / J.B. Accolay
Yunah Kim, violin
Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 26 / Max Bruch
Jonathon Altman, violin
L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1 / Bizet
L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2 / Bizet
TICKETS: General Seating Tickets $10 Adults and $5 Youth. Tickets are available through the Gallo Center for the Arts Ticket Office at (209) 338-2100, Monday through Friday 10-6pm and Saturdays 12-6pm or at www.modestosymphony.org
The Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra is grateful to the many individual donors who help make this program possible.