NORWALK - The Norwalk Youth Symphony will present its annual spring concert on Sunday, May 14, at 3 pm, at Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue.
NORWALK â The Norwalk Youth Symphony will present its annual spring concert on Sunday, May 14, at 3 pm, at Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue.
The Principal Orchestra, under the direction of Eckart Preu, will play Overture to Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky, LâArlesienne Suite No 2 by Bizet and Hungarian Rhapsody, op 68 by David Popper, with senior Hannah Hyun as cello soloist.
The Concert Orchestra, directed by Richard Brooks, will perform selections from Bernsteinâs West Side Story, âThe Polkaâ from The Golden Age by Shostakovich, and 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. James Andres will lead the two Chamber Orchestras in performances of works form the classical repertoire.
At this concert, graduating seniors will be recognized and the winner of The Ramer Award will be announced. The scholarship is given each year to a deserving NYS senior, who is chosen by fellow players on the basis of attendance, leadership, preparation and commitment.
Mr and Mrs Ramer were teachers and longtime residents of Norwalk who were quietly involved with many activities that contributed to the quality of life in their town. At their death, their estate was left to several local organizations, including Norwalk Youth Symphony. The organization is to use its grant for scholarships.
Prior to the concert, various chamber groups that are part of the NYSâs Small Ensembles Program, including string trios and quartets and a woodwind quintet, will perform outside the concert hall, in the atrium and on the stage.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, and will be available at the door starting at 2 pm. Young musicians interested in joining the Norwalk Youth Symphony and their parents are admitted free of charge. For further information, call 203/866-4100.