Music Director Robert Spano will lead the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) in its Crescendo Concert on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center.
Mr. Spano, who has been rehearsing the Youth Orchestra for the past two months in preparation for this performance, will conduct Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1. Mr. Spano will also narrate Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, which will be led by Youth Orchestra Music Director Jere Flint. The program will also include Rolan Duvvury’s A Time of Hopeand Gould’s American Salute.
“It is so important that the students of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra have the opportunity to work with Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles,” said Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Senior Director of Education and Community Engagement Mark Kent. “Both Robert and Donald embrace our students as members of the Atlanta Symphony family. By sharing themselves with these talented young musicians, they elevate the quality of our student training programs and infuse inspiration into the Youth Orchestra’s work.”
Youth Orchestra Music Director Jere Flint will lead the Youth Orchestra’s Finale Concert — the final performance of its 2011–12 season — on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
Established in 1974, the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra provides Atlanta’s most talented and dedicated students an outlet to perform masterworks. Each year, more than 300 instrumentalists ages 13-18 audition for one of 120 seats in the orchestra. The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra presents three concerts each year, in addition to the Atlanta Symphony Kid’s Christmas concerts, and members have exclusive invitations to participate in readings and master classes with the top artists in the instrumental music industry.