Sunday, April 19, 2009

Arklatex Youth Symphony performs side-by-side with orchestra players Mon, May 11, 7 pm, Byrd HS Auditorium under conductors Todd Gabriel, Beverly Houston, Christopher Allen

One of the highlights for the students of the Ark-La-Tex Youth Symphony Orchestra (ALTYSO), writes Dorothy Rivette, has been an end of the year side-by-side concert with the professional musicians, and this year will be no exception. The group is planning a concert for Mon, May 11, at Byrd High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

The ALTYSO would like to encourage music supporters to make donations to this event to help cover the cost of hiring the professional musicians, says Rivette. Participating musicians have agreed to perform this concert for whatever funds the ALTYSO can come up with, because they feel that this educational experience is very important for the young musicians.

Dr. Todd Gabriel will be conducting the professional orchestra and the side-by-side, and there will also be a short presentation by ALTYSO’s Advanced Orchestra conducted by Christopher Allen, and Sinfonia String Orchestra conducted by Beverly Houston.

Donations for this event can be made to ALTYSO at 10015 Norris Ferry, Shreveport, LA 71106, or on-site at the concert. All donations are tax-deductible.

The concert is free and open to the public.
Info at the ALTYSO website:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a lovely thing for the professional musicians to do. It has been hard on the adults not to have a symphony to attend, but we must not jeopardize the education of our youth. Bravo to the professional musicians for seeing that this concert happens. I hope everyone who enjoys classical music will come out and support this wonderful concert.