Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra gets dramatic | Arts & Culture
CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The talented young musicians of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra are ushering in the spring season with a concert chock-full of some of the most dramatic music in the classical library.
The CSYO Spring Concert at 4 p.m. this Sunday, March 18 in Corbett Auditorium at CCM features music from Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Holst, Elgar and Shostakovich. CSO Assistant Conductor William White leads a program that also features CSYO Principal Cellist and Concerto Competition Winner Benjamin Fryxell.
The Orchestra, which draws on the best high-school musicians around the Tri-State, will open with Shostakovich’s fast and difficult Festive Overture, a joyous piece sometimes used in ice-skating competitions. Those not feeling festive can enjoy Brahms’ Tragic Overture later in the program.
Also featured is “Jupiter” from Gustav Holst’s The Planets, Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E-minor: Allegro (Movement IV, featuring Fryxell), and Tchaikovsky’s powerful Romeo and Juliet, whose love theme has been used in everything from The Jazz Singer to South Park.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. For more information and advance tickets, call (513) 381-3300 or visit www.cincinnatisymphony.org/csyo.
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