First of three free concert performances takes place Sunday, November 18 at 3 pm in Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church
On Sunday, November 18 at 3 pm at the Kettering Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Conductor Karen Young and the Dayton Philharmonic Junior String Orchestra will present the first of three, free concerts. Performed by musicians who are currently students in grades 6–12, the repertoire includes works by four different composers from three different countries and several different eras.
Conductor Karen Young will start the concert with the Concerto in A Minor for String Orchestra by Antonio Vivaldi/J.S. Bach (Italy/Germany). Next, the young musicians perform selections from Guiseppi Verdi’s La Traviata (Italy), followed by the String Sonata No. 2 in A major by Gioacchino Rossini (Italy). And the concert concludes with the JSO playing selections from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (Russia).
Junior String Orchestra members rehearse every Saturday from 9:30 am-12:00 pm, September – March. The Junior String Orchestra consists of 51 students in grades 6-12 representing 22 different schools in the Greater Dayton area. Membership in the Orchestra is through competitive audition.
The second JSO concert is scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2007 at 2:00 pm at the Dayton Art Institute Auditorium. It, too, is free.