2012-2013 marks the 41st season of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras. The world-renowned GDYO has a full season of concerts. Hot off their European tour this summer, the top ensemble, the GDYO, brings together 105 of the DFW area’s best high school musicians, and their four concerts at the Meyerson will be the showcase of the season.
The season opener kicks off the year on October 28, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Meyerson. The GDYO will perform Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in g-minor, Op. 63 with special guest soloist Nathan Olson, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Co-Concertmaster, and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 in D-major, Op. 43.
The annual “Holiday Magic” on December 12, 2012, 7:30 pm features over 200 youth on the stage of the Meyerson. Along with the Youth Chorus of Greater Dallas, the GDYO will perform works for Chorus along with Prokofiev’s Troyka from Lieutenant Kijé and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 in g-minor, “Winter Dreams” (selections from) and more!
On March 3 at 7:30pm, the youth orchestra will present its Symphonic Spectacular, featuring Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A-major, Copland’s Suite from Billy the Kid, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in e-minor, Op. 98.
The grand finale of the 41st season is Sunday, May 19 at 7:30pm. Featured on this program will be Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Op. 96, a yet to be determined concerto performed by the 2012-13 GDYO Concerto Competition Winner, Wagner’s Arrival of the Guests at Wartburg from “Tannhaeuser”, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, featuring Elizabeth Racheva, soprano.
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