2013-2014 marks the 42nd season of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras. The world-renowned GDYO, the most advanced orchestra in the program, has a full season of concerts. The ensemble brings together 110 of the DFW area’s best high school musicians, and their three concerts at the Meyerson will be the showcase of the season.
Join us on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 7:30pm as the Greater Dallas Youth Symphony opens the season with a tribute to Benjamin Britten on the 100th anniversary of his birth! The concert will feature Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Arvö Part’s Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten, Holst’s The Planets. Also featured on this concert will be Samantha Choo, Winner of the 2013-2014 GDYO Concerto Competition, performing Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Mvt. 1, by Saint-Saëns.
Program notes are available here.
We hope to see you all on Sunday for this spectacular opening to the season!
Each year, the GDYO program offers concerto competitions for four of the ensembles—Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, Philharmonic, Wind Symphony, and Flute Choir. These competitions cultivate solo performance, encourage personal excellence, and acknowledge the high degree of talent and hard work exhibited by individual musicians in the program.
Dallas area professional musicians—Greg Hustis, Principal Horn of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Anshel Brusilow, conductor and composer and Chair in Orchestral Studies at the University of North Texas—judged the orchestra members of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra at their competition on September 7. The 2013-2014 winner is violinist Samantha Choo, who will perform Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, I. Allegro non troppo, on October 27th, 7:30 p.m., at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
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