On May 19, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra will present its Annual Gala and Season Finale performance celebrating 47 years of providing music education and performance opportunities to the young musicians of our community. We invite you to join us at the Meyerson Symphony Center for a memorable evening featuring dinner, a silent auction, and a sensational performance entitled ‘Viva Paris’ featuring the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra’s premier ensemble, under the direction of Richard Giangiulio. The concert, in collaboration with the Plano Civic Chorus and Rainelle Krause, soprano, will include Poulenc’s Gloria, as well as selections from Bizet’s Carmen, Durfle’s Ubi Caratis and the powerful Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 by Berlioz.
The Annual Gala and Season Finale performance is the sole fundraising event for the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. The funds raised at this event contribute significantly to the organization’s ability to provide much needed services and once in a lifetime musical opportunities for the youth in Dallas and North Texas. GDYO is in a season of growth, now serving over 2,000 young musicians through nine ensembles, as well as subsidized music programming within underserved DISD schools. Additionally, the organization is preparing for an Italian performance tour for the Wind Symphony, in July of 2019, and a tour of China for GDYO in the summer of 2020.
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra provides wholesome, challenging musical opportunities for special young musicians who come from 50 different communities and over 120 different schools. Support in the form of a sponsorship would be truly significant to the success of the event, which in turn will provide valuable funding that enables GDYO to extend its reach to the greater Dallas area and beyond.
We hope that you will consider supporting GDYO through this event, and helping the organization provide essential music education and programming within our community!