|Youth orchestra closes the season May 17 at GMC
The Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra culminates its 2013-2014 season with a spring concert in Weill Hall at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center on Saturday, May 17 at 3 p.m. The Youth Orchestra hosts fellow musicians from the Santa Rosa High School Wind Ensemble and String Orchestra. The ensembles perform separately and then join forces to play “Danzon No. 2” by Arturo Márquez for the concert finale.
The SRS Youth Orchestra, under the baton of Richard Loheyde, will play works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Sibelius as well as the first movement of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3. The Mozart will feature 14-year-old violinist Zachary Jörin, winner of the Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition. Jörin is in his second year with the Youth Orchestra and serves as assistant concert master.
Mark Wardlaw, clarinetist and saxophonist with the Santa Rosa Symphony and long-time music educator, directs the Santa Rosa High School Wind Ensemble and String Orchestra. These ensembles have earned the top ratings – Unanimous Superior – at CMEA (California Music Educators Association) Festivals throughout Northern California since 1994. In addition, bands from the program have been featured at three CMEA State Conventions.
Tickets for the performance are $17 general admission and $12 for students/seniors. Purchase general admission tickets online at www.santarosasymphony.com, call (707) 546-8742 or come in person to the SRS Patron Services office. Student and senior tickets are not available online.