The Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra will host its spring concert 3 p.m., May 6 at Carco Theatre, 1717 SE Maple Valley Hwy.
The orchestra is directed by Maestro Alexei Girsh and will perform works by Grainger, Holst, Dvorak, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Strauss and Purcell.
At this performance, student soloist Takakazu Maxfield-Matsumoto will perform the second movement of Boccherini’s Concerto in B-flat Major for Cello and Orchestra.
The Debut Orchestra conducted by Mike Chen will perform works by Rossini, Williams, and Rogers and Hammerstein.
Since 1986, the Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra has provided talented young musicians an opportunity to play in a full orchestra with a professional director. The junior Debut Orchestra, conducted by Mike Chen, was inaugurated in the fall of 2013 to develop younger musicians for the senior orchestra.
The goal of the orchestra has been to make this classical music education available to any qualified player in the community by offering it close to home and by keeping tuition costs low. The orchestra also serves as an additional activity for student musicians in school music programs to increase their playing skills while gaining an insight into the joy of participating in and listening to music.
General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and $5 for children 5 and under. All proceeds, including the orchestra’s silent auction and raffle basket fundraisers, will go to support student scholarships and the orchestra’s program.
The Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra and its Debut Orchestra (for developing musicians with at least one year of music instruction) meets at 6:30 pm on Monday evenings from September to April. Student musicians are invited to enroll in either of the orchestra’s two sessions. For more information please contact the Renton Community Center at 425-430-6700.
Information about RYSO can be found at the City of Renton’s Website, www.rentonwa.gov and www.rentonyouthorchestra.org.