05 Oct 2017

Hawaii Youth Symphony to Play with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra

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Hawaii Youth Symphony’s top orchestra, Youth Symphony I (YSI), will perform with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on Thursday November 2 at 7:30 pm. Each HSO musician will sit next to a YSI musician, making for an unforgettable evening for the youth symphony musicians, Hawai‘i Symphony musicians and the audience.

The 2017-2018 edition of YSI is composed of 103 of Hawaii’s top high school students, grades 9-12, representing 23 public, home, and independent schools on Oahu and Maui. These students were selected for the orchestra through competitive, blind auditions held last May, and rehearse once a week from August-April.

Joseph Stepec, the current music director of the UH Mānoa Symphony Orchestra (UHSO) at The University of Hawai‘i, will conduct this concert. The side-by-side group will perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Op. 96, John Corigliano’s Mannheim Rocket, John Williams’ Yoda’s Theme from Star Wars and Jean Sibelius’ Finale from Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43.

Tickets: Tickets are general admission, $20 for adults and $10 for students, and are available online, at the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra Box Office, 3610 Waialae Avenue, or by calling 94-MUSIC (946-8742).