Youth Symphony News

Professor Tõnu Kalam
October 25, 2017

Our next rehearsal will be this Saturday, October 28th. Ms Shelley Livingston is out of town and we are very fortunate to have Professor Tõnu Kalam fill in for her at this weeks rehearsal. Prof. Kalam was born of Estonian parents and has lived in the United States since the age of two. Trained as a... read more »

Duke University String School Celebrating 50 years
October 16, 2017

Sunday, November 12 Dress Rehearsal: 1.45 pm - 3:00 pm at Baldwin Auditorium Concert Call Time:  5:10 pm - 5:45 pm All strings orchestra students... read more »

Maestro William Henry Curry
September 25, 2017

Youth Symphony Sectionals - Saturday, Sept 30th The sectionals will take place during our regular rehearsal time, so please come to rehearsal at 10.00 am. Sectional Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm We are excited to have wonderful sectional coaches: Violin 1: with Shelley Livingston, Room... read more »

Music Score
September 21, 2017

Please find the music for the Orange Blossom Special we will play at the November 50 Year Celebration. read more »

Concerto Competition Winner Jane Parris (photo by Laura Branan)
September 21, 2017

The application for the Concerto Competition is due on Sept. 30th. All Youth Symphony students are eligible, that includes all Strings, Winds, Brass and Percussion. The 2017 Duke University String School Concerto Competition will take place on October 28th starting at 1:00 pm in... read more »

Baldwin Auditorium
September 15, 2017

Please mark Your calendar and note our concert dates for 2017/2018: Fall Semester Concert 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend! Sunday, November 12 @ 6:30 pm, Baldwin Auditorium, Reception... read more »

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Stamp
September 7, 2017

The Symphony No. 5 in D major/D minor, Op. 107, known as the Reformation, was composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy in 1830 in honor of the 300th... read more »

September 7, 2017

This semester we are fortunate to have Lewis Randall join us on Contra Bassoon and Bassoon. Both instruments are very large and won’t fit in his car. Who could help out by giving Lewis a ride in a vehicle that can accommodate both him and his instruments to and from rehearsals? If you have space... read more »

Shelley Livingston & YS in concert
September 7, 2017

Dear Youth Symphony Musicians and Families,  Welcome to the 2017 Fall Semester with the DUSS Youth Symphony! We are looking forward to see you all at our first rehearsal this Saturday, September 9th, in the ... read more »

August 10, 2017

Dear Youth Symphony Students, The following are excerpts for the upcoming leadership auditions for violins, violas, cellos, and bass students for the YS.  Leaders need to abide by the attendance policy and set a good example to the other orchestra members with their preparation,... read more »