Youth Symphony News

William Walton
November 14, 2018

Spitfire Prelude and Fugue is an orchestral composition by William Walton, arranged and extracted in 1942 from music he had written for the motion picture ... read more »

November 13, 2018

CALLING FOR ALL ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS, especially STRING PLAYERS:    The Duke Wind Symphony is hosting its annual VIENNESE BALL on Saturday, February 16, 2019. We are looking for musicians (especially, but not limited to, string players) to play... read more »

October 26, 2018

'The Planets' At 100: A Listener's Guide To Holst's Solar System One hundred years ago, a symphonic blockbuster was born in London. The Planets, by Gustav Holst, premiered on this date in 1918. The seven-movement suite,... read more »

September 26, 2018

DUSS Concerto Competition The DUSS Concerto Competition is open to all students in Concert String Orchestra and the Youth Symphony to enter.  The Competition Audition is open to the public and parents, teachers, and students are welcome to come and observe in the "stadium seating" of Nelson Music... read more »

September 7, 2018

The Planets, Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst.... read more »

August 2, 2018

Dear Youth Symphony Students, The following are excerpts for the upcoming leadership auditions for violins, violas, cellos, and bass students for the YS.  Applicants will be judged by their musicality, steady tempo, solid intonation, rhythm, posture, and technique. Throughout the year, leaders need... read more »

East Chapel Hill High School
May 2, 2018

This upcoming weekend is our concert weekend! Please note: Our Saturday May 5th rehearsal will take place at our usual time, but will take place at: East Chapel Hill High School (Band Room)500 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514  Go in main entrance road of... read more »

Rehearsal Photo
April 8, 2018

The sectionals will take place during our regular rehearsal time, so please come to rehearsal as usual at 10.00am. Sectional Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm We are so excited to have wonderful sectional coaches: Violin 1: with Shelley Livingston, Room 041 Violin 2: with Sara Moore, Room 104 (inside... read more »

Youth Symphony at Baldwin Auditorium
March 22, 2018

  Watch the video of our Spring March 10th 2018 concert, Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University   read more »

Romeo and Juliet movie still
March 8, 2018

Romeo and Juliet, a 1968 British-Italian romantic drama film directed and co-written by Franco Zeffirelli, based on the play of the same name (1591–1595) by William Shakespeare.   read more »

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