Youth Symphony News

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 »

The young Tchaikovsky
March 7, 2018

Although styled an 'Overture-Fantasy' by the composer, the overall design is a symphonic poem in sonata form with an introduction and an epilogue. The work is based on three main strands of the Shakespeare story.   read more »

Concert poster
March 1, 2018

This is our concert weekend, and our next rehearsal will be this Saturday, March 3rd, 2018. All musicians please arrive at 10.00am, so you have enough time to unpack and tune. Our Saturday rehearsal time is as always 10:15 am-12:15 pm in Bone Hall.  Our dress rehearsal will take place on Sunday,... read more »

Shelley Livingston conducting
February 15, 2018

February 20 @ 7:30 pm Conductor: Tonu Kalam Guest Conductor: Shelley Livingston As part of the Scholarship Benefit Concert Series, the award-winning UNC Symphony Orchestra will perform alongside the winners of the UNC Concerto Competition: Madeline Edwards, soprano; Margaret Lynch... read more »