Youth Symphony News

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 »

Vivaldi Project
February 9, 2018

There will be a STRINGS ONLY REHEARSAL this Saturday, February 10th, since we will be part of the DUSS Vivaldi Project Baroque Workshop. We will have no rehearsal for Winds, Brass and... read more »

Maestro William Henry Curry conducting the DS
January 30, 2018

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

the way to practise
January 30, 2018

From the Spring 2016 Issue of Stage & Studio | BY LOUISE LEE How you practice is a direct reflection of how you perform. Even if your playing in the practice room sounds good, you need to practice and learn the piece in a manner robust enough to withstand the pressure of onstage performance.... read more »

Youth Symphony at the 50th Anniversary Concert
January 9, 2018

Watch the YouTube video of the November 12, 2017 concert at Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University read more »

Duke Chapel in the snow
December 9, 2017

Today's Youth Symphony rehearsal is cancelled due to Wintery weather and road conditions. Our next rehearsal will be on Saturday, January 13th, 2018. read more »

Engraving of Domenico Carlo Maria Dragonetti
November 30, 2017

Domenico Carlo Maria Dragonetti (7 April 1763 – 16 April 1846) was an Italian double bass virtuoso and composer with a 3 string double bass. He stayed for thirty years in his hometown of Venice, Italy and worked at the Opera Buffa, at the Chapel of San Marco and at the Grand Opera in Vicenza. By... read more »