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AYS Fall Concert
November 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm
The AYS opens the season with a special concert at the MAPS Air Museum in North Canton.
Did You Know?
Born in Hartford, Conn., Dudley Buck was one of the first American composers recognized for his religious music, primarily for organ.
Robert Lowden was a prolific composer, arranger and renowned clarinetist. His Armed Forces Salute, which features a nod to each branch of the armed forces, is probably one of the most widely used salutes to our military personnel.
About the Musicians
The Akron Youth Symphony (AYS) is one of the finest youth orchestras in Ohio and is the flagship ensemble of the Akron Youth Orchestra program. The Akron Youth Symphony provides an outstanding pre-professional educational experience for advanced music students.
The full orchestra performs major orchestral repertoire in a minimum of three public performances at various venues each season. Eric Benjamin, Assistant Conductor of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, also serves as Music Director of the Akron Youth Symphony beginning July 2015. Members of the professional Akron Symphony Orchestra serve as coaches for the Akron Youth Symphony, assisting students in developing their performance skills and preparing the challenging repertoire.