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AYO Side-by-Side Concert
March 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm
The Akron Youth Orchestras will present their Side-by-Side Concert at the Medina Performing Arts Center.
Did You Know?
Composed in 1878, Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, catapulted the composer to fame outside of Bohemia. (Source: The NPR Listener’s Encyclopedia of Classical Music)
Italian composer Gioachino Rossini brought an end to the old order in Italian opera by creating a foundation for the Romantics through his emphasis on advancing the drama through music, without abandoning the art of “beautiful singing.” (Source: The NPR Listener’s Encyclopedia of Classical Music)
Maurice Ravel found raw material for his compositions wherever he looked, and his music expresses itself in the transformation and shaping of conventional ideas into the most viscerally exciting of musical gestures. (Source: The NPR Listener’s Encyclopedia of Classical Music)
About the Musicians
The Akron Youth Symphony 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. (Learn more.)
For the past 33 years, the Akron Symphony Orchestra and the Akron Public Schools have co-sponsored the Akron Youth Philharmonic, which has provided the opportunity for talented students to perform a wide variety of orchestral literature with their peers. The Youth Philharmonic is geared toward sixth through ninth graders, but is open to all qualified middle and high school students from area school districts, as well as home-schooled students. (Learn more.)