Youth Orchestra ends season with concert

  • Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 5:49 p.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, May 10, 2013 7:26 a.m.
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Aiken Youth Orchestra has been around since 2002.
Aiken Standard File Photo Aiken Youth Orchestra has been around since 2002.

Aiken Youth Orchestra's spring season will come to a close with a free concert on Tuesday.

At 7 p.m., the String Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble and Orchestra will collaborate to perform “some challenging music,” according to a release.

Numbers will include “Two Daughters” by Alan Lee Silva and “Kinetic Energy” by Larry Clark from the String Ensemble; “Hill Country Suite,” a three-movement suite from the Chamber Ensemble; and “Theme From Schindler's List” by John Williams, arranged by Calvin Custer and featuring Lacy Temple as violin soloist and “Egmont Overture” by Ludwig van Beethoven from the Orchestra.

The String Ensemble and Orchestra will perform “Amadare” by Keiko Yamadoto to end the program.

The concert is under the direction of director Joe Laorenza and assistant director Angela Shaw.

The Aiken Youth Orchestra was found in 2002 to “provide young string players the opportunity to perform as part of a group,” according to the release. The program has grown to now include more than 60 musicians divided into two divisions that involve area public, private and home school programs.

The orchestra performs many times throughout the year, including with the Juilliard in Aiken program.

Tentative audition dates for next year are Aug. 13 and Aug. 17. Those interested must audition or reaudition.

Aiken Center for the Arts is located at 122 Laurens St. S.W. For more information, call 803-641-9094.

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