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Lone Star Youth Orchestra Concerto


Irving, Texas. February 6, 2014

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra (LSYO) continues its celebratory 15th Season on Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 pm at the Irving Arts Center. This concert will explore the music of Mozart, Prokofiev, Offenbach, and Borodin, and will feature guest artist Miguel Guzman.


The Lone Star Youth Orchestra’s “Symphony Skirmish” production will feature Montagues and Capulets, from Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet; Symphony No 2, mvt 1, Borodin; and Overture to Orpheus in Hades, Offenbach. In addition to these great pieces, the Lone Star Youth Orchestra will feature guest artist Miguel Guzman performing Concerto Number 4 for Violin and Orchestra, Mozart. Mr. Guzman is currently a junior at MacArthur High School and is the second place winner of the Lone Star Youth Orchestra’s Concerto Competition. Miguel is the recipient of a $250.00 scholarship for his work in this year’s Concerto Competition.


Based in Irving, TX, the Lone Star Youth Orchestra is the only tuition-free youth orchestra in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The LSYO consists of middle school and high school students from over twenty-one (21) metroplex school districts. These talented youths are given the opportunity to supplement and enhance their music education by learning symphonic literature through high-quality orchestral and ensemble training with the very best in the field. Our organization passionately stands by our belief that quality music education should be available to students of all socioeconomic levels.


The Lone Star Youth Orchestra is one component of the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra’s many educational initiatives. Under the direction of Robert Carter Austin, the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra has a record of excellent artistic presentation and a strong commitment to music education.


After two years of creative planning, the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra formed the Lone Star Youth Orchestra (LSYO) in 1999. The youth orchestra experience is one of the most pivotal pre-college experiences for talented high school instrumentalists. Membership in the LSYO is open to all middle and high school string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players.


Single tickets are available by phone or at the door. Ticket pricing is $5 per student and $12 for adults. All seating is general admission.

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