The Lone Star Youth Orchestra will open its 23rd season on October 27th with a concert titled "Prodigious Youth". The most well-known piece to be played that evening is a movement from Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 107 (Reformation). Works by Emma Lou Diemer (Youth Overture) and Larry Daehn (“As Summer Was Just Beginning”, subtitled “Song for James Dean”) round out the hour-long program.
Single tickets are available by visiting IrvingArtsCenter.com, by calling (972) 252-2787, or by purchase at the door. Ticket prices are $7.50 per student and $14.50 for adults. Tickets are for assigned seating. Masks are strongly suggested.
"Prodigious Youth" will take place on Wednesday, Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Hall. The Arts Center address is 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062.
The Lone Star Youth Orchestra is the only tuition-free youth orchestra in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and is one of the most pivotal pre-college experiences for talented high school instrumentalists. Membership in the Lone Star Youth Orchestra is open to all middle and high school string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players. Information regarding auditions for the 2021-2022 season can be found at www.lascolinassymphony.org/lsyo or by calling (972) 252-4800.
Now in his seventh year as conductor of the Lone Star Youth Orchestra, Dr. Kevin Pearce brings a unique combination of a world-class musical background and an unending commitment to education. Pearce was named a finalist for the 2020 American Prize in Conducting, Youth Orchestra Division. He currently teaches orchestra in Rockwall ISD, where he was a nominee for 2020-21 Teacher of the Year at Cain Middle School. Prior to his move to North Texas, Pearce served from 2008-2013 as the inaugural Director of Orchestras at Cypress Lakes High School in the western suburbs of Houston. During his time in Texas, orchestras under his direction have won multiple UIL Sweepstakes awards and top honors in local and national festivals.
For more information about the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra or the Lone Star Youth Orchestra, please visit LasColinasSymphony.org.