The Lone Star Youth Orchestra will open its 24th season on November 9th with a concert titled "New Beginnings". This concert will mark the debut of the LSYO’s new conductor Maestro Eliezer Dobrin. An hour-long program features the “beginnings” of three famous musical works, plus a recently added fourth piece. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Overture to Egmont is a dark and brooding overture written for a performance of Goethe's play of the same name, portraying the downfall of a man who trusts in the goodness around him. Arthur Sullivan’s Overture to The Pirates of Penzance is a light-hearted overture to a piratical romp of an operetta poking fun at English politics and culture of the late 1800s. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute is the exciting overture to Mozart's final opera, a fantastical and whimsical story of a prince lost in a strange land. The extra added attraction is the fourth movement of Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor "From the New World", Op. 95, B. 178.
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.
"New Beginnings" will take place on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 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 2022-2023 season can be found at www.lascolinassymphony.org/lsyo or by calling (972) 252-4800.
Taking over the baton for the Lone Star Youth Orchestra this season is Maestro Eliezer Dobrin. Maestro Dobrin received his education from the University of North Texas and Stephen F. Austin State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in music and a Master of Music in orchestral conducting, respectively. He has been a violinist for twenty-seven years, has taught privately since he was sixteen, and currently works as the orchestra director at the William B. Travis Academy/Vanguard for the Academically Talented and Gifted in Dallas ISD.
For more information about the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra or the Lone Star Youth Orchestra, please visit lascolinassymphony.org.