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Lone Star Youth Orchestra Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Special Concert

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra (LSYO) is gearing up for a remarkable celebration of its 25th Anniversary with a special concert titled "Silver Season: Sorcery or Symphony?" slated for March 6th. The hour-long program promises a delightful mix of classical masterpieces including Aaron Copland’s "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo, Maurice Ravel’s Pavane Pour une Infante Defunte, Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Camille Saint-Saëns’ Danse macabre, Op. 40, and the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral".

To kick off the festivities, LSYO has extended invitations to its alumni for a one-night reunion performance. Over two dozen former members have confirmed their attendance for this nostalgic event. Following their performance of "Hoe-Down", these alumni will join the audience to relish the rest of the concert. Additionally, former LSYO conductors will be present, with video greetings from those unable to attend in person adding to the celebratory atmosphere.

Tickets for "Silver Season: Sorcery or Symphony?" are available for purchase at, by phone at (972) 252-2787, or at the door. Prices are set at $7.50 for students and $14.50 for adults.

The concert will take place on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. in Carpenter Hall at the Irving Arts Center, located at 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062.

LSYO stands as the sole tuition-free youth orchestra in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, offering a crucial pre-college experience for talented high school instrumentalists. Membership is open to middle and high school string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players. Information about auditions for the 2023-2024 season is available at or by calling (972) 252-4800.

Leading the orchestra into its second season is Maestro Eliezer Dobrin, whose extensive musical background includes a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music in orchestral conducting from Stephen F. Austin State University. Dobrin, a seasoned violinist and educator, currently serves as the orchestra director at the William B. Travis Academy/Vanguard for the Academically Talented and Gifted in Dallas ISD.

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