Monday, March 16th at the John Legend Theater
$8 tickets, general admission seating. Tickets can be purchased at the John Legend Theater box office or by calling 937-505-2945.
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra will present the Springfield Youth Orchestras and Children’s Chorus in concert on Monday, March 16 at 7pm at the John Legend Theater. The annual John Smarelli Scholarship Concert will feature the Springfield Youth Symphony under the direction of Carlos Elias, the Youth Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Julie Ellis, the Youth String Ensemble under the direction of Patrick Barrett, and the Springfield Children’s Chorus under the direction of Sean Hurley and accompanied by Kristina Ahlstrom. Music will include selections by Georges Bizet, Elena Kats- Chernin, Norman Leyden and many others. This season’s Concerto Competition winner, Youth Symphony violinist Celia Craig, will perform the first movement from Édouard Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole in D minor for violin and orchestra.
The evening will also feature pre-concert performances in the lobby at 6pm by the LiveWire chamber music ensembles. Ensembles include two string quartets, a woodwind quintet, a woodwind trio, a brass quintet, and percussion ensemble.
During the concert, Youth Symphony seniors will be honored, and the annual John Smarelli Scholarship will be awarded to a young musician who plans to continue his or her music education in college as either a major or minor.
The Springfield Youth Orchestras and Children’s Chorus features over 100 young musicians from over 25 schools and homeschools from an 8-county area. All our ensembles offer an enriching musical education that enhances the private instruction and school ensembles our students participate in and include one of the only opportunities for students in the area to participate in a full orchestra setting. Partial funding for the Youth Programs is provided by Security National Bank, the Ruth B and Thomas F Mackey Charitable Trust, the Wilson Sheehan Foundation, Mark Grimes, The Kiwanis Foundation, and Johnson Welded Products, Inc.