The Holland Symphony Youth Orchestras, a program of the Holland Symphony Orchestra, announces their fall concert, Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Fellowship Reformed Church, at 3 PM located at 2165 Lakewood Boulevard in Holland. Tickets for this event may be purchased at the office of the Holland Symphony Orchestra (96 W. 15th St.), by phone (616-796-6780) or at
the door. Cost is $10.00 for adults and seniors and $5.00 for students (6yr-college).
The Holland Symphony Youth Orchestras is the organization that includes the Holland Area Youth Orchestra, directed by Dr. Christopher Fashun, and the Holland Area Concert Strings and Holland Area Junior Strings, directed by Mr. Kyle Nester.
The Holland Area Youth Orchestra consists of approximately 70 student musicians in grades 8 – 12, who are auditioned from the greater Holland area. Selections on the program include an array of Russian classics: Finale: Moderato Assai – Allegro vivo from Symphony No. 2, op. 17, in C Minor, “Little Russian” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, In the Steppes of Central Asia by Alexander Borodin, “Dance of the Rose Maidens” and “Sabre Dance” from Gayane by Aram Khachaturian, Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato from Symphony No. 4, op. 36, in F Minor by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and “Dance of the Buffoons” from The Snow Maiden by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
The Holland Area Concert Strings is a group consisting of approximately 20 students in grades 7 – 12. A new program in its second year with Holland Symphony Youth Orchestras, students in the Concerts Strings also audition for membership in the group, and perform intermediate level repertoire that bridges the gap between the Junior Strings and Youth Orchestra.
The Holland Area Junior Strings is a group consisting of approximately 15 students in grades 4 – 8. Students in Junior Strings do not audition for membership in the group. Junior Strings students have at least one year of playing experience, and perform beginning level repertoire that exposes them to the experience of orchestral playing in preparation for their participation in Concert Strings and Youth Orchestra.
For 30 years, the Holland Area Youth Symphony has been providing extracurricular orchestral experience to students in the West Michigan area. Founded in 1988 by Holland Symphony Orchestra President & CEO and founder, Kay Walvoord, the organization has been educating young musicians in Holland and the greater West Michigan area, giving them opportunities to grow musically and work with some of the finest local musicians and conductors.
For more information about HSYO please call Tori Zokoe, General Manager, or Kay Walvoord, Holland Symphony Orchestra President & CEO, at (616) 796-6780. Photos available: website or contacting the office.