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Youth Orchestra And San Antonio Symphony Team Up

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Troy Peters

The Youth Orchestras of San Antonio’s next concert holds an interesting promise. TPR’s Arts and Culture Reporter Jack Morgan has more.

The Youth Orchestras of San Antonio’s next concert holds an interesting promise--the promise of what’s yet to come for the young musicians. Here’s YOSA’s Troy Peters.

“This Sunday we’re going to have a side-by-side at Laurie Auditorium at three o’clock, where you’ll see the San Antonio Symphony and YOSA playing together in one great big, giant orchestra.”

The mentor relationship between the symphony and YOSA is a rich one.

"Part of what makes this cool is that these kids in YOSA have grown up around the musicians of the San Antonio Symphony. Many of them study privately with these musicians and so the energy of them sitting right next to each other and working together is a really fun, unique energy, and you can feel it in the audience.”

What will you be playing?

"We’re doing Edward Elgar’s ‘Enigma Variations,’ which is this beautiful thirty-minute piece of music.   And so what we’re doing is sort of the Peter and the Wolf version of the Enigma Variations where we’ll be narrating it as we play it. What does this music mean? Who is it about? What story is it telling.”

Go early and your kids can enjoy the pre-concert instrument petting zoo.

“It’s a chance for kids to get hands-on with instruments”

We’ve more here.