YSO plans concerts for young people

Staff report


The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will present Young People’s Concerts at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. April 10 at Powers Auditorium.

For tickets or information, call the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office at 330-744-4269.

The concert, titled “Bach to the Future,” will tell the story of the symphony orchestra, the development of music and musical instruments and the parallel developments in science and technology.

The program, conceived by Randall Craig Fleischer and Heidi Joyce, premiered at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra in 1993.

In this musical journey, the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra with Fleischer and Joyce, takes the audience on a musical adventure from 6000 B.C. and the discovery of the drum to the invention of the personal computer in 1977 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and those attending the concerts will help make symphonic Internet history during the performance.

The orchestra, and the audience, will perform Pachelbel’s “Canon” to a video from the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and the Virtual Symphony. The audience will sing with musicians from more than 40 countries who have recorded their parts. This portion of the concerts will be recorded and launched on YouTube, creating Virtual Symphony Live.

Assistance in preparing the video will be provided by AVP Digital, American Federation of Musicians Local 86-242 and the Youngstown State University department of communications.

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