Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra announces its 2013 Neighborhood Concerts, a series of performances by MYSO's high quality student ensembles, held at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 West Walnut Street, Milwaukee. Traditionally geared toward school children, this series has allowed students from City schools with limited arts programming to gain critically important exposure to the arts.
These concerts are free and open to the public; seating is limited and
reservations must be made in advance. Call 414-267-2949 for reservations. See schedule below. Unless indicated, performances begin at 10:00 and are one hour in length.
Tuesday, February 5--Philharmonia, a symphony orchestra comprised of mostly high school age musicians
Friday, February 15 (at 10:00am and 12:30pm)--Calypso, a middle and high school student Caribbean steel drum band
Tuesday, February 19--Chamber Flute Ensemble, a high school ensemble comprised of the entire flute family
Wednesday, February 20 (at 10:00am and 12:30pm)--MYSO's Bronzeville and Latin Jazz Combos, middle/high school-aged performers from MYSO's Jazz Studies program
Thursday, February 21--Chamber Orchestra, an orchestra comprised of the most accomplished MYSO students
Friday, February 22--Sinfonia, a middle school aged grade string orchestra; performance features a world premiere of a student composition and concerto competition winner as featured soloist
Friday, March 1--Junior Wind Ensemble, an advanced sixth through ninth grade band with woodwind, brass and percussion
Wednesday, March 27--String Orchestra, a third through sixth grade string orchestra; featuring the winner of the concerto competition as soloist
Friday, May 3--Flute Chorale, a sixth through ninth grade ensemble comprised of the entire flute family
Friday, May 10 (at 10:00am and 12:30pm)--Calypso, a middle and high school student Caribbean steel drum band
Tuesday, May 14--String Orchestra, a third through sixth grade string orchestra, featuring a world premiere student composition
The Neighborhood Concert Series is supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.