JAMESTOWN - If you're looking for a way to brighten up a winter Sunday afternoon, the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony has just what you need.
At 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jamestown Community College's Scharmann Theatre will swell with beautiful music from some of the area's most talented young musicians.
Performing will be the Young Artists Orchestra, composed of intermediate string musicians, and the Youth Symphony, highly talented and motivated musicians ages 14 through 21.
The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony’s Young Artists Orchestra and Youth Symphony are in rehearsals for their Winter Concert on Sunday at 4 p.m. in Jamestown Community College’s Scharmann Theatre. Under the direction of Maestro Bryan Eckenrode, they will perform a varied selection of music – presenting a delightful way to spend a winter Sunday afternoon.
Maestro Bryan Eckenrode, CRYS music director and conductor, has been rehearsing the groups on music by Schubert, Beethoven, Hasse and more. The two orchestras will combine to play the theme from "Star Wars" by John Williams and the finale from Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
Concert tickets at the door are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Pre-sale tickets for $5 and $3 can be purchased from orchestra members or by calling 664-2465, ext. 202, and leaving a message.
After this performance, Prelude Strings, the CRYS orchestra for beginning string musicians, will start rehearsals for their participation in the Spring Gala concert on May 6. Thanks to a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, there is scholarship money available for students who would like to join Prelude Strings, the Young Artists Orchestra or the Youth Symphony.
CRYS students are selected by teacher recommendation. Teachers and students who would like more information about CRYS and its scholarships are invited to call 664-2465, ext. 202, or visit the website at www.CRYouthSymphony.com.