Tonight is the final Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra concert of the season. The kids and KSYO staff have been working very hard all year. The Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra is a pretty incredible program. The program has five orchestras ranging in level from elementary age students who have never played in an orchestra before to high school students performing major symphonic repertoire. Kids as young as early elementary school age can participate. Many cities have a youth orchestra but there are not many cities the size of Knoxville that have as an extensive program as we do.
Tonight's performance is free and will be at the Tennessee Theater at 7:00. Doors will open at 6:30. All the ensembles will perform. The performance by the Youth Symphony will feature the winners of this year's concerto competition: Kenneth Trotter and Libby Weitnauer playing Holst's Concerto for Two Violins (Kenneth and Libby study with two KSO violinists: Miro Hristov and John Michael Fox), and Katherine Zhang (student of David Brunell) who will perform the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto in A. Congratulations to Kenneth, Libby, and Katherine, and also to the runners-up of this year's competition: violinist Melody Falconnier and pianist Larry Shen.