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Shall We Dance?

The Albuquerque Youth Symphony, under the direction of Gabriel Gordon, will give the first concert of its 53rd season on Sunday, September 14 at 3:00 p.m. at Popejoy Hall. The concert will feature the first of three AYS Concerto winners. Alison Stevens will be the viola soloist in the Suite Hébraïque by Ernest Bloch.

Alison Stevens

Alison is a senior at Albuquerque Academy, and studies privately with Kim Fredenburgh and Kathie Jarrett. Alison is the daughter of Maria and Mark Stevens of Albuquerque. She plans to study music education in college and continue perfecting her performing skill by playing in a symphony orchestra.

Also on the September 14 program are Coronation March by Tchaikovsky, "Danse Bacchanale" from Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saens, Three Dances from The Bartered Bride by Smetena, Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun by Debussy and Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor by Borodin.

Tickets for the Albuquerque Youth Symphony are $10.00 general admission. Tickets are being sold by members of the AYS or the UNM ticket office at (505) 925-5858 and will be available at the door prior to the concert. Tickets are available online, or download a voucher for two free tickets.

The Albuquerque Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Sayra Siverson, will give a free concert on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Cibola High School The concert will feature works by Beethoven, Mosier, Bach, Wiggins and Bernstein.

Photo courtesy Kim Jew Photography

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