Building Confidence


Youth Concert Orchestra and Youth Guitar Orchestra Concert
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:30pm

Simms Center
Tickets: $5 - at the door.


Youth Symphony - Fairytales and Fantasy Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 7:30pm

Popejoy Hall
David Felberg, Conductor

The Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program (AYSP) launches its 60th season with a performance from the Youth Symphony, AYSP's top ensemble, filled with musical adventure and magic. The October 19 performance, part of AYSP's Fall Fairytales and Fantasy Concert Series, is a fun seasonal activity, sure to please the whole family!

Under the baton of guest conductor David Felberg, the Youth Symphony will take audiences on a magical adventure beginning with the timeless tale of Hansel and Gretel. The Prelude to Humperdinck's beloved opera tells the tale of young siblings Hansel and Gretel from the Brothers Grimm collection of German folklore, making reference to songs and dances in the opera including the Witch's spell Hocus Pocus and the final scene, The Witch is Dead. The evening will conclude with the dramatic and colorful Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas, made famous by Disney's Fantasia, which depicts a novice magician's frenzied attempt to conjure a spell while his mentor is away.

Also on the program is Élégie, Op.24 by Gabriel Fauré with viola soloist, Sarah Wilkinson. Wilkinson is a senior at the Albuquerque Academy and is the first of three winners of AYSP's annual solo concerto competition. She has studied viola for seven years and performs regularly with a quartet of AYSP alumni at events throughout the city. She plans to continue her involvement with music after high-school.

Tickets: $10 - Purchase in advance from a Youth Symphony student, at the AYSP office, at the door, or online



Children under five (5) and AYSP students attending any AYSP concert are free, however they must have a ticket for occupancy purposes. Families with students in more than one ensemble are only required to purchase tickets once for concerts on the same weekend. If either of the situations above applies to you, simply save your ticket stub to enter more than one event or request the necessary complimentary tickets at the venue's ticket counter on the day of the concert. Cash, check, or credit are accepted at all concerts, although cash is preferred for ease.