Please review the following information carefully – it contains important details about the dress rehearsal and concert. Concerts and dress rehearsals are REQUIRED activities for participation in the AYSP. If for any reason you/your student may be absent, you must speak with your conductor to discuss the situation ASAP.
Dress Rehearsal – Saturday, April 28th, 11:00am – 12:30am (required)
Report Time: 10:20am
End Time: 12:30am
Location: Students should enter Popejoy Hall (very quietly – as YS will be on stage finishing their rehearsal) through the loading dock.
HARP should leave instrument backstage, then meet the rest of the YO downstairs, underneath the stage.
Everyone else goes down the stairs to the right, to unpack instruments below stage on the East Side. Please keep a clear walkway and wait quietly with your conductor.
At 10:30am, you will use the downstairs Green Room to warm up and tune with your conductor.
At 10:55am, your parent managers will lead you up the East Stairs to the stage.
After rehearsal, you exit Stage Left and go down the West Stairs to your cases.
Parents are welcome to sit in the auditorium and listen to the dress rehearsal.
Attire: Casual. We encourage students to wear any AYSP shirt.
Ticket Vouchers & Senior Pins: AYSP student ticket vouchers and senior pins will be handed out during dress rehearsal.
Concert – Sunday, April 29th, 5:00pm (required)
Report Time: 4:30pm
End Time: 6:30pm
Location: Students should enter Popejoy Hall (very quietly – as junior groups may be on stage finishing their concert) through the loading dock.
HARP should take instrument Backstage Right/East, then meet the rest of the YO downstairs, underneath the stage.
Everyone else goes down the stairs to the right, to drop off instruments below stage on the East Side. Keep a clear walkway with cases against the walls and wait quietly with your conductor.
At 4:45pm, your parent managers/conductors will lead you up the West Stairs to the hall to sit in the audience and listen to the Youth Concert Orchestra perform.
You will leave the audience to retrieve your instruments when you are instructed to do so just before their last piece. Listen to your parent managers/conductor carefully and move quietly during the performance.
After retrieving your instruments/music, quietly wait for your Parent Managers to instruct you to move up the East Stairs to enter the concert hall once YCO is finished performing.
HARP quietly go upstairs backstage to unpack and wait until the rest of YO from downstairs enters the stage.
Concert Attire: Concert Dress
Boys: Black suit jacket, black pants, white collared dress shirt, black dress shoes, black socks, and a solid long dress tie – preferably black, and NOT a bow tie.
Girls: Black AYSP uniform dress and black dress shoes.
Recording: Real Image Productions will be recording the concert. Video DVD’s can be ordered at the concert.
We rely on donations from generous individuals and businesses like you to provide symphonic performance experiences to Albuquerque’s talented young musicians and access to music education for students in need.