Dress Rehearsal and Concert Information

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.

YO Dress Rehearsal – Saturday, November 16th, 11:00am – 1:00pm (required)

Report Time: 10:30am

End Time: 1:00pm

Location: Students should enter Popejoy Hall very quietly through the loading dock, as YCO will be on stage finishing their rehearsal

  • HARP should quietly 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 Green and Dressing Rooms. Please keep a clear walkway with cases up against the walls.
  • You may then go up the East Stairs to wait in the hall with your instrument and music until you are invited to the stage for rehearsal.
  • At 11:00am your parent managers will lead you up the East Stairs to the stage.
  • After rehearsal, exit Stage Right quickly and go back down the East 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: AYSP student ticket vouchers will be handed out before dress rehearsal. These ticket vouchers are for AYSP student use only and must be exchanged by the student for a ticket at "Will Call", or the box office the day of the concert. Students should wear their concert uniform, or 2018-2019 Program T-shirt when exchanging their voucher.

 YO Concert – Sunday, November 17th, 2:00pm (required)

Report Time: 1:15pm

Concert: 2:00pm

End Time: 4:00pm

Location: Students should enter Popejoy Hall 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 take instruments below stage on the East Side Green & Dressing Rooms. Keep a clear walkway with cases against the walls and warm up quietly.
  • At 1:45pm, you will pack up your instruments, then parent managers/conductor will lead you up the East 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 very carefully and move quickly and quietly during the performance.
  • After retrieving your instruments/music, quietly wait downstairs 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.

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Albuquerque, NM 87110

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Albuquerque, NM 87190

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