Tacoma Youth Symphony Association 2013-14 Season
For 50 years the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association (TYSA) has provided nurturing, all-inclusive programs for young musicians. Since its creation in 1963, TYSA has grown to an internationally recognized youth orchestra organization comprised of over 500 students from all over Western Washington. The members of the TYSA range in age from 7 to 21 and represent over 100 schools in 20 communities. They come from all types of backgrounds to form a family brought together by their love of music. Added to this family is the inspiration of dedicated and talented conductors producing truly extraordinary music and performers. As one of the largest youth orchestras in the United States, the TYSA is made up of seven orchestras, summer music camps and harp, viola and bass training programs. These programs reach more than 8,500 school children through season series concerts, ensemble performances, school tour performances, chamber concerts, youth concerts and the String Orchestra Festival. The TYSA is a positive, creative alternative that heightens cultural awareness and social responsibility.
Tickets for the 2013-2014 TYSA Season will be on sale in the TYSA office starting August 1. To purchase tickets call (253) 627-2792.
Tacoma Youth Symphony Association
Tacoma Youth Symphony Orchestra
March 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
The Tacoma Youth Symphony will be joined by Student Soloists chosen from TYSA’s annual Concerto Auditions. The Youth Symphony will also perform Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of the Faun and Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.
May 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
The Tacoma Youth Symphony will be joined by harpist, Juliet Stratton, for Camille Saint-Saëns’ Morceau de concert for Harp for the final concert of the 2013-2014 Season. The program will also include Maurice Ravel’s Bolero and Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, 1911.
Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra
February 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Urban Grace Church
The Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra is joined by Karl Johnson, Bass Trombone from the “President’s Own” Marine Band for Eric Ewazen’s Ballade for Bass Trombone and String Orchestra and Lance Johnson, Organ, for Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3, “Organ”. The program will also include Georges Bizet’s Suite No. 1 from the Opera “Carmen”.
May 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
The Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra concludes its 2013-2014 Season with Ferdinand Hérold’s Overture to “Zampa”, Maurice Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess and Georges Bizet’s Symphony in C Major.