Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Spring Concert
Enjoy a day of orchestral music performed by Tampa Bay’s most talented young musicians during the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Spring Concert on Saturday, May 10, at 11 a.m., at the University of South Florida’s School of Music Concert Hall, 3755 USF Holly Drive, Tampa.
The Symphony Orchestra, TMYO's most advanced group, will perform Howard Hanson’s Merry Mount Suite. In addition, two talented TMYO seniors – Tianbo Chen and Joseph Min -- the winners of the TMYO Concerto Competition, will perform as soloists with the orchestra. Chen, a violinist and pianist, will play the third movement of Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto Op. 16. Cellist Joseph Min will perform movements one and two of Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Op. 85.
Later on May 10, at 2:30 p.m., in the USF School of Music Concert Hall, three other TMYO ensembles will perform: the String Concertino, the Symphonic Strings, and the Philharmonic Orchestra. This concert is always fun as the youngest TMYO musicians take the stage, ending with a performance by the Philharmonic Orchestra, a full orchestra. Audience members will recognize familiar classical works such as the 1812 Overture and Capriccio Italien.
The Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra offers superior orchestral training to young musicians throughout Tampa Bay. Students audition and are divided into four orchestral groups based on their skills. More than 200 students from over 75 public, private, and home schools rehearse and perform at the University of South Florida’s School of Music. Young musicians come from a wide variety of social, racial, economic and geographic backgrounds to create music, to make new friends, and to gain a lifelong appreciation of classical music.