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Concert of "Utah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra"
Concerts in Florence / July 9, 2009 - 6:00 pm / Firenze, Auditorium al Duomo, Via de' Cerretani 54r

Utah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, Inc

Jill Benik

Thursday 9, 2009 – 6:00 pm
Auditorium al Duomo, Via de' Cerretani 54r


The Utah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra Inc., is a self-funding, non-profit, tax-exempt corporation, originally organized in 1960. Members of the UVYSO are chosen each year by audition and include 120 to 150 young musicians between the ages of 10 and 19. The majority of these students are from Utah Valley but some members travel as much as 150 miles (245km) each way to attend our weekly rehearsals.

Over the years, touring has been an important part of the experience we offer. Besides touring extensively throughout the Western United States, UVYSO20touring groups have performed three times in New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Other major tours have included Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Russia, France, and England. Humanitarian concerts have become a favorite component of our tours. Our 2004 tour to Austria included a benefit concert at the Swarovski Crystal Corporate Headquar ters. That concert helped raise money which was used to purchase farm equipment for local immigrant families. In 2005 the local Soroptimista organization of Oaxaca, Mexico, sponsored our concert which raised funds to furnish a home for women and children in crisis. These concerts allowed us to provide service and to meet and interact with people whose lives are often very different from our own. Sharing our music with these wonderful people created experiences that will forever impact the lives of the young members of the orchestra.

This summer’s touring orchestra is comprised of 25 young musicians, 12 to 19 years of age. Our repertoire includes about 30 minutes of "classical" music followed by 30 minutes of instrumental arrangements of LDS Hymn Tunes with brief introductions by members of the orchestra.

Our website http://uvyso.org/ contains additional information about us. Feel free to edit any of this information for publicity purposes.

PROGRAM: (Order may change. Content should not.)

F. Liszt - Rapsodia Ungherese n.2
W.H. Squire - Tarantella
G. Mahler - Adagietto dalla Sinfonia n.5
A. Vivaldi - Concerto per Quattro violini in B minore, Op 3, n.10
G. Rossini - Overture del Barbiere di Siviglia

C. H. Davis - Inno Inglese Tune Fantasie
E. Beesley and J. Ellis - In Cima al Monte
M. A. Pettit - Sono un Figlio di Dio
Canzone folcloristica Scozzese - Inno all’Uomo
Sartori, Quarantotto, Peterson - Con Te Partirò

All of these pieces have been arranged by Christine H. Davis to match our ensemble’s instrumentation.

For more information: jillbenik@aol.com

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