TOPEKA -- The Topeka Symphony Youth Ensembles will present their spring concerts at 2:00 this Sunday afternoon, March 6th. The event is being held at Washburn University's White Concert Hall.
Three youth emsembles will perform on Sunday: the Youth Orchestra, conducted by Steven Elisha; the Youth Philharmonic, conducted by Carolyn Rich Voth; and the Debut Orchestra, led by Carolyn Sandquist.
The Youth Orchestra is performing Symphony No. 4 "Adagio-Allegro vivace" by Beethoven. Yoonji Seo, the 2011 Youth Talent Auditions First Runner-up, will be joining the Youth Orchestra to perform the first movement of the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1. The Youth Philharmonic is performing "Troika" from Lt. Kije by Prokofiev, arranged by Wieloszynski, Concerto Grosso "Polonaise" by Handel, arranged by McCarrick and "An Irish Rhapsody" by Grundman, arranged by Longfield. And the newly formed Kansas Youth Chorale, led by Kay Siebert, will perform with the Youth Philharmonic of "Ahrirang," a Korean folk song arranged by O'Leary and "Alleluia" from Exsultate Jubelate by Mozart.
Tickets are $5 for adults, and $2 for students. They're available at the door the afternoon of the concert. The Topeka Symphony League is hosting a reception following the concerts, in the lobby of White Concert Hall.