2022-2023 Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert Schedule
Season Finale – Saenger Theatre
Saturday, May 13, 2023– 2:30 p.m.
Adults: $20 in advance, $25 Day of Show; Students: $10
MSYO closes its season with the Grand Canyon Suite, a concert showcasing the Gulf Coast’s most talented student musicians, under the direction of acclaimed international conductor Dr. Iván del Prado, Saturday, May 13, 2:30 p.m., at the Saenger Theatre.
The concert opens with Tchaikovsky Marche Slave, a rousing patriotic work based on Serbian folk themes.
Flutist Olivia Tures, winner of the MSYO Concerto Competition, is featured soloist in Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute.
Timothy Beattie’s Soft Machine.
The concert ends with an epic symphonic postcard to the American west – Grand Canyon Suite by American composer Ferde Grofe. Inspired by seeing the sun rise over the Grand Canyon, the suite famously uses every instrument and even sound effects to recreate the breathtaking spectacle of the canyon.
The Concerto Competition is an opportunity for outstanding high school musicians to earn the privilege of performing as a featured soloist with a full orchestra. Winners are selected by a panel of professional musicians not affiliated with the MSYO. Winner Olivia Tures lives in Daphne, and is a senior at Daphne High School. “Since the MSYO is comprised of the best student musicians in the region, our concerto competition is particularly rigorous,” Mobile Symphony President and CEO Celia Mann Baehr explains. “We are pleased to offer this unique learning opportunity. We are proud of them all!”
Mother’s Day Concert – Medal of Honor Park (Cottage Hill Park)- 1711 Hillcrest Rd., Mobile
May 14, 2023-– 5:30 p.m.
Grand Canyon Suite – Saenger Theatre
November 6, 2022– 2:30 p.m.
Tchaikovsky |Marche Slave
Clarinetist Ian Gonzales, winner of the MSYO Concerto Competition, is featured soloist in the Rondo movement from the Clarinet Concert No. 3 by C.Ph. Stamitz.
Ferde Grofe | Grand Canyon Suite
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Holiday Concert – Foley, Alabama Civic Center- 407 E Laurel Ave., Foley AL
December 2, 2022-– 7:00 p.m.
The Skater’s Waltz – Emile Waldteufel
Leroy Anderson Favorites
Slavonic Dance No. 8, Op. 46 in G Minor – Antonin Dvorak
Symphony No. 5 – Ludvig van Beethoven
Mambo 5 – Perez Prado
Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.