The Siouxland Youth Orchestras will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, in Eppley Auditorium.
The Siouxland Youth Orchestras will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave.
The concert is free and open to the public.
The Siouxland Youth Symphony, consisting of high school and college students, is the advanced-level ensemble in the youth orchestras program. This symphony will perform “Capriccio Italien” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and “Symphony No. 7 in A Major” by Ludwig van Beethoven. The youth symphony is directed by Dr. Sean Burton, a professor of music at Briar Cliff University.
The Siouxland Philharmonia, the intermediate-level orchestra, will play arrangements of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite,” Joseph Haydn’s “Symphony No. 45” and selections from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol.” The ensemble is directed by Eleanor May-Patterson, a music teacher in the Sioux City Community Schools.
The Siouxland Symphonette, the elementary-level string ensemble, will perform several selections, including “Sea Venture” by Todd Parrish, “Alegria” by Janelle Cook Cunalata and “Dragonhunter” by Richard Meyer. That ensemble is directed by Paula Ulicsni, an orchestra director in the Sioux City Community Schools.
Siouxland Youth Orchestras are a part of the Leo Kucinski Academy of Music, a program affiliated with the Morningside College Performing Arts Department.