Siouxland Youth Orchestras to perform Dec. 8 at Morningside College

Dec 03, 2013

The Siouxland Youth Orchestras will perform a concert at Morningside College at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave. The concert, presented by the Leo Kucinski Academy of Music, 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. Its program for the concert will feature Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture,” Georges Bizet’s “Carmen, Suite No. 1,” Pietro Mascagni’s “Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticano” and Tchaikovsky’s “Finale from Act IV of Swan Lake.” The ensemble is directed by Chad Hutchinson, coordinator of the Siouxland Youth Orchestras.

The Siouxland Philharmonia, the intermediate-level orchestra, will play selections of Tchaikovsky’s "Nutcracker Suite,” along with Edward Elgar’s “Nimrod” and Mendelssohn’s “Fifth Symphony.” The ensemble is directed by Eleanor May-Patterson, orchestra director at East High School and adjunct instructor of violin and viola at Morningside College.

The Siouxland Symphonette, the elementary-level string ensemble, will perform several selections, including "Black Diamond" by Robert Longfield. The ensemble is directed by Paula Uliscni, orchestra director at North High School.