Atlanta's Youth Orchestras in Concert

April 21, 2011

ATLANTA  – The Atlanta Junior Chamber Orchestra (AJCO) and Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) present a joint concert Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 8 p.m. in Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

The AJCO and EYSO collectively feature the top sixth- through twelfth-grade musicians from the Atlanta area, building on and enhancing the music instruction of their middle and high school programs. Both orchestras have received wide recognition for musical excellence, and the EYSO has been featured on NPR’s nationally broadcast program From the Top,dedicated to the most outstanding young musicians around the country. 

For the May 4 program, conductor Georgia Ekonomou leads the AJCO in selections from J. S. Bach’s Orchestra Suite, No. 3 and Brandenburg Concerto. Emory University Organist Timothy Albrecht performs as organ soloist with the ACJO in Handel’s Organ Concerto in B-Flat Major, op. IV/6.

"I have long been an admirer of both the Atlanta Junior Chamber Orchestra and the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra,” Albrecht says. “I am delighted to be invited to perform as soloist with the AJCO at this concert!"

Emory’s director of orchestral studies, Prichard Prior, conducts the EYSO with associate conductor Cayla Bellamy in a program that includes the overture to Russlan and Ludmilla by Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, and Dmitry Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. 

The concert also features Sam Lee, cello, winner of the EYSO 2010-2011 Concerto Competition in the Adagio from Elgar’s Concerto in E Minor for Cello and Orchestra.

The Atlanta Junior Chamber Orchestra and Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra perform Wednesday, May 4 at 8 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall, 1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, 30322. This performance is free and open to the public.  For details, call the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050, emailboxoffice@emory.edu, or visit www.arts.emory.edu.

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Atlanta Junior Chamber Orchestra and Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, Wed. May 4, 2011, 8 p.m. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall, 1700 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta, 30322, 404-727-5050, boxoffice@emory.edu, www.arts.emory.edu, free. AJCO conductor, Georgia Economou, with Timothy Albrecht, organ, and EYSO conductor Richard Prior with associate conductor Cayla Bellamy.  A joint concert from two of Atlanta’s most prestigious youth orchestras, featuring the top sixth- through twelfth-grade musicians from the Atlanta area.  Program includes works from Bach, Handel, and Shostakovich. 

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