YOSA Announces Upcoming Season at New Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

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2014/2015 season includes newly added Symphonic Winds & Concertino Strings.

YOSA changes kids' lives through music.

For 64 years, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, known as YOSA, has changed kids’ lives through music. Now, YOSA is proud to announce its 2014/2015 season in the new Tobin Center for the Performance Arts.

The 2014/15 Season brings new benefits and highlights including a collaboration with world-renowned Grammy-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Marsalis will collaborate with YOSA through master classes and performances at the Tobin Center.

“YOSA has always advocated changing kids’ lives through music while providing a safe place to learn. Our partnership with the Tobin Center and Branford Marsalis helps make this a reality,” said Troy Peters, Music Director of YOSA.

The newly added Symphonic Winds and Concertino Strings will be conducted by Dr. John Zarco and Ken Freudigman respectively. Concertino Strings will offer masterpieces from the Baroque era to today for its most advanced of YOSA’s four string orchestras while the Symphonic Winds will bring together top young musicians for high-level performance of advanced wind ensemble repertoire.

YOSA’s exciting repertoire will also include Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Orff’s Carmina Burana as well as a Season-Opening Mo-Ranch Weekend in Hunt, Texas on August 15-17, 2014.

“YOSA has a lot to offer this year, and we’re excited to get to work.”

To be a part of YOSA and all of the benefits it has to offer, visit http://www.yosa.org and click on the Sign Up For YOSA picture on the right side of the page. Musicians must be between 8 and 20 years of age (as of June 8, 2014), have at least one year of playing experience, and participation in your school music program. Home-schooled students are welcomed as well.

YOSA will also be participating in The Big Give SA, a 24-hour day of online giving to support local non-profits. The event will take place on May 6, 2014 from midnight to midnight.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to get the community involved in some really great programs,” said Brandon Henson, YOSA’s Interim Executive Director & Operations Director. “We are excited to have a full day of celebrating how supporting YOSA allows us to change kids’ lives through music.”

If you would like to be a part of The Big Give SA on May 6, visit http://www.thebiggivesa.org/#npo/youth-orchestras-of-san-antonio and show your support.

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