Youth Symphony to perform in Mesa

February 12, 2013 by  

The Phoenix area’s Metropolitan Youth Symphony will soon be making an appearance in Mesa. This will be the group’s first public performance of the year, and print companies will likely see an increase in business as the organizers of the concert work to get flyers and banners ready for the event.

The Youth Symphony, which was founded in 1982, is comprised of local students from elementary school through the ninth grade. It currently has more than 300 members and consists of a full symphonic orchestra and three-string orchestras. It has expanded greatly since its inception and continues to gain recognition across the southwestern United States.

Students must audition to become part of the symphony and are placed in divisions according to their level of playing ability. All of the children have an opportunity to advance within the organization as they hone their talents. Most are from Mesa and the nearby suburbs of Chandler and Gilbert, although more distant rural areas are also well-represented. The members of the symphony are required to participate in weekly rehearsals and typically perform for the public four times per year.

The symphony’s Winter Concert will take place on Wednesday, February 27, in the Ikeda Theater at the Mesa Performing Arts Center. Although the group has given performances across the country, this location remains its home base.

The Performing Arts Center is located at 1 East Main Street. The concert will begin at 7:00 pm, and tickets will cost $7. Those who would like more information about this event may call (480) 456-9501.