Mission: Music education in orchestral music for children ages 7-20 yrs old.
Programs: Four performing ensembles presented three major concerts (winter, spring, symphony sunday) for the general public in the charleston, wv area. Youth orchestra presented two other major concerts (ballet collaboration and side by side with wvso). 124 student musicians served, 19 professional musicians employed. Approximately 4200 attended concerts.
instruction in small chamber ensemble playing was offered to approximately 48 students in 13 chamber ensembles. There was one performance (chamber) of these ensembles and approximately 150 people were in attendance. In addition, sectional coaching brought in highly skilled local professional musicians (10)to orchestra rehearsals multiple times during the year.
summer european tour - (final expenses)youth orchestra of 32 musicians traveled in py for 10 days in central europe, performing 4 total concerts (chas,wv, hungary, slovakia, czech republic). Total travel group of 49 experienced cultural and musical highlights of the region.