The Aiken Youth Orchestras (AYO) will end their
spring season at the ACA with a performance on Tuesday,
May 8. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Founded in 2002 to provide young
string players the opportunity to perform as part of a group, the program now
has musicians in its two divisions representing area public, private and home
The orchestras are under the direction of Joe Laorenza and Angela Shaw.
The String Orchestra will perform
works by Dvorak, Shaffer, and Fenske.
The Full Orchestra’s performance
will include a Vivaldi flute and violin trio, Meyer’s Ghosts of Brandenburg, Saint-Saens’ Bacchanale from Samson and
Delilah, and selections from Weber’s Phantom of the Opera. The combined orchestras will perform the
theme song from the Flintstones.
Graduating seniors Kendall Driscoll,
Sami Cooler, Robert Freeman, and Devin McCray will play their final concert the
Aiken Youth Orchestras.