– Features all ASYO ensembles – Prelude and Chamber Orchestras, West African Percussion and Chamber Percussion Ensemble, Philharmonia, and Youth Orchestra
– Elizabeth Terry, Andrea Dennis, Sam Lyons, conductors; Brian Tinkel, Percussion Director
– Music by Brahms, Borodin, and Berlioz
The Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra program serves more than 170 of the very best young musicians in the greater Asheville area. The program consists of four orchestras, in addition to woodwind, brass, percussion, and chamber music ensembles. ASYO musicians participate in masterclasses, retreats, workshops, tours and social events. They also receive superb music instruction from many of the region’s most respected professional conductors and musicians and have the opportunity to perform throughout the community.
Most importantly, whether or not students continue their music studies, they leave with a strong sense of discipline, increased confidence, and a deep appreciation for music and the arts.