The musicians of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (EPYO) will return to the Victory Theatre stage as a full orchestra for the first time in over a year to present their fall concert. The performance will be held on Saturday, November 20th at 7:00 pm.

Under the direction of Lee Veazey, EPYO II will begin the concert with selections from Mendelssohn, Bizet, and will feature an arrangement of Gustav Holst’s Jupiter.

In his debut with EPYO, conductor Chung-Ming Chen will begin the second half of concert with Mikhail Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla, followed by a contemporary work composed by Chris Rogerson titled A Prayer for Spring. The close of the concert will feature more works from the late-Romantic era, including Antonín Dvořák’s dramatic Hussite Overture and Bedřich Smetana’s Three Dances from The Bartered Bride.

General admission is $10.00, and tickets may be purchased by calling the Philharmonic Box Office at (812) 425-5050 or ordering online here.

In existence since 1993, the premier orchestra of the youth orchestra program is the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (EPYO). Under the baton of Chung-Ming Chen, membership in the EPYO is reserved for outstanding players in grades 9-12 who demonstrate the musicianship necessary to perform in a pre-professional orchestra setting. This group performs a wide range of professional orchestral repertoire, allowing its members the opportunity to strengthen and expand their musical skills through the study of symphonic literature.

Under the direction of Lee Veazey, the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra II (EPYO II) is an intermediate level orchestra typically consisting of middle and high school students in grades 6-9. EPYO II’s mission is to provide an educationally sound musical experience in a full orchestra setting through exposure to quality musical repertoire designed to refine technique and develop musical maturity.