Musicians, young and old, team up

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April 26th, 2011

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Omaha, NE – In the classical world, sometimes the best way to tackle a difficult composition is to enlist the help of a mentor.

Musicians, young and old, will tackle Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite at the Holland May 1st (Photo credit Wikimedia)

A masterful work, only some of the finest musicians around the world have had the capacity to perform Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Now some of Omaha’s finest classical musicians from the Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra are teaming up with members of the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra to perform this work along with several others. It’s the annual Youth Symphony Side by Side Concert, the eleventh annual performance for the two groups.

Music Director Aviva Segall said the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra is excited about the opportunities involved in this year’s event.

“You have all the excitement playing this repertoire for the first time, and then you have the experience of the older musicians,” she said. “It’s really a great mentoring opportunity.”

Segall said the performances will include several compositions, including Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky, a performance from the opera Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saens, the Karelia Suite by Jean Sibelius, and the Light Cavalry Overture by Franz Von Suppe.

The concert will be held on May 1st, at 7pm at the Holland Performing Arts Center.

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