The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO), led by Staff Conductor and Youth Orchestra Music Director Jere Flint, performs its Finale Concert tonight, May 13, 2012, at 3:00 p.m in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. This concert, which is the final performance in the Youth Orchestra's 2011-12 season, features two student musicians: flutist Hally Davidson performing Hüe's Fantasie for Flute and Orchestra and violinist Keanu Mitanga performing the First Movement of Saint-Saëns's Violin Concerto No. 3.
Also on the program is Huanzhi's Spring Festival Overture, Smetana's The Moldau, and the Finale from Mahler's Symphony No. 1, "Titan."
Ms. Davidson is a senior from McDonough, Ga., and Mr. Mitanga is a sophomore at Atlanta International School. Both are the winners of the Youth Orchestra's annual Concerto Competition.
Established in 1974, the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra provides Atlanta's most talented and dedicated students an outlet to perform masterworks. Each year, more than 300 instrumentalists ages 13-18 audition for one of 120 seats in the orchestra. The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra presents three concerts each year, in addition to the Atlanta Symphony Kid's Christmas concerts, and members have exclusive invitations to participate in readings and master classes with the top artists in the instrumental music industry.