ROCKFORD – The Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Black, will present the final concert of the 2013-14 season at 3 p.m. May 4 at the Hononegah High School Performing Arts Center, 307 Salem St., Rockton.
The concert program, “English Festival,” will feature young violinist Sofiya Kyrylyuk, first-prize winner of the 2014 Rockford Symphony Orchestra/Rock Valley College Concerto Competition. Kyrylyuk will perform “Introduction and Rondo Capricciosso,” by Camille Saint-Saëns, with the orchestra.
Measure 5 from the Music Academy in Rockford, directed by Rachel Handlin, will perform Dvořák’s “String Quartet No. 12, op. 96,” “American” and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis” with the RSYO. The program also includes William Walton’s Crown Imperial Coronation March and selections from Holst’s “The Planets.”
This performance also marks the final concert conducted by Black, who has led the ensemble since 2008. He added five small ensembles and led the orchestra to a second prize in the American Prize/Youth Orchestra Division in 2010. Black has accepted a position as assistant director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Texas.
TIckets are $6 for students and $10 for adults.
For further information or to purchase tickets, visit the RSO website at www.rockfordsymphony.com or call 815-965-0049.