ALTYSO (ARK-LA-TEX-YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA) presents its spring side by side concert with the professional musicians of the Ark-La-Tx
Monday evening May 16, 2011, the ALTYSO will present its annual spring concert at Byrd High School Auditorium 7:00 PM. Beverly Houston conducts the Sinfonia and Chrisropher Allen will conduct the ALTYSO and the side by side orchestra.Many of these students are taught by our own local professional musicians who play in the various orchestras in our community - Shreveport Symphony, Longview Symphony, Marshall Symphony, Texarkana Symphony and the South Arkansas Symphony.
Also referred to as the side-by-side concert, these student musicians from area schools who audition to become a part of this orchestra, play a segment conducted by their music director Chris Allen and then are joined by professional musicians from the ARK-LA-TEX for the side-by-side portion of the concert. Having participated as a player in these concerts for many years now, at the old EXPO Hall, the Red River Parkway venue and more recently at Byrd High School, I am aware how important this concert is to these students and to the future of our orchestras. These are the future players of and the audience for classical music.