Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Texarkana Symphony Orchestra & guest artists WOW kids at annual Youth Concerts at the Perot Theater 2-15-2012

Peter and the Wolf, a Haydn Piano Concerto, Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag and a Rossini Overture fill the program bill for the annual Youth Concerts this morning at the Perot Theater in Texarkana. The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra along with the student Concerto Competition Winner pianist Hunter Mabery and actor Michael Boudewyns brought the house down - TWICE!

 Actor/Artist Michael Boudewyns with a wonderful and innovative performance in Peter and the Wolf

Music Director Marc-Andre' Bougie with guests actor Michael Boudewyns and pianist Hunter Mabery, 2012 winner of the TSO Concerto Competition

Marc-Andre Bougie with concerto competition winner, pianist Hunter Mabery

TSO Executive Director Andrew Clark with Board President Remeca Gray and actor Michael Boudewyns
After the TSO Youth concerts

Actor/Artist Michael Boudewyns
TSO Principal Trumpet Clayton Harris - practising before rehearsal for Maple Leaf  Rag

pianist Hunter Mabery and TSO Assistant Concertmaster Edward Charity

Percussionists Anthony Robinson and Russell Roberts - THE HUNTERS

Love Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin

Janelle Ott and Sara Scurry - Bassoon - The bassoon portrays Grand Father

Rosetta Stalcup - Perot Theater Stage Manager
AHHHH!! Lunch between shows at Merfelds

Rosetta getting dessert - I bought raspberry cheesecake, but took it home - Yummy!!!

What's left of Chris' lunch

TSO Third Horn David Renfro - one of three BIG BAD WOLFIES

2nd clarinet Adam Myers and Principal, Rebecca Wenck - the clarinet portrays the Cat

The strings portray Peter

'cellist Milovan Paz

violist Mario Torres

Principal Bass Peter Haas and Alfredo Portillo

Algimanthas Staskevicius and Arthur Busby

Michael Boudewyns signing autographs for the students after the program

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