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Hyde Park Youth Symphony to Perform Final Concert of 2018-19 Season

5/15/2019, noon | Updated on 5/15/2019, noon
The Hyde Park Youth Symphony (HPYS) is the only youth orchestra operating on Chicago’s South Side and has been in ...
All three of the orchestras in the Hyde Park Youth Symphony program will perform their final concert on Thursday May 23, 2019 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at The Performance Hall of the Logan Center for the Arts

Hyde Park Youth Symphony to Perform Final Concert of 2018-19 Season

The Hyde Park Youth Symphony (HPYS) is the only youth orchestra operating on Chicago’s South Side and has been in existence for over 60-years.

The mission of the (HPYS) is to bring together diverse students from the South Side of Chicago and beyond to provide a high-quality orchestral performance experience as a training ground for the next generation of performers, educators, and advocates of music and the arts.

The program offers three different orchestras for students at varying levels of ability and experience.

Rehearsing on Thursday evenings at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of Chicago, the HPYS brings a racially and economically diverse group of young musicians together to increase their orchestral performance skills and gain a lifelong appreciation for music and each other.

The Youth Symphony, with approximately 40 members, will perform works by Mozart, Dvorak, and Stravinsky. The orchestra is led by Matthew Sheppard, a lecturer in the College of Music of the University of Chicago.

The two younger orchestras, the Preparatory Strings (10 members) and the String Orchestra (20 members), are led by Lindsay Wright, a graduate fellow in the College of Music at the University of Chicago.

These two orchestras consist of younger students who will perform popular works that emphasize pedagogical principals as well as artistic interpretation.

All three of the orchestras in the Hyde Park Youth Symphony program will perform their final concert on Thursday May 23, 2019 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at The Performance Hall of the Logan Center for the Arts. The Hyde Park Youth Symphony is a Community Partner of the Logan Center for the Arts which is located on 915 E 60th Street. The Logan Center is part of the University of Chicago.

The three orchestras of the Hyde Park Youth Symphony program are growing their enrollment and will be holding free auditions for placement on June 6 and 8 at the Logan Center. Families with young children who are interested in participating in the Hyde Park Youth Symphony are encouraged to register for auditions by using the portal on the HPYS web site.

For more information about the Hyde Park Youth Symphony, visit www.thehpys.org or call (847) 902 0733.