U.S./Mexico Youth Philharmonic to debut January 2017 in both countries

Posted on: December 14, 2016

The inaugural concert of the U.S./Mexico Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will take place on January 28, 2017 at the Plaza Theatre in El Paso, Texas. The concert was announced by the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, which will join the Orquesta Sinfónica Esperanza Azteca Ciudad Juárez (OSEA) to form an orchestra of more than 300 musicians, led by Dr. James Welsch, El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras’ music director. On the program: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, with pianist Robert Auler, and Verdi’s “Triumphal March” from Aida. Also included will be Canto a la Música by Mexican composer and Juilliard faculty member Samuel Zyman, with the OSEA Chorus, violinist Julio Saldaña, and EPSO Principal Cellist James Carney. The program will be repeated on January 29 in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Said Ruth Ellen Jacobson, executive director of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, “The El Paso and Cd. Juárez region is one of the largest bi-national communities in the world. Our histories, families and personal stories are tightly linked. The creation of this bi-national youth orchestra will continue to strengthen the bond our two cities share. We are excited about the growth our young musicians will encounter as we explore this musical partnership across borders.”

Posted December 14, 2016