The Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra (FYSO) is made up of string, wind, brass, percussion, piano and harp players. Together this dynamic group rehearses and performs a variety of exciting music - from classical to pops. They rehearse on Tuesday evenings mid-September through early May. Each season, the FYSO performs joint concerts with area high school bands and orchestras and a solo concert at The Whiting.
Travel and exchange opportunities abound with the FYSO. The orchestra has developed relationships with the Limonest Youth Orchestra and Courbevoie Youth Orchestra (France), Great Island Fiddlers and Cork County Youth Orchestra (Ireland) and Gunma (Japan) Junior Philharmonic. Every other year, the group travels to one of those countries to perform with those orchestras and others. The FYSO toured France and England in Spring 2018, France in 2016 and Ireland in 2014.
In years when it is not on the road, the FYSO frequently hosts foreign visitors. During the 2016-2017 season, they hosted musicians of both the Courbevoie Youth Orchestra and Limonest Conservatory. The Limonest Conservatory Youth Orchestra returned again in 2019 and the groups performed together for the Flint July 4th Celebration at Atwood Stadium. FYSO members have wonderful opportunities to work with the professional musicians in the Flint Symphony Orchestra. They receive coaching, observe and play at FSO rehearsals, attend FSO concerts and even have the chance to meet Maestro Enrique Diemecke! Want to join? Contact us!
|Weekly Rehearsals|| ||TU||6:15 - 9:00pm||100|| |
|Fall string sectionals||TH||4:30 - 6:00pm||Stage|
|Winter string sectionals||TH||4:30 - 6:00pm||Stage|
Registration fee is due once per year: $20/student; maximum of $40/family
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