Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, directed by Casey Springstead, will perform its fall concert at 3 p.m. on Nov. 12 at Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester.
The program will include Mozart’s Overture to “The Magic Flute,” Wagner’s Prelude to Act I of “Die Meistersingers,” Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 and Copland’s “Buckaroo Holiday” from “Rodeo.”
A special highlight of the concert will be an orchestral arrangement of “Peace I Leave With You,” written by HYSO alumni Jonathan Thomas Madden in memory of his Fairport High School classmate Hannah Metzler after she died of a brain tumor in 2014.
“This piece is written in Hannah’s memory and honor for her family, her friends and for anyone who desires a space for meditation, reflection, comfort and peace,” Madden said.
The 75-member HYSO is a full orchestra for advanced strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion students in grades 7-12 from the Greater Rochester region. HYSO presents three concerts annually, along with periodic international tours. The 2018 tour will travel to Portugal and Spain.
Madden is the former principal cellist and conductor apprentice for HYSO. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in composition at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, where his pieces have been performed by various ensembles at the school. Madden frequently serves as music director for theatrical productions in the St. Olaf theater department as well as in the Rochester area.
Admission costs $5 at the door. Visit hochstein.org for information.