• April 10, 2021
 El Paso Electric’s Young People’s Concerts ‘Go Virtual’ with El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra

El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra | Photo courtesy EPSYO

El Paso Electric’s Young People’s Concerts ‘Go Virtual’ with El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra

Carnegie Hall’s popular Link Up program “The Orchestra Rocks” will be available to a wider audience in the greater El Paso region this year.  

With Dr. James Welsch conducting, members of all ensembles in the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, in collaboration with the El Paso Youth Opera, will perform a 35-minute virtual concert.

The premiere performance—following all pandemic distancing protocols—will be recorded from April 12 to April 17, 2021.  Shortly following, a link will be available to partnering schools in the region.

Organizers share that it is a free premium learning opportunity for students in grade 5, but the offering will be made available to all regardless of grade level, that includes teacher instructional support from Carnegie Hall leading up to the culminating concert.

“The Orchestra Rocks” program focuses on the universal element of rhythm and the way composers from Tchaikovsky to Stravinsky to Cabaniss use musical time, rhythmic patterns, and musical layers to create interest, excitement and show how “The Orchestra Rocks” in their works.

“We are pleased to continue to this wonderful tradition with the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra,” El Paso Symphony Orchestra officials shared.

For over 80 years the El Paso Symphony Orchestra has been presenting the Young People’s Concerts free of charge to area 5th graders.  The Young People’s Concerts started in 1941 at Liberty Hall under the direction of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s conductor H. Arthur Brown.

Since then, approximately 625,000 students have been exposed to their first classical live concert through the Young People’s Concerts.

The Young People’s Concerts are made possible through the El Paso Electric Company.

The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra is a division of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, supported by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

To bring this unique opportunity for enriched learning during the Coronavirus Pandemic to your school, contact Rosemary Flores at rosemary@epso.org or call (915) 532-3776 for details.

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