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EPSYO one of 12 youth orchestra participating in virtual performance

El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra (EPSYO) announced Friday that two advanced orchestras will be collaborating with youth orchestras from across the country in a virtual recording project set for May.

The performance of  Soon Hee Newbold’s “American Landscape” will be hosted by the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association (SYFSA). 

The virtual premiere is scheduled on May 15 and 16, 2021 and participants can register to watch on the SYSFA website.

The music of American Landscape was originally conceived for the dog sled racing along with the train in the opening of the film Iron Will.

Soon Hee Newbold drew inspiration for the music from her childhood cross-country road trips, saying “for me, the music is being on a train and watching the land pass you by as you’re riding across the US.”

In the spirit of this music, SFYSA is honored to be the host organization for this collaborative virtual performance of American Landscape featuring youth symphonies from across this country, from sea to shining sea.

Collaborating Youth Symphonies:

Albuquerque Youth Symphony – Youth Concert Orchestra, David Jennison
Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra – Concert Orchestra, Jennifer Drake
El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra – James Welsh
Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras – Youth Philharmonic, Emily Bowman
Houston Youth Symphony – Youth Philharmonia, Michael Isadore
Huntsville Youth Orchestras – Joseph Lee
Loudoun Youth Symphony Youth Orchestra – Hayden Denesha
Mid-Columbia Youth Orchestras, Adrienne Fletcher
Rowan Youth Orchestra, Hayden Denesha
San Juan Youth Orchestra, Sayra Siverson
Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association – Youth Symphony & Youth Philharmonic, William Waag & Ryan Finn
Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra & Yakima Ensemble for Strings, Bruce Walker & Christy Baisinger