Mississauga News: MSYO readies for first-ever public concert


From Mississauga News:

The Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra is gearing up for its inaugural season and music lovers will have a chance to hear the young musicians perform live this Sunday at a tribute to retiring Mayor Hazel McCallion.

The youth orchestra, which is a division of the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, will be strutting their stuff so to speak at the Living Arts Centre as part of the Salute to Hazel – A Community Tribute event. It will be the group’s first ever public performance.

They will perform at their first official concert on Nov. 19 at the RBC Theatre.

The MSYO will be under the direction of MSO music director and conductor Denis Mastromonaco.

“It’s a great pleasure to begin my first season (with) the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra,” said Mastromonaco. “The MSYO will provide some of the best learning and performance opportunities for dedicated young musicians in the GTA. Our members will bring to (the audience) the passion and excitement of history’s greatest symphonic music.

The youth orchestra is divided into two ensembles – a chamber strings ensemble for youth aged nine to 12 and a full symphonic orchestra for young adults. The young musicians will perform four concerts a year at the Living Arts Centre in the RBC Theatre and will be performing original versions of popular classical repertoire. 

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