ORLANDO, FL - On Sunday, February 11, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras will present its first Spring Classics concert. Held at Edgewater High School auditorium, this concert will feature FSYOs Overture Strings, Prelude, and Philharmonia orchestras. The concert aims to encourage audience appreciation for classical music and the profound effect it has on student development.

FSYO Alumna, Anjali Shinde (flute), will be the guest artist at this concert, performing Chaminade's Concertino for Flute and Orchestra. FSYO's Symphonic Orchestra accompanies soloists every season, but this will be a first for the Philharmonia Orchestra.

"I am incredibly honored to be a part of Philharmonia's first programmed concerto! Being a part of the FSYO family has been one of the best parts of my musical career thus far. My experiences with rehearsals and concerts always left me inspired to become the best musician and person that I can be, and I couldn't be more grateful to have been a member."- Anjali Shinde, flute

The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. at Edgewater High School - 3100 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804. Tickets range from $10 to $15 and can be purchased at www.fsyo.org. As always, teachers receive free admission to this and all FSYO Season Subscription events.

ABOUT ANJALI SHINDE: Florida native Anjali Shinde has just started her freshman year at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville studying flute performance under Shelley Binder. She started playing the flute at 12 and was immediately invested. Since then, she has worked and studied with Jim Walker, Clint Foreman, Amy Porter, Noralee Garcia, and Linda Toote and attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in 2015 and 2016. She was an active member in FSYO for three years, two as principal flutist of Philharmonia and one as the second chair of the Symphonic orchestra, and was an integral part of the Boone High School marching band and wind ensemble.

ABOUT FSYO: Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras exists to encourage children and young adults, through the practice and performance of orchestral music, to become passionate leaders, thinkers, and contributors in their local community and beyond. In its 61st Concert Season, FSYO comprises three full orchestras, one string training orchestra, an advanced chamber ensemble, and a new jazz orchestra made up of more than 250 students from nine Central Florida counties. Programs are sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Orlando Utilities Commission; The City of Orlando, Mayor's Matching Grant; and United Arts of Central Florida. We thank these groups for their generous support.

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