FSYO Alumni Concert Program

Hello FSYO Alumni! We are excited to announce the program for our upcoming alumni concert on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 4 p.m. 

We've had a great response and we already have over 70 alumni signed up! 

Seating in the orchestra will be limited so please sign-up as soon as possible. You must be in Orlando and able to rehearse on Saturday, December 21st and Sunday, December 22nd. Additional directions and information will be emailed to each alumni after registration is confirmed. 

Registration will be open until Friday, November 1, 2013 at midnight.

FSYO Alumni Concert Program

A Christmas Fanfare for Brass - James Beckel [3']

Prelude to Hansel and Gretel - Englebert Humperdinck [8']

Troika - Sergei Prokofiev [4']

Polar Express - Alan Silvestri/Brubaker [6']

Solstice - John Dupuis* [4']

Waltz of the Flowers - Peter Tchaikovsky [7']

A Christmas Festival - Leroy Anderson [6']

Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson [3']

*Composed by John Dupuis for 2013 FSYO Alumni Concert

Register for FSYO Alumni Concert

Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will host its first annual Alumni Concert, at The Grove at Mead Garden on Sunday, December 22, 2013. This annual event honors alumni and their achievements at FSYO. If you are currently practicing and playing your instrument on a regular basis, we would like for you to perform in the FSYO Alumni Orchestra. We know many of you have continued performing and we want our community to hear how far you have come!

Seating in the orchestra will be limited so please sign-up as soon as possible. You must be in Orlando and able to rehearse on Saturday, December 21st and Sunday, December 22nd. Additional directions and information will be emailed to each alumni after registration is confirmed. 

Registration will be open until Friday, November 1, 2013.

If you have not continued playing your instrument over the years, we invite you to this concert as an audience member so you can reunite with all your FSYO friends. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with additional questions or concerns.

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Letter from Music Director, Andrew Lane

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Dear FSYO Alumni:

You are important to us and we hope FSYO was a significant part of your life. We want to invite you to a very special event. The FIRST Annual FSYO Alumni Concert!!!! Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will host its first annual Alumni Concert, at The Grove at Mead Garden on Sunday, December 22, 2013.

Our vision for this event is to welcome all former FSYO members. We know music is an important and inspirational part of your life, so we want to reconnect with you as part of this very special performance.

If you are currently practicing and playing your instrument on a regular basis, we would like for you to perform in the FSYO Alumni Orchestra. We know many of you have continued performing and we want our community to hear how far you have come!

If you have not continued playing your instrument over the years, we invite you to this concert as an audience member so you can reunite with all your FSYO friends.

Seating in the orchestra will be limited so please sign-up as soon as possible. We want this concert to be a great event for all! You must be in Orlando and able to rehearse on Saturday, December 21st and Sunday, December 22nd.

Sincerely,

Andrew Lane

Music Director

The 2013– 2014 Mead Botanical Garden Amphitheater, The Grove - Alumni Concert

Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will host its first annual Alumni Concert, at The Grove at Mead Garden. This annual event honors alumni and their achievements at FSYO. The public is invited to join this celebration for an evening of music and entertainment. An anonymous donor and longtime FSYO supporter designated a gift totaling $250,000 to the FSYO specifically for the construction of a multi-use stage and learning pavilion at Mead Garden. Not only will this enhance the presence of music education programs, but it will also provide another performance venue for all arts organizations in Central Florida to experience the full arrange of senses that come with seeing a performance surrounded by beautiful scenery. Bring your picnic blankets and baskets to enjoy this magical event. As always, academic and music educators receive complimentary admission to this and all FSYO concerts.

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2013

Time/Location: Mead Gardens Amphitheater - 1500 S. Denning Drive Winter Park FL 32789, 4:00 pm

Admission: Single concert tickets are $10.00. All tickets can be purchased through fsyo.org. 

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Alumni Spotlight

Many graduates from the FSYO go on to pursue careers in professional music, as they play with the nation’s top orchestras or teach our nation’s youth in the classroom. Additionally, our alumni hold leading positions in medicine, law and business, with a few playing a role in the life of the FSYO today. The leadership, thoughtfulness and independence learned through music education will help guide our students throughout their lives.

To recieve information on upcomming FSYO Alumni events please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spotlight: FSYO Alumni Arup Guha 

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Arup grew up in Central Florida, attending Dommerich Elementary, where Doris Hotaling introduced him to the violin via the Suzuki Program. After completing the Suzuki program, he auditioned and joined FSYO for all of middle and high school. Rehearsals instilled discipline, gave him an appreciation for team work, and make him appreciate classical music.

Arup attended MIT for college, majoring in computer science and mathematics. While he chose not to continue playing the violin while he was at college, during his undergrad studies he picked back up his violin and played in a string orchestra.

Upon finishing graduate school, Arup returned to Orlando to teach at both UCF and Winter Park High School. Due to the demands of both jobs, he stopped playing once again. He showed interest in classical music by becoming a season ticket holder for the Orlando Philharmonic. For one year, motivated by my student, Andrea Yang, who was a brilliant violinist, I played for UCF's orchestra. Since that time, Arup has attended OPO and FSYO concerts and served on the board for FSYO for three years. Arup came out of retirement on his wedding day to play a song for his wife, composed by FSYO conductor John Dupuis.

"FSYO gave me a great appreciation for classical music while instilling in me both discipline and team work that has proven invaluable in my adult life."- Arup Guha