The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra hosted its 56th Concert Season finale on Sunday, May 5, 2013, with a four-orchestra concert at the historic Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Downtown Orlando. Special recognition goes to Andrew Cheshire. Andrew is a tenth grade honors student at Merritt Island High School. He began playing violin in second grade. Andrew was a concerto finalist and was chosen to play Barber's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Opus. 14. FSYO bid a fond farewell to 38 seniors graduating in 2013, we are so proud of their accomplishments and wish them well in future endeavors.
Andrew Cheshire in the midst of his peformance with the FSYO's Symphonic Orchestra.
FSYO's Symphonic Orchestra French Horn Section.
Conductor, Sarah Morrison leading FSYO's Overture Strings Orchestra.
The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra aims to educate and inspire Central Florida's top young musicians via programs committed to strengthening musical talents and developing appreciation of the arts through classical music. The FSYO's more than 250 members are students from eight Central Florida counties, including Orange, Osceola, Lee, Seminole, Brevard, Lake, Highlands and Volusia. Programs are sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the Darden Restaurant Foundation; the Universal Orlando Foundation; and United Arts of Central Florida. We thank these groups for their generous support. The FSYO is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information, please visit www.fsyo.org.