Youth Symphony Spring Concert Set for March 21

The Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony will present a spring concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 21, in Lehman Auditorium.

Admission info

A five-dollar donation is requested at the door to assist in the operation of these music groups.

About the concert

The Junior Strings ensemble, under the direction of Sharon Miller, will open the program with several classical selections by Bach and Moussorgsky and a fiddle tune. This intermediate-level group has 16 members from Shenandoah, Rockingham and Augusta counties.

The concert will continue with the 46-member Youth Orchestra with students from Rockingham, Augusta, Shenandoah, Page, and Highland counties as well as West Virginia. Several students from EMU and James Madison University assist and play with the ensemble.

Both ensembles are part of EMU’s Preparatory Music Program.

This auditioned group, conducted by Maria Lorcas, will perform the “Concerto for Flute in G major” by W.A. Mozart featuring high school senior Sarah DiNapoli; “Jupiter” from “The Planets” by G. Holst and “Capriccio Espagnol” by N. Rimsky-Korsakow. The last piece includes solos for orchestral members, including Rebecca Bauer (violin), James Lambert (clarinet) and Rebecca Snider (flute).

Sarah DiNapoli, featured soloist

Featured soloist Sarah DiNapoli

The evening’s featured soloist is Sarah DiNapoli, daughter of Timothy and Jessica DiNapoli of Harrisonburg. She is the senior class treasurer at Harrisonburg High School where she is a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society. A member of the HHS Band and Marching Bands for four years, she served as drum major this year.

She has danced at Dance and Company since the age of 4, volunteered with the Gus Bus and attended the Virginia Summer Governor’s School for Life Sciences and Medicine. Sarah’s flute teachers are Elizabeth Stinson and Rebecca Springer. She has been a member of Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra for two years and has been selected for City-County Honors Band and District Band.

Learn more about EMU’s Preparatory Music Program.