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IFS Youth Orchestras Present Fall 2022 Concert

Published online: Nov 30, 2022
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Students in the Idaho Falls Symphony Youth Orchestra and Preparatory String
Orchestra programs will perform Thursday, December 1st, 2022 at 7:30pm in the
Idaho Falls Civic Center for the Performing Arts. Thanks to generous sponsorships, this
year the Youth Orchestra concerts are free and open to the public.

The IFS Youth Orchestra conducted by Music Director Christine Hutchings will perform
an inspiring program of live symphonic music. Audience-favorite “Fantasia on
Greensleeves” showcases the group’s impressive strings in the sweeping arrangement
by Ralph Vaughn Williams, and virtuosity with a Spanish flair takes center stage during
“Capriccio Espagnol.” The concert also includes new music by living composer Soon
Hee Newbold; her energetic “Alpha and Omega” will showcase the brilliant sounds of
the IFSYO percussion and brass sections.

Featured on the concert will be the students of the IFS Preparatory String Orchestra
and their mentors, a wonderful ensemble of nearly 40 students conducted by Annalee
Kelly. The festive music of Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” will have families tapping
their toes, and the students will perform the G Major Symphony of Joseph Bologne, the
often-overlooked Chevalier de Saint-Georges from the era of Mozart.

More information about the Idaho Falls Symphony Youth Orchestra and Preparatory
String Orchestra can be found in the “Education and Community” section of our website: No tickets are required for this event; the doors will open at
6:30pm for general admission seating. For inquiries please call 208-529-1080 or email This concert is made possible by generous support from
Carrie & Christian Shull, Carol Ormond, Lucy Bean, the Maeck Family Foundation,
Idaho National Laboratory, Arts Idaho, and the Idaho Environmental Coalition.


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