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Chattanooga Symphony Youth Orchestra Celebrates 20 Years with Gary Wilkes
The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras (CSOYO) concludes their 2012-2013 season on May 6 at 7 pm at the Tivoli Theatre featuring all four orchestras and featured soloists, including Jay Craven (Chattanooga’s “Mr. Music”) and Thomas West (PAL Vocal Competition winner).
Many friends and alumni will be on hand to help Gary Wilkes celebrate his 20th anniversary with the CSO Youth Orchestras. One of those will be Jay Craven, former conductor of the youth orchestra when Gary was a student member. In 1966 Gary Wilkes played a solo as concerto competition winner with the youth orchestra with Jay Craven conducting. Now they are trading places! In addition, the selection that Jay Craven has chosen to play, “Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra” by Karl Maria von Weber, is the very same selection he played in 1953 with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra when he was the student concerto competition winner.
The CSOYO Prelude and Etude Orchestras, conducted by Nichole Pitts, will open the concert. Following them will be the CSOYO Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sandy Morris. The program (with no intermission) will conclude with the CSOYO Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gary Wilkes. Also featured on the program is the Performing Arts League Vocal Competition winner, Thomas West. Thomas was featured on a live broadcast of “From the Top” here in Chattanooga last year.
CSOYO Spring Concert
Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7 pm
Nichole Pitts, conductor, CSOYO Etude & Prelude Orchestras
Sandy Morris, conductor, CSOYO Philharmonic Orchestra
Gary Wilkes, conductor, CSOYO Symphony Orchestra
CSOYO Prelude Orchestra
DVORAK/ALLEN New World Symphony Theme
STRAUSS/WILLIAMS The Blue Danube Waltz
NEWBOLD Russian Music Box
CSOYO Etude Orchestra
MEYER Dragon Hunter
OFFENBACH/DACKOW Orpheus in the Underworld: Finale
NEWBOLD Dragon Dances
FROST Mango Tango
CSOYO Philharmonic Orchestra
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 (IV. Allegro assai)
COOK New Beginnings
CUSTER Themes from 007: A Medley for Orchestra
CSOYO Symphony Orchestra
NEWMAN Blow it Up! Start Again
MENDELSSOHN “Lord God of Abraham” from Elijah
Thomas West, soloist
VON WEBER Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra
Jay Craven, soloist
DAUGHERTY Route 66
MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2
Tickets: $7 for adults, $5 for children, students, and seniors.
Call 423.267.9011 for more information.
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Zoe Saldana hopes fanboys find her sexy in "Guardians of the Galaxy." But as we hear from AP Entertainment Editor Michael Weinfeld, they'll have to get over the color of her skin.
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Zoe Saldana, actor
Zoe Saldana says green isn't a sexy color. ((longer version of cut in wrap))
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Zoe Saldana, actor
Zoe Saldana says she hopes she came up with a shade of green that fanboys will find sexy.
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Zoe Saldana says the color green has a bad reputation. ((longer version of cut in wrap))
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Dan Aykroyd, actor
Dan Aykroyd says he's been a fan of James Brown's since seeing him perform on top of a bar in Canada in 1968.
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Dan Aykroyd, actor
Dan Aykroyd says he was real close to James Brown when he was performing on top of a bar in Canada in 1968.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Syfy's "Sharknado" swallowed up nearly four million viewers Wednesday night. The ratings for "Sharknado 2: The Second One," nearly tripled the 1.37 million viewers who saw last summer's premiere of the original "Sharknado." The setting in the campy "Sharknado 2" moved from Los Angeles to New York City. The Big Apple is hit by a storm of rain and falling sharks. Syfy says "Sharknado 2" will air again tomorrow and Sunday.
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Sandy Kozel, AP correspondent
'Sharknado 2' whipped up a storm of viewers and tweets. AP correspondent Sandy Kozel reports.
"GODFATHER" MAKEUP ARTIST
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