Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra to present spring concert

2013-05-16T00:00:00Z 2013-05-20T20:06:42Z Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra to present spring concertTimes Staff
May 16, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HAMMOND | The Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra will present its spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Morton High School Auditorium, 6915 Grand Ave. The concert is under the direction of Philip Bauman.

The 60-member youth orchestra is comprised of students from Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper and LaPorte counties in Indiana and Cook County in Illinois.

The program will include Dvořák’s Slavonic Dance No. 1 and Hans Zimmer’s music from "Gladiator." Violinist Patrick Bieszke, the NISO 2013 Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition winner, will play the first movement of Symphonie Espagnole by Eduard Lalo.

The NWI Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Nancy Menk, will be featured performing Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and highlight Thomas Olsen as tenor soloist singing “Onaway! Awake, Beloved!”

The 80-voice Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus is comprised of vocalists from the Chicagoland area who share their talents with the Northwest Indiana Symphony on a volunteer basis.

Youth orchestra members are given the opportunity to enjoy the enrichment and challenge of performing with other dedicated peers. This year, the orchestra will “graduate” 13 seniors, all of whom plan to attend college next year.

Tickets for the concert are general admission, and are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Students get in free with a school ID. Christensen Chevrolet, the Estate of Edith E. Martin and the Indiana Arts Commission are sponsoring this performance. For more information, visit, contact Youth Orchestra manager Emily Smith at or call (219) 836-0525, ext. 207.

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