FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: March 19, 2014
CONTACT: Anthea Jackson, Executive Director
The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York (MYO) is proud to present our three Suffolk County-based orchestras in concert on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 12:00 PM at Hofstra University John Cranford Adams Playhouse, located in Hempstead, NY 11549. The concert will feature our 2013-2014 Concerto and Vocal Competition Winner, 17 year old flute player Leah Stevens, from East Islip High School. The concert is open to the public and tickets are $25 for Adults, $10 for Students (21 years and under), and $10 for Seniors (60 years and older).
The three orchestras feature talented Long Island-based musicians between the ages of 8 and 18:
Suffolk Concert Orchestra with Music Director Eileen Murphy
Suffolk Symphony Orchestra with Music Director Scott Zarchy
Suffolk Principal Orchestra with Music Director Phil Preddice
As the winner of the 2013-2014 MYO Concerto and Vocal Competition, Leah Stevens received a cash award in the amount of $500 and the opportunity to perform the final movement of the Ibert Flute Concerto with the Suffolk Principal Orchestra, directed by Phil Preddice. A 2014 Newsday Scholar-Artist, Leah, along with her brother, Michael Stevens (horn), have been proud members of the orchestra since it was formed in 2008. It will be very hard to see Leah graduate this year and leave the MYO family. We know she will go on to great things and we wish her well.
The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York is committed to fostering a community of talented young musicians from the greater Long Island area, providing them with an opportunity to rehearse and perform orchestral and choral masterworks at the highest possible level with recognized leaders in music education and performance. Founded in the fall of 1993 by John C. McNeur, MYO has grown from one orchestra of fifteen members to seven orchestras, a flute choir, and six choral ensembles, serving over 900 young musicians between the ages of 8 and 18 throughout the Nassau and Suffolk counties of Long Island. For more information, please visit www.myo.org or call (516) 365-6961.