Inscape is pleased to announce the start of a year-long educational collaboration with the DC Youth Orchestra Program beginning Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2PM with a concert at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater.
Principal musicians from Inscape will perform side-by-side with the Youth Orchestra in rehearsal and performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute led by DCYOP Music Director Mariano Vales. On the same program, Inscape will perform Silvestre Revueltas’ Ocho por Radio and Dan Visconti’s Low Country Haze led by Inscape Artistic Director Richard Scerbo.
In addition to their extensive performance credentials, Inscape musicians hold numerous teaching positions throughout the Washington Metropolitan region. Having been inspired by their own childhood performances with various youth orchestras, Inscape’s musicians look forward to participating in this meaningful collaboration between two of Washington DC’s most respected musical organizations.
The concert is free and open to the public, although tickets are required. Reserve tickets at www.dcyop.org. Doors open at 1:30 pm.
About DC Youth Orchestra Program:
DC Youth Orchestra Program (DCYOP) is a curriculum-based music education program offering fall, spring, and summer sessions of instruction and ensemble training on all orchestral and wind ensemble instruments for beginning through advanced students. Over 600 students a year ages 4 ½ to 18 from Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia participate in the program which is located at Eastern High School on Capitol Hill. Every week, over 30 faculty members teach nearly 100 classes and rehearsals on Saturdays and Tuesday evenings. DCYOP offers seven intermediate and advanced ensembles: three string orchestras, one wind ensemble, and three full orchestras, including the Youth Orchestra.
Founded in 1960, the mission of DC Youth Orchestra Program is “music for young people, achievement for life.” The program welcomes all students that wish to participate, regardless of background, socioeconomic status or ability. No auditions are required to join at the beginning level, only the desire and will to learn. DCYOP derives its success from a strong emphasis on musical achievement and excellence.
One hundred percent of DCYOP seniors graduate from high school and most go on to college. Many graduates have gone on to play in orchestras, conduct, compose music or engage in other successful fields of study.
DC Youth Orchestra Program has received recognition such as the “Coming Up Taller Award” (now the National Arts and Humanities Youth Programs Award) and the DC Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Arts Education. The Catalogue for Philanthropy selected DCYOP in 2012-2013 as “one of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region.”
For more information about DC Youth Orchestra Program, go to www.dcyop.org.