Classical musicians aged nine to 22 can audition to be part of the next Coquitlam Youth Orchestra.
On May 26 and 27, candidates can bring their strings, wind, brass and percussion instruments to the Mundy Park fieldhouse or the Poirier community centre to apply for the junior, intermediate or senior ensemble. Visit coquitlamyouthorchestra.ca to save a spot.
Meanwhile, the current orchestras will host their spring concert on June 9, with the juniors taking the Evergreen Cultural Centre stage (1205 Pinetree Way) at noon to play Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 (with nine-year-old soloist Samantha Ku); Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture; Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette; and Chopin’s Minute Waltz.
The intermediates perform at 1:15 p.m. with De Falla's Three Cornered Hat; Beethoven's Symphony No. 1; and Grieg’s Piano Concerto (featuring 14-year-old soloist Angela Hu).
And, at 2:45 p.m., the seniors tackle Rimsky Korsakov’s Sheherezade; Copeland’s Hoe Down; and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto (with 18-year-old soloist Grace Yoo).