Ready To Play

The senior performing orchestra of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony recently had an intense Chautauqua Weekend in preparation for their Spring Gala Concert Sunday afternoon.

The highly talented and motivated musicians, ages 13 through college, who make up the Youth Symphony enjoyed sectional rehearsals with coaches, full rehearsals under the direction of conductor and music director Bryan Eckenrode, and some social time.

Their 4 p.m. concert in downtown Jamestown’s Reg Lenna Civic Center will also include performances by Prelude Strings, the beginning string musicians, and the Young Artists Orchestra of intermediate instrumental students.

Guest artists Evelyn Loehrlein, principal flutist with the Huntsville (Ala.) Symphony Orchestra, and Sidney King, instructor of double bass at the University of Louisville School of Music, will be featured.

Included on the program will be “Poem for Flute and Orchestra” by Charles T. Griffes, “Marche Militaire Francaise” from the “Algerian Suite” by Camille Saint-Saens, Tchaikowsky’s “Sleeping Beauty Waltz,” “Adagio” from Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 3,” Leroy Anderson’s “Blue Tango,” and “Duende al Rojo! (Buleria)” by guest artist Sidney King.

A reception will be held on the mezzanine of the theatre following the performance.

The Chautauqua Weekend was made possible in part by a grant from the Chautauqua Regional Community Foundation.

The concert is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Regrant Program supported by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.

Tickets are available at the Reg Lenna Civic Center Box Office, 116 E. Third St., 484-7070, or can be ordered online at

For more information about the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony and pictures from the Chautauqua Weekend, visit