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Owensboro, KY – The Owensboro Symphony Youth and String Orchestras will perform their annual Dinner Concert on Monday evening, March 11, 2024 at Blessed Mother Catholic Church Parish Hall located at 601 East 23rd Street, Owensboro, KY. Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. which includes spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. The concert will immediately follow. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased in advance online or by calling 270-684-0661.

The Youth Orchestra is under the direction of Mark Hatlestad. Mark is Principal Viola in the Owensboro Symphony and Evansville Philharmonic, Artist-in-Residence at the University of Evansville’s Eykamp String Quartet, and has a private studio for motivated young violists. The String Orchestra is led by Adrienne Vallandingham. She has been teaching her studio of violin students at the Owensboro Symphony Academy for eight years and serves as Education Coordinator and Librarian for the Owensboro Symphony. 

About the Youth Orchestra
The Owensboro Symphony, through its sponsorship of the Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra program, provides specialized training to young musicians each year. The Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra program dedicates itself to building on the success of school programs by offering outstanding students music that continues to challenge them in their growth. Many students exiting the Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra have been offered college music scholarships and continue performing beyond high school graduation.

The program consists of two performing ensembles: the Youth Orchestra, a full orchestra experience, and a String Orchestra. Participants represent every local and many regional high school and middle school bands and orchestras. The Youth Orchestra welcomes college students who wish to continue their careers as instrumentalists at a very high level.