School budget cutbacks usually hit arts programs the hardest. Good thing this city provides a wealth of kid-friendly arts education outside of the classroom. One of our favorite organizations is The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, whose live concerts introduce local kids to a variety of instruments and foster an appreciation of classical music.
Support local music education by picking up today's Plum Steal: $8 Tickets to the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra 55th Season Spring Concert Sunday March 18th, 2012, 4pm - $16 Value. Each ticket purchase offers balcony seating for 1 adult or child to the Youth Orchestra's March 18th performance at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre.
Recognized as one of the top youth orchestras in the United States, the FSYO has three full orchestras, a training orchestra, cello choir, and chamber ensembles comprised of some of the most accomplished young musicians from a nine-county area of Central Florida. All in all, it adds up to the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon with your kids.
The primary purpose of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra is education. All programs reflect a commitment to providing young musicians with the opportunity to strengthen their musical talents and develop an appreciation of the arts through classical music. Members develop discipline, teamwork and leadership skills through rehearsal and performance with peers who are serious about music. Many members go on to become professional musicians, music teachers, doctors, engineers, and other types of professionals. All leave FSYO with a love and appreciation of music that will enrich the rest of their adult lives.
The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra