On Tuesday, May 15 the four orchestras of the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra display their skills in a spring concert. The performance takes place in the Asheville High School Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

The program for the evening includes beloved favorites including Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Fauré’s Élégie for cello and orchestra, and Copland’s An Outdoor Adventure. The Élégie will feature the winner of the ASYO’s annual Spotlight on Young Musicians competition, Aaron Chen, cellist with the ASYO.

Tickets are $10, general admission, and will be available at the door and online.

For young people who are interested in joining the ranks of the ASYO, auditions will be held May 18-20. Students can register to audition via the Asheville Symphony website.

The Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) program serves more than 200 of the very best young musicians in the greater Asheville area. The program consists of four orchestras, in addition to woodwind, brass, percussion, and chamber music ensembles. ASYO musicians participate in masterclasses, retreats, workshops, tours and social events. They also receive instruction from many of the region’s most respected professional conductors and musicians, and have the opportunity to perform throughout the community. The ASYO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which supported in part by the Buncombe County and Asheville City School Systems, but also depends on private and corporate donations.