Youth orchestra plans concert in Roseville

Youth cellist is featured soloist
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When: 7 p.m. Monday, May 13 (doors open at 6:45 p.m.)

Where: Valley Springs Presbyterian, 2401 Olympus Drive, Roseville

Cost: $7; children under 10 free



The Placer County Youth Orchestra will present its spring concert May 13 featuring cellist Youjin Ko the first movement of the Haydn cello concerto in C.

The concert, “OVERTURE” will feature famous overtures. Selections include Rossini’s “Barber of Seville,” Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro,” Nicolai’s “Merry Wives of Windsor,” Lehar’s “Merry Widow,” “Von Suppe’s “Light Cavalry” and Herold’s “Zampa Overture.” The concert features the PCYO Intermediate String Orchestra and PCYO Symphony Orchestra.

Ko won this year’s first place in her division of the Auburn Symphony Young Musician Competition. She has played with the youth orchestra since she was in fourth grade in a string class at her school.

PCYO started in 2009 and has grown into a full symphonic orchestra serving Placer County. In addition, there is an intermediate orchestra. Musicians play a variety of symphonic music from movie to Broadway and classical music of all eras.

It’s goals are threefold:

Our goals are threefold: to serve the community by attempting to help meet real needs, including holding an annual benefit concert, “All I Want for Christmas,” to raise funds for a local charity; to create an outlet for musicians in the Placer County area; to collaborate with other arts groups and build an artistic community in Placer County, from helping with musicals and ballets to having choirs such as Sierra College and Northern California Children’s Chorus perform with the orchestra.

PCYO rehearses every Wednesday at Olympus Junior High.